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  • Jeff Deslandes on Jeff Deslandes For those interested in my story...It's now October 2014, still have regular booster injections of my vaccine, remain free ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge RITA the Bridge Majority all know you are for the Bridge. The bridge to Bribie has made it the most unique pristine life ... more
  • Rita on Calls for Island bridge Reg, I am all for a bridge to Russell Island... It is well over due/ the only solution to fix the ongoing parking & ... more
  • Reg Southern on Calls for Island bridge I'm with Rita too. The bridge to Bribie Island is destroying Bribie Island. The whole reason for moving here and living ... more
  • From Ebola to military on our streets on Ebola tests return negative First and foremost is the potential threat. Every time the virus infects a new host it mutates and becomes stronger. At the ... more
  • Dirty Harry on Terror suspect planned to behead police The Victorian police are nationally renowned for firing the warning shot into the chest of the alleged criminal. Not once ... more
  • Justin on Terror suspect planned to behead police If a bikie did this there'd be no holding back. But a Muslim, oh no, "Islam is peaceful, he acted alone." But then again, ... more
  • Its decision time on Terror suspect planned to behead police Consider these issues. The Ukraine, Malaysian Airlines, Ebola, ISIS and Syria. Considered in isolation they all assist the ... more
  • CRY FREEDOM on Terror raids in Australia Thanks labor for letting them in by the boat loads. more
  • Gutless Wonders on Terror raids in Australia How do you sleep at night. How can you look into your childrens eyes and not accept the fact that your actions are ... more
  • All stand in applause for WA on Terror raids in Australia How clever is WA. We should all take of our hats to their extraordinary contribution. The WA division of Fairfax radio is ... more
  • Australia is a nation under siege on Terror raids in Australia When foreign or domestic enemies attack or seek to undermine Australia, government is the first line of defence. When ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge Phillip ISLAND, Bribie ISLAND ask any of there locals, they still say mainlanders, what a rediculous arguement if you build ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I'm with you Rita, Two words for me , Bribie Island still pristine where locals enjoy living and touries can't get enough ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I'm with you Rita, Two words for me , Bribie Island still pristine where locals enjoy living and touries can't get enough ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge I agree totally with Walter. A bridge will destroy the uniqueness of Russell Island. It appears that the almighty dollar is ... more
  • eddie terrill on Catch up with Ken Sparkes hi ken; great show tonite 30-09;enjoy the music once again ,keep on rocking from a60s&70s listener.eddie t. more
  • Bruce Norman on Farewell Mark 'The Ear' I started listening to Mark when the 4BC came to Tasmania, and I just think the "turf teasers", even though you have to wake ... more
  • John on Calls for Island bridge Did buy a block to build and retire to one day. It's nice to get good clean discussion about the Bridge , not to sure about ... more
  • Helen Arnall on Calls for Island bridge Private enterprises could be used to build a bridge - Look to Isle of Skye in Scotland - lots of protests, but successfully ... more


Posted by: 4BC | 4BC 30 October, 2014 - 9:20 AM







NASA disaster

Posted by: Gordon Campbell | Gordon Campbell 29 October, 2014 - 2:50 PM

4BC Online: A unmanned rocket carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station exploded shortly after blastoff in aNASA disaster.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately known, with engineers unaware of any problems before take-off.

'A mishap has occurred - we have lost the vehicle,' controllers said seconds after blast off.

Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft had been set to launch at 6:22 p.m. ET from the Wallops Flight Facility along the Atlantic Ocean.

Watch a video showing the spectacular explosion


Posted by: 4BC | 4BC 29 October, 2014 - 9:20 AM








Qantas Jet Upgrade

Posted by: Gordon Campbell | Gordon Campbell 23 October, 2014 - 11:04 AM

4BC Online: Qantas is stepping up the pressure on Virgin with a new “business Class War” between the two carriers, but it’ll be Brisbane that benefits from the move.

Today, the flying Kangaroo unveiled its new business class lie-flat beds for the A330 aircraft, featuring a lie-flat bed, more storage space and a greater range of TV and movie selections as part of a new look In Flight Entertainment system.

The work begins in November to refresh the aircraft interior and it’ll be carried out at the Brisbane Qantas maintenance facility.  Turnaround for each A330 refresh will take nearly a month.

While not giving away exact details of the costs involved in the project, Qantas boss Alan Joyce admits, it's a significant and necessary investment.

Today’s announcement comes as the carrier ramps-up its base operations in Los Angeles with a 20 year lease being signed for a massive maintenance facility at “LAX”. 

The new hangar will be capable of taking the A380 “Super-Jumbo” and create employment for about 150 maintenance staff and another 50 general employees.


Canada Parliament in lockdown

Posted by: Staff Writers | Staff Writers 23 October, 2014 - 7:39 AM
MPs block the door with chairs during a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (Photo: Nina Grewal)

4BC Online: A gunman believed to be behind the outbreak of violence in Canada’s parliamentary building has been shot dead.

The shooting has left a Canadian soldier dead and parliament put under lockdown. In video footage obtained by Canada’s The Globe and Mail, shots were fired inside parliament as politicians run to safety.

The shooting began at the city’s War Memorial where Corporal Nathan Cirillo was shot dead while standing guard.

WATCH: iPhone footage of shooting inside Canada's parliamentary building

Journalist Alison Sandor from CFRA News Talk Radio said tension has waned but the city is still under partial lockdown as police are unsure whether the gunman acted alone.

A statement from the Prime Minister of Canada’s office has been released confirming Prime Minister Stephen Harper is safe.


Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson said this tragedy has left everyone in shock.

United States President Barack Obama have condemned these attacks and said the outbreak of violence is a wake-up call for America.

"Every single day we have a whole lot of really smart, really dedicated, really hard-working people ... who are monitoring risks and making sure we're doing everything we need to do to protect the American people," he said.

Professor Greg Barton, terrorism expert from the Monash Universty said Australia may ramp up security in response to Canada’s shooting.

Speaker Bronwyn Bishop said Australian Parliament House will have security measures in place and Australian Federal Police will increase its presence.