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  • James W on "Oh, Where's the feeling?" mick, even David T agrees that my comment was sensible, it got him talking again. more
  • Gordon Heelan on Save Brisbane's history Do you think the Bonded Store Buildings should be saved and heritage listed?Yes I do as history is a important part of our ... more
  • Bob Lord on Electricity savings on way So the plan is to increase the risk of blackouts because people aren't prepared to pay for the excellent electricity service ... more
  • Bob Lord on “$80 billion black cloud" Major infrastructure investment occurring in Qld over the past few years before LNP according to the Commission of Audit:1. ... more
  • Gus Nathan on Vale, Haydn Sargent Really sad to learn of Hayden Sargent's passing away. Ever since our arrival in Australia in 1975, we tuned to 4 BC daily ... more
  • David T. on "Oh, Where's the feeling?" Yes James, I'm waiting for you to say something sensible. more
  • James W on “$80 billion black cloud" So the $4Bn per year we pay in interest could pay for so many schools, so many klms of roads and so many hospitals. What do ... more
  • James W on "Oh, Where's the feeling?" mick, AUstralia had never had AAA from all 3 major ratings agencies before Rudd was PM, FACT. more
  • Warren on Live webcam over Brisbane River. I would like to use your webcam. Seeing what you and your guests look like in the studio adds enjoyment to listening to ... more
  • mick on Colmslie saves it's Fish Factory Khushdeep ring Rudd's missus she is supposed to be the guru in placing people into jobs at a great expense to the taxpayer. more
  • mick on "Oh, Where's the feeling?" the recent state labor governments are the ones who have lost the aaa ratings in recent years. In Fact the most Triple A ... more
  • mick on Obesity a personal issue? Jack2967 obesity in itself can be the symptom of many other chronic illnesses and the result of medications used to treat ... more
  • Where is it? on LIVE NRL returns to 4BC What's happened to Fresh on Sunday? Disappeared when the CCT returned. Are you going to put it on at a different time?Would ... more
  • victor Madison on Promising signs for HIV cure I want to say hello to the world at large, I am very grateful for the good deeds DR.OGODOMEN did for me, I was a HIV ... more
  • Elisa Jed on MiniMovers fleet sabotaged Did they find the person that sabotaged the moving trucks? This is definitely a hard time to lose so many trucks. I think ... more
  • Annie Johnston on Boland back for Brisbane Warren, it is so good to see you are back on the radio. 4BCs gain is ABC's loss. And what a loss it is! Your league of ... more
  • Steve Yeppoon on Boland back for Brisbane Driving out to work this morning and planning to listen to Warren for the 3 hour drive. Disappointed to learn Warrens not on ... more
  • James W on "Oh, Where's the feeling?" Gone quite quiet again David T. more
  • Bob Lord on Mobile tech leading way Ah. Just a little. Currently 2 smartphones, 2 tablets and a laptop make use of a cable broadband, home wifi and a portable ... more
  • kerry jacques on Boland back for Brisbane I likewise , loved Saturday Mornings with Warren , just the variety of his programme was excellent , come on 4bc , move it ... more

Looking back: RSPCA pets

Posted by: Gordon Campbell | Gordon Campbell 17 April, 2014 - 2:07 PM

4BC Online: 4BC are proud supporters of the Wacol RSPCA Animal Care Campus, offering listeners the chance, every week, to adopt a precious animal. Here's a look back at the past ten weeks, to see which lucky pets have been homed so far.
















Ban work emails, after hours

Posted by: 4bc.com.au | 4bc.com.au 16 April, 2014 - 10:55 AM
Girl talking on mobile phone.

Have smartphones taken up too much a space in our private life?

Would you like to ignore work related calls and emails after work hours?

New labor agreements in France now demand that staff on after work hours now must ignore their bosses work emails, allowing workers to relax and take the power back in their private time.

Companies affected by the agreement also must ensure workers come under no pressure to do so.

Could you imagine this law in Australia, would you support it?

Charlie Brown, Technology Editor Today Show, joins 4BC Mornings host Chris Adams talking about the demand mobiles have on our private space.

Listen now and have your say.

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Drug syndicate smashed

Posted by: 4bc.com.au | 4bc.com.au 16 April, 2014 - 9:27 AM

Shocking problems within Queensland airport authorities have been discovered after yesterday's 18 million drug syndicate bust between Victoria and the Gold Coast.

The syndicate allegedly involved state government workers helping drug dealers send an estimated 1.5 tonnes of marijuana to Queensland in just eight months through Brisbane and Townsville airports.

The brisbanetimes reported, the alleged offenders made more than 40 trips to Queensland from Victoria, packing up to 25 kilograms of drugs into suitcases that passed through the Brisbane, Gold Coast and Townsville airports.

As part of the joint operation, more than $1 million of drugs were seized during raids on 13 Queensland properties, two in Victoria and one in New South Wales.

Luxury vehicles, customised motorcycles, eight new buses imported from China and a Queenslander house that had recently been moved onto a Gold Coast property were also among the haul.

Gold Coast Drug Bust, Roger Henning, Director of Homeland Security Asia Pacific, talks with 4BC Mornings host with Chris Adams.

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Save Brisbane's history

Posted by: 4bc.com.au | 4bc.com.au 16 April, 2014 - 8:18 AM

The Heritage status of the Bonded Stores in Margaret street has become something of a hot potato between council and the state government.

Together the stores link to Brisbane's 1850s, although the buildings themselves date from 1913.

The brisbanetimes.com.au reported, the proposed demolition of the three buildings was raised by Fairfax Media in early January in a series of stories.

The three buildings; Hotpoint House (1922), O'Reilly's Bonded Stores (1913) and the Free Stores Building (1913) are not listed on the Queensland Heritage list.

However conservation groups have argued they form an important heritage streetscape, because two adjacent buildings - Watson's Building, built in 1887 and the HP Sales Building (1912) - are on the Queensland's Heritage Register.

A decision to handed down by the Queensland Heritage Council today.

Do you think the Bonded Store Buildings should be saved and heritage listed?

Electricity savings on way

Posted by: 4bc.com.au | 4bc.com.au 16 April, 2014 - 7:23 AM

Did you know Queensland pay most for electricity?

New rules are suggesting at halving the rate for Queenslanders.

However savings may not be seen for at-least half a decade.

Energy Minister Mark McArdle has said rules requiring electricity distributors to ‘gold plate’ networks that drive up energy prices will be changed.

With expectations the new rule changes could save consumers up to $2 billion by 2020.

Alan Moran, Director of the Deregulation Unit at the Institute of Public  joins 4BC Breakfast about the changes to the rules.

Listeners join the conversation as well, raising doubts over the  rule changes.

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