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LISTEN: Richmond may be without captain Trent Cotchin in this weekend’s elimination final, with the midfielder expecting his first child to be born in the next fortnight.
LISTEN:North Melbourne coach Brad Scott said the Kangaroos are in the strongest position so far this season as they head into Saturday’s elimination final against Essendon.
LISTEN: Victoria’s first home buyers have been dealt some good news with the state government announcing a 10 per cent rise in its stamp duty concession.
TOM ELLIOTT: Almost 1000 learner drivers a week fail their test to get their P-plates.
LISTEN: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the ultimate aim is to "eliminate" ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
WATCH: Almost a year since US born ruckman Jason Holmes was selected as a rookie for St Kilda, he talks to 3AW's Tom Elliott about his journey so far and what's next.
NEIL MITCHELL: The Napthine Government is in a panic. It is behind in the polls and panicking.
PHOTOS: A 3AW Mornings listener has sent in some photos of a koala taking in the sights near Apollo Bay at the weekend.
LATEST: A pedestrian has been struck and killed on the West Gate Freeway this morning.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A Melbourne footballer has had a whirlwind weekend playing two games of football in one day, in two different cities, for two different codes.
JIM SCHEMBRI: Here's news that suggests Catholicism is now transforming into an action franchise.
LISTEN: Learner drivers are being urged to get professional driving lessons amid a record number of test failures.
LISTEN: State Labor is refusing to comment on reports a senior party figure and Moreland Councillor has links to the Calbrian mafia.
SEE IT HERE: A UFO spotted in the skies over Melbourne's southeast overnight has been dismissed as a remote controlled drone with LED lights.
LISTEN:The Premier says plans to redevelop 'Federation Square East' won't be a taxpayer burden
AFL: Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has never been overly chummy with the media during the last three decades as and AFL coach.
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LISTEN: Researcher Jennifer Marohasy says the Bureau of Meteorology fudges Australia’s temperature records.
PHOTOS: It's been a bad day on Melbourne roads with several crashes causing long delays for hundreds of drivers.
LISTEN: A Melbourne private school has defended its decision to axe its annual Father’s Day breakfast for preparatory students.
WATCH: AFL chief Gillon McLachlan rejects strong criticism of the Hunt 'experiment'.
LISTEN: Victoria's Commissioner for Children says drugged up teenagers are increasingly stealing cars for sport.
JIM SCHEMBRI: An outstanding, tautly directed, superbly acted that again proves, as did Animal Kingdom, that Australian filmmakers have a distinctive knack for quality crime dramas.
TONY LEONARD: Set in slightly off the beaten Cecil St., Williamstown, you approach a dull cream brick building and do a double take.
TONY LEONARD: The Birmingham Hotel, aka The Workshop of the World is a straight ahead, no frills pub located in the epicentre of fitzroy.
LISTEN: St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt has paid tribute to retiring Magpie Luke Ball, telling Sports Today how he tried to keep his good friend at the Saints.
DEBATE: A mother of a child with Down syndrome has slammed comments by a fellow author after he claimed mothers should abort children with the condition.
LISTEN: Lawyers have blasted reforms to Victorian succession laws which could mean only surviving partners and children under 18 can contest a will.
COMMISSION: The Child Safety Commission has apologised for any breakdown in communication with Rosie Batty but insists a report into her son's death will be ready in time for a coronial inquest.
LISTEN: While much of the AFL world celebrates the end of Karmichael Hunt’s ground-breaking career, league legend Leigh Matthews has slammed the inter-code experiment saying it belittled the AFL.
LISTEN: Jeff Kennett has given a stinging appraisal of retiring former premier Ted Baillieu, describing his one-time friend as a disappointment.
LISTEN: A group of students has protested against cuts to education at Liberal Party headquarters today chanting “no cuts, no wine, no Liberal Party slime”.
LISTEN: A Melbourne woman says her family has been unfairly targeted after being removed from a plane yesterday.
KEYSBOROUGH: A man in his 30s has serious leg injuries after being trapped under 700kg of steel at Keysborough this afternoon.
LISTEN: Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says Australia has stopped five people from leaving the country "in recent times".
WATCH: Melbourne's Lord Mayor has brushed aside claims council inspectors will have the powers to burst into schools, kindergartens and child care centres, catching out smoking parents.
RECIPE: Duck legs braised in Madeira with medjool dates and fregola.
WATCH: The Lion King stars perform 'He Lives In You' live in the studio.
LISTEN: Ambulance Victoria has confirmed the Geelong region was without ambulances during its peak period last night.
RUMOUR FILE: A workplace expert has said that smoking inside a workplace can be legal, as long as occupational health and safety requirements are not breached.
TERRORISM LAW: Ross and John try to get their head around why we're using the 'Rex Hunt policy' on terrorists.
LISTEN: Retiring West Coast champion Dean Cox says flying business class is the reason he’s had such a long AFL career.
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