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LISTEN: James Hird and the Essendon board met last night to discuss the exiled coach's return to the club, reports Sam McClure.
LISTEN: Collingwood star Luke Ball says the majority of AFL players would be prepared to take a pay cut if it meant playing fewer matches.
LISTEN: A director of workplace relations says distributing pornography in the workplace is not a black-and-white, sackable offence. Tom Elliott disagrees.
LISTEN: Euthanasia campaigner Dr Philip Nitschke says he will appeal the Australian Medical Board's decision to deregister him.
Collingwood has named Ben Reid for his first game of the season, as Luke Ball and Dane Swan go out of the side.
LISTEN: Hamas says it will not accept a full ceasefire with Israel in Gaza unless the long-running blockade of the territory is lifted.
LISTEN:One of Melbourne’s leading back surgeons has dismissed a report paracetamol is ineffective against back pain.
EXCLUSIVE: Shocking footage has emerged of the dangers cyclists face on Melbourne roads.
TECHNOLOGY: Why you should treat electrical appliances like milk.
LATEST:The State’s corruption watchdog has been shown video footage of two project managers within the Department of Transport meeting in Docklands to exchange cash.
RECIPE: There is a gloriously Australian winter pudding we seldom encounter on menus these days, which is ridiculous. That pudding is golden syrup dumplings.
LISTEN: Hobart's mayor says Tasmania’s exclusion from the map of Australia on our Commonwealth Games uniforms is a 'double whammy insult'.
FOOTBALL: The Gold Coast Suns should have done a deal earlier this year to allow Karmichael Hunt to return to rugby league, according to Sydney journalist Philip 'Buzz' Rothfield.
SOUTH YARRA: A woman, aged in her mid-twenties, is too frightened to return home after being tied up and robbed in her South Yarra home last night.
LISTEN: A new study has found one in three kids have been bullied at school, while most say their parents don’t even know.
LISTEN: Tom Elliott has described as "laughable" accusations he unleashed a social media 'lynch mob' onto FM radio host Fifi Box.
LISTEN: There's a renewed push to legalise cannabis for medical purposes and it is gathering a groundswell of community support.
LISTEN: A farmer who became trapped under heavy machinery for six hours has spoken about his horrifying ordeal.
LISTEN: The Taxi Commissioner has made clear details regarding a new public register after a flurry of taxi drivers voiced their concerns.
READ: Jacqui Lambie's "well-hung" comments have made headlines around the globe.
QUAKE: A magnitude 2 to 2.5 earthquake rattled in Melbourne's northern suburbs this morning.
SHORTAGE: Australia is fast running out of trendy superfood kale.
LISTEN: James Hird has returned back to Melbourne and spoken to reporters.
LATEST: A man has died in a bobcat accident at Wodonga in the state's North East.
LATEST: iPhone screens look set to become much bigger as soon as this year.
LISTEN: A former pilot says “rational people” will still fly with Malaysia Airlines despite two aircraft tragedies in less than five months.
LISTEN: Senator Jacqui Lambie says she was just being a "normal Aussie girl" when she said she likes her men well-endowed.
INTERVIEW: In Reaching for the Moon Miranda Otto plays Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Elizabeth Bishop, who in the 1950s moved to Rio de Janiero to live with Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Christmas has come in July for a 101-year-old Melbourne woman who has received a big cheque and a rent-free promise from the government.
LISTEN: Caroline Wilson says the bulk the of the emails she receives is not - surprisingly - to do with Essendon but rather suggestions from footy fans on how the fixture can be improved.
NEIL MITCHELL: A designed to helps people as rich as Gina Rinehart pay for childcare is nonsense.
LISTEN: An Australian journalist says he’s feeling “very exposed” as war resumes in Donetsk near the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
LISTEN: Lycra-clad lovers of all things cycling will soon be able to have their interests pedalled in Parliament.
LISTEN: The Victorian Young Labor president says Prime Minister Tony Abbott is one of the most unpopular leaders we’ve had in Australia.
PHOTOS: It was -3C in Castlemaine this morning - cold enough to freeze a birdbath.
WATCH: A Melbourne father and son duo say they’ve been forever changed after completing an 800km walk through South-Western Europe for charity.
WATCH: If you think you're having a bad day, think again. This story will inspire you.
MOVIE NEWS: Ron Howard is preparing to make a Beatles documentary charting their touring life from the Cavern to their final gig in San Francisco's Candlestick Park in 1966.
COMMENT: Do Melburnians have an inferiority complex?
LATEST: Former detective Paul Dale and Rodney Collins will not be compelled to give evidence in the coronial inquest into the 2004 deaths of police informant Terrance Hodson and his wife Christine.
LISTEN: A retired Yarra Ranges couple are using technology to locate and remove graffiti in their private battle against street artists.
WEATHER: Flight delays expected in foggy morning before a burst of sunshine on Melbourne.
GLASGOW '14: Anna Meares says it's a huge honour to be chosen as Australia's flag bearer for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow.
LATEST: Police are searching for a bandit who held up a city convenience store armed with scissors.
VIDEO: Premier Denis Napthine calls on the United Nations to send in NATO troops to secure the MH17 crash site.
LISTEN: One of the world's leading aviation attorneys believes Malaysia Airlines has a case to answer following the downing of flight MH17.
LISTEN: A former Howard government minister says we shouldn’t “erase the memory” of our failings by tearing down Rolf Harris’s artwork.
CARBON TAX: Today's award for worst promotional campaign goes to: two of Australia's largest energy companies.
LISTEN: A child psychologist says there needs to be a media blackout when major disasters occur to protect children.
RETIREMENT: West Coast premiership ruckman Dean Cox has announced that he'll hang up his large boots at the end of the season.
LISTEN: Entertainment reporter Peter Ford has questioned Gerard Baden-Clay’s mistress’s decision to appear in a tell-all interview on 60 Minutes last night, claiming the interview was "aggravating".
LISTEN: A woman infected with HIV says there needs to be more dialogue around the disease as new figures reveal an increase in Australia.
RUMOUR FILE: Police are investigating claims an angry relative hit a junior footballer after a minor scuffle on Sunday.
LISTEN: Heartless thieves have targeted two outer fringe fire stations reportedly torching vehicles and stealing equipment.
RUMOUR FILE: Has new AFL chief Gillon McLachlan turned to a veteran international pop star to perform at this year's AFL grand final?
AFL: Mike Sheahan goes one on one with Matthew Lloyd on the media, diving, Brad Sewell, Matthew Knights and much more.
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