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- IBARKER on Caught out: Lord Mayor's car in no ... Tell him to walk and if he does he might loose one of those "CHINS". more
- Atticus on Caught out: Lord Mayor's car in no ... He parked put the front so that porky would not have to walk too far.Disgrace. more
- James on Caught out: Lord Mayor's car in no ... Why didn't 3AW give him a spot in the visitor car park if he is expected/a regular guest? more
- Bugs54 on Monash Council to fine you for not ... If you park your car on the nature strip the council will say it's their land and fine you,yet they want you to mow it and ... more
- Mr Gararth on Monash Council to fine you for not ... No wonder Rudd dropped Geoff Lake as the candidate for Hotham last year. Get out of our lives local government! more
- KANE on Monash Council to fine you for not ... Melbournians are going to be 'Taxed, Dutied, Priced, Tar riffed, Levied, Excised, Pork Barreled OUT OF EXISTANCE!!! more
- Geoff on Monash Council to fine you for not ... Easy solution to the problem. If the council don't want to look after their own land ie the nature strips, just give the ... more
- mylene on Monash Council to fine you for not ... If Darebin council tried this they'd make a billion dollars before the sun went down. more
- bc on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' get WADA to come in over the top and give the killer blow stuff the AFL and hird and doctor little more
- Rod on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' What's Paul Little talking about. They have only been in court for 3 days. If Essendon don't get some sort of penalty, Then ... more
- Mooroolbark Mick on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' "Swepped" indicates the level of intelligence we have in this debate. I give up! more
- Peter Flynn on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' Yes we the footy public do want to know and if the Essendon Football Club and James Hird were not gagged maybe we would. And ... more
- Docklands on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' Show Cause Notices Issued.Essendon shows bokk of what was given and on what dates and to who ?Notices withdrawn. What has ... more
- Arthur Hiliard on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' If these footy "sportsman" have nothing to hide they should be welcoming any investigation! Seems they're a bit shocked to ... more
- David on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' We haven't got deal fatigue. We want to see Essendon held to account. Let the charges be heard! The public wants to see ... more
- iain on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' More political interference is not what is required here. We need allegations of doping heard and either cleared or ... more
- Colin Lacivita on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' This is a waste of taxpayers money the courts have more urgent cases to deal with. more
- Sid on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' Guilty as sin but not an iota of evidence or positive test to support these claims?Everyone has a problem saying the Bombers ... more
- Christine on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' For people who actively listen, and have no agenda, Paul Little has conducted himself impeccably throughout this drawn-out ... more
- Nigel on Essendon looks for 'circuit breaker' No Mr Little, the whole community hasn't got deal fatigue, it's sick and tired of Essendonâ?¢ trying to stall/block ... more
Widespread use of prohibited subtances in Australian sport
AFL Chief Executive Andrew Demetriou has revealed that specific allegations have been made against at least one AFL Club as a result of the Australian Crime Commission investigation.
Mr Demetriou has told Neil Mitchell that confidentially agreements prevent him from disclosing which club or clubs are implicated.
"We have been given broad information that would lead us to believe that we have to work with ASADA to investigate some of these broad informations that we have received," Mr Demetriou told Neil Mitchell.
"We have got specific allegations but I can't go into detail without breaching the confidentially about clubs (and) people" he said.
On Thursday, the Australian Crime Commission released the results of their 12-month investigation which found wide spread use of prohibited substances in Australian professional sport.
WATCH: Andrew Demetriou speaks with Neil Mitchell
Demetriou: "We will rid the game of this undue influence. It is not required" "We don't care what resistance we get from sports scientists"— 3AW Melbourne (@3AW693) February 7, 2013
The AFL have already introduced new rules for all clubs who will now have to inform the league about every substance or drug their players are taking.
"It’s an unbelievably bad day but I think potentially there is also a lot of positives in that we really understand the threats," AFL deputy chief executive Gil McLachlan told Ross and John.
"We thought we knew them. We had an integrity division, we had an illicit drugs policy, we had a gambling code of conduct, but I don’t think we quite understood the scale or the reach" he said.
"It's highly likely there is a problem, we don't know if there is, but what we need to do is take decisive action now"
The Fremantle Dockers are the latest club in the spotlight with revelations in the Age one of their suppliers during 2007 and 2008 has been prosecuted and fined over $3-million dollars for unlawfully importing unregistered substance.
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has called on the authorities to name the codes, teams and players that have been implicated.
"The key thing now is to establish the facts. Which players, which clubs? Because I'm a bit concerned about every person out there who we've all watched, admired, spoken with in changing rooms, everything else, (are) now walking around with a total cloud over their head" he told Sunrise on Channel 7.
Richard Ings, former ASADA boss, says testing only catches fraction of cheats. If you get caught you're either arrogant or ignorant.— 3AW Breakfast (@RossAndJohn) February 7, 2013
Yesterday Home Affairs minister Jason Clare told a press conference in Canberra the findings of the ACC investigation are 'shocking and will disgust Australian sports fans.'
The Minister encouraged anyone who is involved to come forward 'before you get a knock at the door.''
"It's cheating but it's worse than that. It's cheating with the help of criminals,'' he said.
The Crime Commissioner has referred the findings of suspected criminal activity to State and Federal police and say the results will be released once all the investigations have been carried out.
The President of the World Anti-Doping Agency John Fahey told Neil Mitchell the results of the investigations come as a shock.
"This is extraordinary and it's alarming. This report is about our sport. A country that prides itself on sport in perhaps being addicted to sport more than any other nation on Earth," he told Neil Mitchell.
"All of a sudden we are told that there is wide spread use of illicit drugs, of performance enhancing drugs in professional sport and very strong links organised crime.
"I mean this is just a shock to say the least," he said.
Minister for Sport Kate Lundy: ‘Today is about the integrity of sport in Australia’ ‘If you want to dope and cheat we will catch you’— 3AW Melbourne (@3AW693) February 6, 2013
Who cares! This is yet another bit of fluff thrown out there by our Federal Muppets to take our attention away from the mess which is Labor's disastrous government.Milton Monday 11 February, 2013 - 6:27 PM
Name names! You gutless, self-serving, grandiose, ball of wind!the serial pest Sunday 10 February, 2013 - 12:25 PM
Sorry fat cat said no tanking no drugs 3 strikes protect the players at all cost a player could have ten strikes and we would never know protect the game and players at all cost its all about cover up to keep the game clean would somebody take the broom to DEMETRIOU one more question why did anderson get out in a hurry very susbarry Sunday 10 February, 2013 - 9:48 AM
I don't know what you're planet you're living on, but on Earth nobody outside Australia has even heard of AFL football.Peter Hillster Saturday 9 February, 2013 - 5:07 PM
@Susan, you mention the trend of hate and racism against the 'world game' being an underlying factor but your rants are full of hate and vindictiveness, what is the difference?Gloss Saturday 9 February, 2013 - 11:15 AM
What the hell is wrong with you people.sport is a very important part of Victorians life and Is highly regarded,but there's a slight chance Abbott/WORKCHOICES is coming and people are worried about a slight breach of some code of conduct..think about blue collar jobs not,elite un professional sportspeople....Gazza Friday 8 February, 2013 - 11:16 PM