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The public sector and their sickies: Is it us or them?

The average public sector worker takes nearly two more sickies than the average private sector worker. Why? Well, the Public Service Commissioner has told The Australian it’s because private sector bosses are too tough when it comes to sick leave. But as Ross and John mooted, surely that means the opposite could also be true… Click […]

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A low-life thief has stolen funeral donations that were meant for a four-year-old autistic boy farewelling his late father. And police say it’s not the first time he’s targeted grieving families. “What a despicable way to conduct yourself.” – Ross Stevenson The most recent theft happened at Avondale Heights church last Friday. The man loitered […]

19/01/2018

A war of words has erupted on 3AW over the latest deal between the MFB and United Firefighters Union. It follows the resignation of MFB president Andi Diamond. The state opposition says the deal has been “bullied” through to appease the union. “You can’t push through a bad deal just to get a deal done […]

19/01/2018

When Tony Moclair expressed his disinterest in men’s doubles tennis, he didn’t expect one half of Australia’s most famous doubles pairs to call in and give him a piece of his mind. Just after 12.30am this morning Tony took a call from ‘Todd from East Brighton’ who said he was “heading home from work” listening […]

19/01/2018

Neil’s Valuable Player Award for 2018! Imagine experiencing the luxury of a Mercedes-Benz; exploring the wide open road in style. Well stop imagining and join the conversation with Neil Mitchell. If you’re Neil’s Valuable Player for the week… you could experience the luxury of a Mercedes-Benz for the entire weekend. And go into the draw for the NVP Grand Prize at the end of […]

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Jos Buttler made a sensational unbeaten hundred as England won the ODI series on Sunday night. Following a chastening 4-0 defeat in the Ashes, the tourists hold an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series thanks largely to Buttler – who made 100 not out from 83 balls – and Chris Woakes, who contributed a fine 53 […]

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Australia captain Steve Smith has been dismissed in controversial fashion at the SCG. With the Aussies requiring 303 runs to win – and avoid a series defeat – a lot of the task fell on Smith’s shoulders. But the match turned when Smith edged a ball to the keeper off Mark Wood on 45. The umpire’s […]

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Paddy McCartin has re-signed with St Kilda until 2020. The Saints extended the former No.1 pick’s contract on Sunday. McCartin said he wants to help the Saints become a genuine premiership contender. “I love the club and I’m excited for what the future holds,” he said. McCartin has battled concussion issues in recent years but […]

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England seamer Liam Plunkett has injured his left hamstring during the second ODI at the SCG. Plunkett pulled up while running in to bowl, immediately retrieving his hat from the umpire and walking straight off the ground. England captain Joe Root had to complete the over. Plunkett, the first-change bowler, sent down just eight balls, […]

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Leigh Paatsch, National film critic for the Herald Sun, joined the team on the Weekend Break to give us his thoughts on the new Aussie film ‘Swinging Safari’ So how does it measure up? Listen now to find out.. Be sure to listen to the Weekend Break live, Weekends from Midday.

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MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP: Glenn McGrath, Ian Chappell, Greg Matthews, Bruce Eva, Tim Lane, and Laurie Colliver on stats. ==== SERIES OVER! England has taken an unassailable lead in the ODI series, with Australia falling 16 runs short. Jos Buttler was, unsurprisingly, named Man of the Match. RELATED: Steve Smith dismissed in controversial circumstances Straight […]

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Want a bargain? Got a bargain? Tune in with Darren James from 6am Saturday and Sunday. HOUSE RULES Phone 96 900 693 between 6-7am Saturdays and Sundays Garage sales, fetes and events can be emailed to djames@3aw.com.au. Darren doesn’t read out faxed or emailed items, he only reads events such as garage sales and fetes. […]

21/01/2018

MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP TONIGHT: Greg Matthews and David Morrow. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN ONLINE ==== INNINGS BREAK Hobart Hurricanes have posted a competitive total of 5-167 of their 20 overs. D’Arcy Short has scored more than any other player this season but failed with the bat on this occasion, hitting 11 off 13 before holing out […]

20/01/2018

Photo: Peter Mathew. Cricket legend Dean Jones has laid down a challenge to James Faulkner. Faulkner was once Australia’s premier one-day all-rounder, winning Man of the Match in the 2015 World Cup Final. But his career has stagnated in recent years, and he missed selection for the current ODI series with England. Faulkner made just […]

20/01/2018

MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP TONIGHT: Dean Jones, Tony Leonard, and Mick Warner. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN ONLINE ==== THUNDER ROLL ON The Thunder have cruised to a seven-wicket win at the MCG. The win puts the Sydneysiders on eight points, level with the fourth-placed Renegades. However, the Renegades have two games in hand and a superior […]

20/01/2018

THE PERFECT BARBECUED SALMON BURGER   It strikes me as odd that one of Australia’s most popular fish – one eaten, research has revealed, by 24% of Australians at least once a week – is not even native to our waters.   That fish, of course, is salmon. And it is a fish that is […]

20/01/2018

Want a bargain? Got a bargain? Tune in with Darren James from 6am Saturday and Sunday. HOUSE RULES Phone 96 900 693 between 6-7am Saturdays and Sundays Garage sales, fetes and events can be emailed to djames@3aw.com.au. Darren doesn’t read out faxed or emailed items, he only reads events such as garage sales and fetes. […]

20/01/2018

An innovative small business manufacturer Joe Pereira tells Luke Grant how he built his empire from the ground up.

19/01/2018 / 11:04

Festival Director, Barry Hadley, gives Luke a preview to the next 10 days of country music heaven.

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