The SES has had a busy night and a plane has been forced to make an early landing as wild winds lash the state. Trees have come down on the roofs of homes and blocked roads across the state after unseasonably warm, windy conditions. High winds this morning forced a Qantas flight from Los Angeles […]
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An innovative solution to help curb Victoria’s recycling crisis is happening in Melbourne’s south-east. This week, Mozart Street in St Kilda is being repaved with a surface made entirely of discarded plastic car parts. More than 800 kilograms of car parts, the equivalent of 180,000 plastic bags, which would otherwise have gone to landfill, are […]
Property experts are bullish about the real estate market as Victoria prepares for the biggest auction weekend in Victoria since February. About 1060 properties are expected to go under the hammer, with 20 listed in Richmond and 15 at Reservoir. That the weekend before the AFL grand final features so many auctions is not unusual […]
‘The court has been crashed’: Retiring magistrate and former Chief Magistrate say the legal system is struggling
One of the state’s most senior magistrates says Victorian magistrates courts are poorly resourced and struggling to cope with workloads. Magistrate Charlie Rosencwajg has slammed the justice system in the Herald Sun today, as he retires after 15 years in the job. Mr Rosencwajg hit out at under-resourcing, lack of experienced lawyers and increasing workloads, […]
Police officers have been assaulted after three teenagers wreaked havoc in a Reservoir service station this morning. The trio started arguing with staff before becoming violent, throwing a bottle and smashing a window at a service station on Gilbert Road about 4.30am. They stole several pies before becoming argumentative with workers at another nearby store, […]
A test is being developed by Melbourne researchers in the hope of being able to predict pregnant women likely to go in to have premature births to providing better care to pre-term babies. It’s hoped a test could give doctors a better indication of the risk of going into early labour. Senior research fellow Dr […]
Advice is mounting to warn Australians against arthroscopic knee surgery, especially for patients with osteoarthritis who are aged over 50. President of the Australian Rheumatology Association Professor Rachelle Buchbinder said it could be doing more harm than good. “We are talking to GPs and importantly to patients to say don’t ask for a referral for […]
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 […]
Australians have been warned about the lasting damage that can be done to your hearing after the release of new stats that show one in 10 people have their headphones playing too loud. “It’s very damaging … because the damage is permanent,” Simon David, audiologist manager for Bupa. “It’s one of those things that creeps up […]
Victoria is in the midst of a baby boom, enjoying the biggest increase in birth rates of anywhere in Australia the past year. ABS data shows an extra 9324 births were recorded in 2016, taking the total to 82,892, which is nearly a 13 per cent jump on the previous year. But Professor Peter McDonald […]
RUMOUR FILE UPDATE County Court Judge Lisa Hannan is poised to be appointed Victoria’s new Chief Magistrate. As first broadcast on Ross and John’s Rumour File last week, Judge Lisa Hannan is expected to replace current chief Peter Lauritsen when he retires later this year. Click PLAY to hear the Rumour File call as it […]
RUMOUR FILE UPDATE A young female jockey is facing a long road to recovery after another devastating fall at a Victorian racecourse. Shanae O’Meara suffered severe head injuries after a fall during track work at Swan Hill in late August. The 20-year-old required life-saving surgery and was in an induced coma for days. O’Meara is […]
The radio segment that has an excellent track record of revealing big-name music tours has been told The Rolling Stones are coming to Australia. First, before you faint with excitement, let us be clear: This rumour has not been confirmed. At this stage, the status of the rumour is little more than a whisper into […]
First on The Rumour File An under-13 football team has been been expelled from the finals, and the coach and manager have been suspended, after being caught cheating. The Mordialloc Redbacks have also been fined $1400 for the cheating incident. The team was found to have knowingly played older players in four games this season. […]
FIRST ON THE RUMOUR FILE Thieves have targeted a Melbourne footy club for the second time in less than a week, this time ruining a Father’s Day charity event. As first reported on the 3AW Rumour File, Nearly $1000 of food including hot dogs, bacon, milk and soft drink have been stolen from the Port […]
Rebecca Andrews found herself in her mid-30s and single. Something had to change, so she tried “dating like a man”. Circular dating is openly dating several people at a time. At one stage she had five guys going within one week. It’s exhausting, but she swears by it. But is she still single? Click PLAY […]