An infectious diseases expert says Melburnians should wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19 when they cannot maintain physical distancing, but she says there is no need to seek out N95 masks. Infectious disease physician from Marie Bashir Institute for Emerging Infections and Biosecurity, Professor Lyn Gilbert, says masks are “a good idea” with […]
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Despite being more than 70 kilometres away from Melbourne’s CBD, and on the other side of the city to the most severe COVID-19 outbreaks, the Mornington Peninsula has been included in Stage 3 lockdown, and business owners are demanding to know why. Owner of Green Olive at Red Hill, Greg O’Donoghue, said he doesn’t understand […]
Sly of the Underworld this morning told 3AW Breakfast police are expecting crime will drop in Melbourne as the city goes into a second lockdown… But it’s just “delaying the inevitable”. He says police are expecting a two-year crime surge at the end of the shut down. “It’s a little bit like a river … […]
The federal government has acknowledged that Victoria is struggling to keep up with the demand for contact tracing. Federal Minister for Health Greg Hunt said other states are pitching in to help. “We’re using the NSW automated system so they are able to assist with making contact on behalf of Victoria,” he told 3AW Breakfast. […]
One of Australia’s leading epidemiologists says he was surprised but enthused by the decision to lockdown Melbourne for six weeks. Professor Tony Blakely, Professorial Fellow in Epidemiology at the University of Melbourne, described yesterday’s daily number of new cases of 191 as “quite a shock” and backed the decision for a lockdown. But he admitted […]
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 CONFIRMED A police station in Melbourne’s west was closed temporarily after a police officer returned a positive COVID-19 test. Werribee Police Station shut yesterday and reopened early this morning after undergoing deep cleaning. It comes as a police officer tested positive to coronavirus after feeling unwell while on planned leave. The officer had not […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A McDonald’s store in Melbourne’s north has closed for deep cleaning after a worker tested positive to coronavirus. A worker at the Mill Park fast food outlet, who is also a confirmed case linked to St Monica’s College in Epping, tested positive yesterday. The restaurant has been shut down as a precaution. Staff […]
A Great Ocean Road caravan park chain has backflipped on a decision to ban guests from Victoria’s so-called coronavirus hot spots. The Rumour File this morning broke the news that the Foreshore Caravan Park chain, which operates parks in Lorne, Torquay and Anglesea, was cancelling long-standing bookings and refusing bookings from the council areas identified […]
SECOND on 3AW BREAKFAST (Yep, we were scooped…) The historic Hawthorn West Primary School Bell Tower was demolished overnight. The iconic tower, which features the school’s logo, was ripped down for fears it would fall and injure students. The 3AW Breakfast team were alerted to it overnight and thought they had a good Rumour File […]
It appears a real estate agent has been caught photoshopping a little too obviously. As a Rumour File caller told 3AW Breakfast this morning, the below two photos were found in a property listing for a house listing in Wallan. We’ve seen the listing, but refrained from naming the property or agency. Spot the difference? […]
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 […]