FIRST on THE RUMOUR FILE A man has won a VCAT hearing ordering Mitsubishi to refund the cost of his ute because the vehicle’s fuel consumption figures were higher than those advertised on a window sticker. The tribunal found the customer was entitled to a remedy for misleading and deceptive conduct against the dealer and […]
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Food delivery and courier bikes are set to be the next casualty in Melbourne City Council’s campaign to free up CBD footpaths. Council officers have begun moving the bikes on, and plans to keep them off footpaths permanently are being considered. Deputy Lord Mayor Arron Wood says the bikes are a growing problem crowding footpaths […]
Mobile phones will soon be banned from the classrooms of Victorian public schools in an effort to curb-cyber bullying and distraction. The only exceptions will be for students who use phones to monitor health conditions. Education Minister James Merlino says he will be issuing a ministerial order today. The idea received a but tick of […]
A leading defamation lawyer is calling for an overhaul of Australian laws after a landmark court ruling held media companies responsible for posts on Facebook. A NSW Supreme Court judge ruled the organisations could be regarded as the publishers of Facebook comments. Former Northern Territory youth detainee Dylan Voller has sued three media organisations for […]
Fears of waning immunity to measles vaccines have emerged after more than a dozen Victorians were hospitalised despite getting their injections. Dr Katherine Gibney, infectious diseases physician at the Doherty Institute, says inadequate vaccination is to blame. “Until 1992 we only gave children one dose of measles vaccine, then we worked out that two doses […]
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 […]
FIRST ON THE RUMOUR FILE Ross and John have been inundated by callers who say they’ve received calls purporting to be from the Do Not Call Register, a service which blocks unsolicited telemarketing calls. The calls request payment over the phone in order to remain on the register. The Australian Communications and Media Authority advises […]
A man has been filmed running off with a film crew’s camera in Melbourne’s CBD. Click PLAY to watch edited snippet – (via Night Shooters) A Rumour File caller alerted Ross and John to the incident. Click PLAY to hear the Rumour File call Police were contacted but it’s not yet clear if the man […]
There is a shortage of Viagra across the state, with many chemist chains completely out of stock. 3AW Breakfast were alerted to the shortage by a caller to The Rumour File, and pharmacist Sotto Kouzas confirmed it was true. “The labelled brand of that molecule has been out of stock from Pfizer for about two […]
The Rumour File strikes again. U2 will bring their Joshua Tree tour to Australia in November, nine years since they last came Down Under. As first reported on the Rumour File three weeks ago, the Bono-led band will play at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on November 15. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday. Click PLAY […]
RUMOUR FILE A woman has reportedly given birth to a baby in the car park of a McDonald in Melbourne’s east. And then she put in her order. McDonalds Croydon licencee Ainsley Shillington told 3AW Breakfast the mother’s nervous husband came in after the birth and ordered a quarter-pounder. Click PLAY to hear her tell […]
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 […]