Former Melbourne footballer and motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner Neale Daniher has today been made an Officer in the Order of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours. But his daughter, Rebecca Daniher, says her dad isn’t after awards — he just wants to help people. “He doesn’t do it for the awards, he does […]
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With school holidays fast approaching, many Victorians are unsure whether their interstate holidays can go ahead. Health authorities are refusing to commit to which coronavirus restrictions will be eased. Chief Executive of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council, Daniel Gschwind, says while regional Victorians can now visit Queensland, the state is waiting for Victoria to ease […]
A Victorian kelpie has set a new world record for the most money paid for a working dog. Hoover was sold for $35,200 at the Casterton Working Dog Auction on Sunday. The previous record sum paid for a working dog was $22,200. Casterson Kelpie Association chairman Rob Pilmore says the dog is worth the mammoth […]
Three teens who were caught pushing a stolen car out of a service station have been arrested by police at Braybrook. The alarm was raised when the trio caught the attention of a service station attendant on Old Geelong Road at about 12.45am this morning. The teenagers had purchased fuel for the car before they […]
More than 120,000 homes in Victoria are still without power this morning after wild storms lashed the state on Thursday. The situation is the most severe in the Dandenong Ranges, where the power network has been extensively damaged. It may be days before power is restored in some suburbs. Cockatoo resident, Jill, says there’s no […]
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 CFA volunteer who headed out at 2am on Thursday morning to help with damage caused by fierce storms has narrowly avoided being struck by a massive tree. Simon Hinneberg was helping clear the carnage when he received a panicked call from home. “My wife rang up sort of in a panic saying […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED Carlton assistant John Barker has resigned from his role with the Blues. “Time’s Up” told The Rumour File on May 18 that Barker would be leaving the club. The news comes on the back of reports Carlton will undergo an external review of its football department. The Blues have a record of 4-8 […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A Melbourne football club’s competition to keep youngsters active in lockdown has proven a runaway hit. Blackburn Junior Football Club launched a ‘Goal of the Lockdown’ competition, inspired by an under 12 girl who kicked an incredible goal in the round prior to lockdown. The football club expected to receive a handful of […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A Mornington Peninsula real estate agent has lifted the spirits of renters in lockdown 4.0. O’Brien Real Estate in Rye dropped off bags of food to their renters, in a gesture designed to lift their spirits. Director & Licensed Estate Agent at O’Brien Real Estate Rye, Anastasia Howard, says the company identified tenants […]
RUMOUR CONFIRMED A police station in Melbourne’s south-east has been repeatedly targeted by vandals. Rocks were thrown into the carpark of the compound on several occasions in April and May. 3AW Breakfast understands a number of police vehicles, as well as police officers’ private vehicles, were damaged in the incidents. Police say the attacks occurred […]
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 […]