There are fears the rate of antibiotic resistance in Australia could reach alarming levels by 2050, as experts warn of a culture of “over-prescribing”. In a new report out of Bond University, experts say the rise of resistant super bugs could mean some surgeries and treatments are too dangerous to perform, which could lead to […]
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With the help of the audience, Ross, John and the 3AW Breakfast team have come up with a definitive list of nicknames people hate being called. It comes after a customer service operator hit Ross with “bud” over the phone. Some of the most ‘popular’ choices were… “champ” “mate” “darl” Click PLAY below to hear […]
Australians are turning their backs on sunscreen. Only 55% of Aussies believe sunscreen is safe to use every day, which is down from 61% three years ago. Consequently, experts are out to bust some of the myths around sunscreen. Dermatologist Steven Shumack told Ross and John it’s perfectly healthy to wear sunscreen every day. Indeed, […]
Jon Anderson has tempted fate and put a line through four horses in tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup. The 3AW Breakfast sports guru said the following horses couldn’t win the race. He’s Our Rokkii. Boom Time. Hardham. Sir Isaac Newton. Click PLAY below to hear more on 3AW Breakfast
There’s been an alarming spike in magpie-related injuries. Dr Carmel Crock from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital told Ross and John there are a lot of injuries occurring in the CBD. “Normally we might see one or two bird injuries a month,” Dr Crock said. “We’ve been seeing 15-20.” Click PLAY for the full […]
Life expectancy for typical girls has reached an all-time high of 84. For newborn boys it has plateaued for the first time in more than 20 years, but at 80, it’s still pretty high. But if your child is born this year, they could outlive that expectancy. Philip Clarke from the University of Melbourne told […]
Sly of the Underworld expects incoming firearms laws to be a “game-changer”. Firearms prohibition orders will allow senior police the power to ban individuals from firearms on the basis of intelligence, information, or criminal record. They were introduced into parliament in September. Sly told Ross and John police will have up to 3,000 people in mind […]
A leaked report has revealed harassment, assault, and bullying in the CFA. The report, revealed by Nick McKenzie and Richard Baker in The Age, claims around half of the 550 non-operational staff members surveyed reported being bullied. Mr Baker told 3AW Breakfast CFA staff aren’t happy with the way management deal with complaints. “A very healthy […]
Former Premier Jeff Kennett says reports of taxi reform to allow cabbies to set their own fares is proof the government has “screwed up” ride-sharing laws. Mr Kennett doesn’t oppose the possible move, but offered a scathing critique of what it says of the Andrews government’s “piecemeal” approach to letting Uber remain in Victoria. “This […]
It’s been reported in the Herald Sun today that fewer young Victorians are learning to drive, with more than a third of 18 to 24-year-olds not holding a licence. Why? The RACV told Ross and John it’s because of costs and more options. “It’s Uber, its taxis, it’s bike-share programs — it’s public transport,” Bryce Prosser, general […]
A group of workers at a warehouse in Melbourne’s south-east have taken matters into their own hands after a break-in. As revealed on the 3AW Rumour File, Paul Price had just arrived at work at E&S Trading just after thieves had fled with a truck loaded with stock in the early hours of yesterday morning. […]
A woman who says she placed a thank you note to firefighters in the classifieds has been prompted to phone 3AW after hearing suggestions it was fake. The Rumour File was alerted to the classified on Wednesday, with ‘Thank You Note” skeptical about its authenticity. That prompted Samantha to phone in. She says she wrote […]
THE RUMOUR FILE The favourite for this week’s Caulfield Cup and leading Melbourne Cup fancy is out of the Spring Carnival. The Rumour File revealed on Tuesday morning that former Japanese star Admire Deus – now with Australian trainer Darren Weir – broke down on Tuesday morning. That news has since been confirmed. Admire Deus was […]
A teenage boy has allegedly been assaulted while umpiring a junior cricket match. The Rumour File was told the boy, 15, was attacked after telling several people who were drinking in the clubrooms that it wasn’t allowed during junior games. It’s claimed he was headbutted. The victim was taken to hospital. The alleged assailant, who […]
RUMOUR FILE Perth’s new 60,000 seat stadium has the footy world buzzing, with many AFL fans eager to watch their team there next season. But Ross Stevenson has learned it’s far from a certainty. He said the AFL and Western Australian government were still at loggerheads over an agreement. “These negotiations are on the verge […]
The Salvation Army has urged people to return to their stores, with donations plummeting while Victorians try to make an extra dollar for their unwanted items online. Many not-for-profit second-hand stores are taking a hit amid the surging popularity of online trading websites like Gumtree and eBay, as well community Facebook pages. The Herald Sun […]