Some ‘old heads’ suggested The Age investigative journalist Richard Baker should spend his summer break digging deep into Sir Ken Jones’s evidence from the Royal Commission into Management of Police Informants. The former Deputy Commissioner of Victoria Police took centre stage in the lead up to Christmas, and there was a sense by some that […]
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Their razor sharp wit and oddball humour entertains and informs Melburnians as they wake up and start each weekday.
The iconic Rumour File from 7am gives listeners the chance to anonymously spill the beans and break the news, and also win daily and weekly prizes, plus the annual grand prize – click above to learn more!
‘An extraordinary attack’: James Murdoch breaks ranks by criticising News Corp coverage of climate change
The youngest son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch has caused a rift in a public whack on News Corporation for their active climate denialism. James, who sits on the News Corp board, and Kathryn Murdoch have released a scathing joint statement as the media organisation faces heat for their coverage of the Australian bushfires. “Kathryn […]
Image: Play School/ABC Play School characters have been recruited to teach toddlers how to avoid internet predators. Recognisable characters including Big Ted and Jemima will teach kids how to stay safe online in a new campaign aimed at preschoolers. Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, praised the program, as figures revealed many parents are ignoring […]
A directed stare is all you have to do to keep pesky seagulls away from your food, a study has found. While the research was based on the herring gulls of the UK, Ian Temby, wildlife management consultant and seagull expert, said it holds up with Australian silver gulls as well. “If you make a sort […]
Melbourne woke to hazardous levels of thick smoke on Tuesday, and the air quality isn’t set to improve until Wednesday evening. The air quality index rated the air pollution in the suburb of Brighton as 655 on Tuesday morning; compared to 380 for Delhi, 55 in Canberra and 159 in Shouguang, the Chinese city often […]
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 Unknown offenders have smashed through the gate of an auction yard in the city’s west in a brazen car theft. The thieves gained entry into the car yard on McIntyre Road in Sunshine North in the early hours of Saturday morning. Once inside, the offenders drove a vehicle from the yard into the […]
THE RUMOUR FILE A vandal has damaged 27 taxis in a destructive rampage at a depot in Melbourne’s south-east. The thug targeted the Huntingdale depot in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday. It’s believed the taxis were parked outside, on North Road, when the man attended at about 4.45am, puncturing tyres in 27 […]
Police are looking for human remains in the Grampians National Park after hikers reported seeing them while bushwalking. It’s believed they could possibly belong to a man listed as missing three years ago. The hikers reported the find to police on Monday afternoon. Police are being assisted by the State Emergency Service.
RUMOUR CONFIRMED! Seafood-lovers and the hospitality industry have rallied around an oyster vendor who lost his house in Australia’s devastating bushfires. John “The Oyster Bloke” from Womboyn on the NSW South Coast was left stuck with 600 dozen oysters (7200 of them!) after he got blocked trying to bring the haul to Melbourne. Little did […]
THE RUMOUR FILE Christmas Eve shoppers received a rude shock when they rushed into a Melbourne supermarket to purchase ingredients for their Christmas feasts. Shoppers at Costco in Moorabbin lined up outside the store, and ran in with their trolleys into the store when the roller door opened. But a caller to the Rumour File said […]
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 […]