Posted: 24 May, 2016

Alternate Routes If You Were Planning On Using The Calder Tonight

Delays expected outbound on CityLink/Tulla.

The Calder Freeway is not expected to reopen today following this mornings fuel tanker crash. 

VicRoads have advised drivers to leave early or delay travel if they plan on heading through the area.

Triple M’s Traffic reporter Jimmy has advised drivers to take these routes if they are heading outbound.

“Tae the Tullamarine Freeway to Melrose Drive onto Sharps Rd, Airport Drive and back onto the Calder,” he said.

“Alternatively you could use the Westgate or Western Ring Road then back up to Calder.”

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Tags: Melbourne, Traffic

Posted: 24 May, 2016

Stressed? Blame Your Messaging Apps

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Turns out the likes of Snapchat and Facebook Messenger are sending our stress levels through the roof! 

Almost 90% 18 - 24 year olds now using messaging apps like Facebook Messenger more than text messaging, but admit they get anxious checking if messages have been read or not, if people are online and not replying or when someone is mid-way through a response. 

The survey, by Amaysim, also found the majority of us worry about the right app to use for different people or situations.

With no clear-cut rules about whether it's okay to WhatsApp your boss, Snapchat your parents, or Facebook Message a colleague, 39% of people now say they want things back to the stone age (ha!) when things were simpler, and they didn't have to think about how to contact someone. 

 

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Posted: 24 May, 2016

Serious Accident On The Calder Freeway

Emergency Services Are On The Scene.

Police are investigating after at least one person was killed in a collision in Keilor Park this morning.

Police beleive that the truck was in the centre lane on the freeway when a car pulled in front of it, causing the truck to swerve and the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

 The truck has then struck a number of other cars.

One car was crushed under the truck and investigators are still in the process of determining how many people were in that vehicle, however at least one person has been confirmed deceased.

Six others were transported to hospital with injuries including the truck driver.

The road is also expected to be closed for several hours, including through afternoon peak, and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.

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VICTORIA POLICE STATEMENT:

Police are investigating after at least one person was killed in a collision in Keilor Park this morning.

Emergency services were called to the Calder Freeway, near Milleara Road, about 8.05am after a petrol tanker travelling outbound collided with a number of vehicles.

It’s believed the truck was in the centre lane on the freeway when a car has pulled in front of it, causing the truck to swerve and the driver to lose control of the vehicle.

The truck has then struck a number of other cars.

One car was crushed under the truck during the incident and investigators are still in the process of determining how many people were in that vehicle, however at least one person has been confirmed deceased.

Six others were transported to hospital with injuries including the truck driver.

The exact circumstances surrounding the collision are yet to be determined and detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit are investigating.

Due to a significant amount of fuel still in the truck and on the road, police will need to wait for MFB crews to clear the scene before they can use equipment to cut into the crushed vehicle and further investigate. 

At this time it is expected to take until at least 3pm.

The road is also expected to be closed for several hours, including through afternoon peak, and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

 

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Tags: Calder

Posted: 23 May, 2016

It's D-Day - Make Sure The Electoral Commission Has Your Details

The deadline is 8pm TONIGHT

Pic: Australian Electoral Commission

Time is officially running out for anyone who is yet to update their details before the Federal Election on July 2 - 

Australians have until 8pm tonight to make sure everything's in order before they tick any boxes... and there's concerns some people may've moved house since 2013, and forgotten to update their address. 

Electoral Commissioner Tom Rogers says it's up to inviduals to make sure everything's updated... 

“Anyone who is not sure about their address details on the electoral roll should check immediately online HERE or call 13 23 26,”

Meantime, a good time to check in with any young people you know too... if they're not enrolled, it might be time to tap them on the shoulder and make sure they're aware they may be breaking the law. 

Anyone over the age of 18 must be enrolled. 

“The quickest and easiest way to enrol and join over 15.5 million Australians already on the electoral roll is by going online.”

 

 

 

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Posted: 23 May, 2016

Olympic Gold Medallist Michael Diamond Arrested

Dual Olympic gold medallist Michael Diamond has been charged.

AAP Shooting veteran Michael Diamond is in doubt for his seventh Olympics after being arrested on gun charges.

The 44-year-old Olympic gold medallist has been charged with high-range drink-driving and carrying a shotgun in his car following a domestic incident with his brother at Nelson Bay, near Newcastle on Saturday night.

He would not comment when approached by News Corp Australia and will appear in court in June.

The two-time Olympic gold medallist's place at Rio had already been under a cloud, with his selection being challenged by fellow Australian shooter Mitchell Iles.

Iles, 16, is arguing that he shot the national federation's benchmark of 121 from 125 targets more times than Diamond and fellow shooter Adam Vella at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Diamond was bailed to appear in court next month, while his brother has also taken out an apprehended violence order against him.

 

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Posted: 23 May, 2016

Fire Destroys Melbourne Nightclub

Fire destroys popular nightclub.

An early morning fire has destroyed a nightclub in the Melbourne suburb of Ringwood.

Firefighters believe the Dakota nightclub was empty when the blaze started around 2.30am on Monday, but they will have to wait till later to search the interior.

The cause of the fire is yet to be determined and police have established a crime scene as investigators process the scene.

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Tags: Melbourne, Dakota, Ringwood

Posted: 23 May, 2016

Olympian In Drink Driving Drama

Michael Diamond On DUI, Weapons Charges

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75 days out from RIO, and Olympic shooter Michael Diamond has landed himself in hot water.

The former flag bearer has been charged over the weekend with high range drink driving, and weapons charges at Nelson Bay near Newcastle.

He allegedly blew 0.159 after an argument with a family member- police also finding a gun and 150 rounds of ammo in the back of his car.

Diamond is accused of initially refusing to do a breath test, before being taken to a nearby police station where he was formally charged.

He's been bailed to appear in court next month. His brother's also reportedly taken out an AVO against him.

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Tags: shooting, olympics, rio, diamond, DUI

Posted: 21 May, 2016

Hot Air Balloon Drama Over Port Phillip Bay

No way!

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A hot air balloon carrying passengers has drifted out to sea over Port Phillip Bay in dramatic scenes this morning.

Nine passengers and a pilot were onboard the balloon when it reportedly ran out of fuel and drifted out to sea.

All the passengers were rescued safely.

Channel Nine's James Talia was on the scene on Dead Set Legends.

"The cop aren't quite sure yet what's gone wrong," he said. "They tried to put (it) down on Dendy Park in Brighton and then they tried to put (it) down on [Sandringham] Golf Course and for whatever reason couldn't get the balloon down.

"And then (it) ended up drifting out over the bay, about two k's offshore.

"It's not what you'd expect from your morning hot air balloon ride."

Listen to the audio:

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Posted: 20 May, 2016

BREAKING | Daylight Shooting At Kittens Strip Club In South Melbourne

BREAKING NEWS.

There has been a daylight shooting at Kittens Strip club in South Melbourne.

A witness who was walking past the venue at the time of the shooting has told Triple M that two men pulled up outside the venue in a black car.

“There were two men in balaclavas. One man in the passenger seat gets out (of the car) and pulls a shot gun out and sent 3-shots into the Kittens windows," they said.

"One (shot) into the right hand window first then the left hand window.”

“It was so f***ing loud. People came from everywhere.”

The shooting occured around 3pm this afternoon, thankfully no one was injured.

Emergency services are on the scene.

More to come.

 

Image: Will Ralston/Triple M

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Tags: Kittens

Posted: 20 May, 2016

Another Telstra Outage

NBN and ADSL customers hit by new network outage.

A Telstra outage is impacting NBN and ADSL customers across the network.

Telstra have been tweeting affected customers the following: We are continuing to restore Telstra NBN voice and data and ADSL services ASAP. More updates to come.

A leaked Telstra message sent to News Corp this morning shows the outage affected up to 350,000 NBN voice and data customers in New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia and 25,000 ADSL customers in South Australia and New South Wales.

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Posted: 20 May, 2016

Oh No Telstra - Not Again!

Outage affecting NBN and ADSL customers this time

In news that won't surprise many, Telsta is suffering another network outage across the country.

Frustrated customers took to social media to vent their "down again" woes as the network failure has hit NBN and ADSL voice and data users. 

Telstra released a statement this morning that said: “Customers with NBN voice and data services and ADSL services may be having difficulty connecting to the internet.

“We apologise to customers and are doing everything possible to restore services as quickly as possible.”

The telco hasn't had a great track record this year, after a series of national outrages caused it to offer two free-data Sundays to try and make up for it. 

Two weeks ago the company announced a $50 million solution to fix the troubled network. Chief Operations Officer Kate McKenzie said the fix would include new equipment and new procedures.

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Posted: 20 May, 2016

Recall On Kids Liquid Panadol

Have a check in your medicine box for a batch of Children's Panadol that's being recalled. 

It affects 3 batches of the 5-12 years suspension, supplied in 200ml bottles.

The Department of Health said there is an ingredient used that may have been contaminated, as a result, there is a very low risk of allergic reaction and also potential for the medicine to be less effective.

The expiry date for each of the recalled products is February 2018.

The batch number and expiry date are located at the bottom of the bottle label and embossed on the base of the outer box.

The affected batch numbers are:

  • 136418 (strawberry flavour)
  • 136444 (strawberry flavour)
  • 136443 (orange flavour)

No other batches, bottle sizes or products are affected but they're telling consumers not to use any of the recalled products.

The recalled products can be returned to the place of purchase for a refund.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, you can call GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Australia on 1800 028 533.

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Tags: kids, panadol, recall, contaminant, ingredient