Monday's Hot Breakfast Headlines

Great News For Leukaemia Patients

Monday's Hot Breakfast Headlines

Morning Melbourne.

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A state-wide manhunt has been underway for the past 24 hours for a man accused of a double stabbing and starting a house fire over the weekend.

Police say a 44-year-old and 29-year-old man were stabbed at a bar in on Fitzroy Street in St Kilda about 9pm on Saturday.

The injured men were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators then believe the suspect travelled to Bentleigh, where he set fire to his mother’s home around 1am yesterday.

Damen Stephens is described as being about 180cm tall, with a thin build, bald head, unshaven face, glasses and was last seen wearing a long-sleeved dark top.

Anyone who sees Mr Stephens is urged not to approach him and to instead call 000.


The Victorian Government announced some big changes to the rental market yesterday, aimed at making life a bit easier for people living in a rented home.

-Removing blanket bans on pets.

-Ban rent bidding, only the exact rental price can be listed on the ad.

-Landlords must disclose plans to sell or the presence of asbestos.

-Renters will have access to a landlord and real estate agent blacklist.

-Landlords will also no longer be able to evict tenants for no specified reason.

-Increases can only happen once a year.

-Easier for tenants to make minor modifications to properties, such as installing hooks to hang pictures.

-Long term leases will be available.


Great news this morning for hundreds of leukeamia patients.

From December 1st they'll be able to get their hands on a revolutionary treatment through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

The drug known as Imbruvica currently costs patients $190,000 for a course of treatment. But it will soon cost a maximum of $38.80 per script, and just $6.30 for people with concession cards.

More than 60 cancer drugs had been subsidised in the past four years, and one in every $6 spent by the PBS was now directed to cancer treatments.