Hot Breakfast Headlines: Wednesday September 27

Blokes not doing their bit at home.

Hot Breakfast Headlines: Wednesday September 27 (Getty Images)

Good morning Melbourne.

Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers this afternoon, heading for tops of 23.

  • Damning figures released by the University of Queensland claim Australian-born men just aren't keeping up with their foreign counterparts when it comes to helping around the house.

    According to the research blokes born here clock up about six hours of housework each week, while those who migrated to Australia put in around two hours more.

    However both pale in comparison to the average woman, who notches up approximately 19 hours a week – compared to one in three men who did absolutely no work at all.

    The survey defined 'housework' as cooking and cleaning activities and did not include looking after the kids.

  • Victoria police will be looking to nab any badly-behaved Tigers fans during a major four day road safety operation from midnight tonight.

    Operation Scoreboard will target drink and drug driving, speed, fatigue, mobile phone use and seatbelts over the long weekend.

    They'll be hoping to improve on last year's figures which saw 120 collisions, 250 intoxicated and 202 drug drivers nabbed.

    Meanwhile, it looks like the Hot Breakfast's push to shut down Swan Street for this weekend's big party has been unsuccessful.

    Yarra Council backed Eddie, Mick and Darce by lodging a formal request to VicRoads, Victoria Police, Public Transport Victoria and Richmond Football Club – to have it closed between Punt Road and Church Street across Saturday and Sunday.

    VicRoads has been quick to argue that the proposal is not necessary because 40km speed limit will be in place on Punt Road between CityLink and Bridge Road, along with the removal of street parking on Swan Street.

    However Councillor Daniel Nguyen believes the street will be virtually inaccessible anyway.

    "One way or the other the Tiger Army's going to shut down Church Street so why not do it the official way?" he said. "I think it's something we should be doing each year."

  • The sudden closure of a major training provider has left hundreds of Victorian students in the lurch.

    Complex Institute of Education – which has taught more than 2,800 students across six state campuses in the last two years – has suspended its classes for security guards, airport security screeners, hospital patient transfer officers and hospitality workers, according to The Herald Sun.

    The Education Department is not aware of the business entering liquidation but will assist government-subsidised students in the event of an official shutdown.