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Cop Investigate Brighton East Homicide

Good Morning Melbourne.

Patchy showers easing 17. Currently 14 in the city and Wil Anderson joins the Hot Breakfast from 7 on 105.1 Triple M.


THREE men have spent the night being questioned by police after the death of another man at Brighton East last night.

Emergency crews responded to reports of an assault on Alexander Street around 8:30 pm finding a man in his 30's with serious injuries. He was treated, but died at the scene.

Three men, aged 36, 37 and 41 who all lived at the same house with the victim are assisting police with. Homicide Squad detectives are investigating.


People using automatically dialling smart-phone apps are being blamed for an almost doubling in the number of calls to Centrelink which are getting an engaged signal.

The Department of Human Services says 55 million calls from welfare recipients got an engaged signal last financial year.

An increase from 29 million calls getting the beep-beep tone in the year before. The department says it's people using mobile phone apps that allow them to redial "every couple of seconds" if it gets an engaged signal which is pushing up the figures.

Unemployed welfare recipients waited 30 minutes, clients calling the disability and carers line waited 28 minutes and aged pensioners waited 18 minutes on average to get through to a DHS staff member last year.

The department was receiving data to find out how it could better manage calls but the apps are distorting it's understanding of client demand and inflating call figures.


74 per cent of us think Australia doesn't need more people, according to results of a big new population survey out today from the Australian Population Research Institute.

Australia's population grew by 384-thousand people in the 12 months to March this year and 60 per cent of that was from overseas migration.

54 per cent of of Aussies wanted a cut to migration, half of us claim the country had changed so much that it sometimes felt foreign.

Melbourne has one of the fastest growth rates in the Western world adding nearly one million people in the past decade to reach a population of more than 4.7 million. Migrants from India and China have topped the new settlers in Melbourne.