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  • Geraldine Melican on Time of your life tour Do remember coming to the Tatts Hotel in Warrnambool? it was the place to be in the 1980 s more
  • michael steel on Rethinking cricket game play We can start next year by having the first DAY NIGHT TEST at THE GABBA more
  • Jack2967 on Getting trolleyed Can't they just install the proximity sensors on the trollies? There are shopping centres on the Gold Coast that have these ... more
  • kernelfudpucker on Pay to park on your own street LOL James, CIA were involved with the murder of JFK ! You Tube Chunkymark, This guy has more brain cells than our whole ... more
  • James W on Teaching the teachers Probably some numb nut who doesn't know that America isn't a country Dick. more
  • Richard on Teaching the teachers Ha Ha.Maybe teachers need to start bringing apples to school.What's funny is, that some numb nut actually thought this was a ... more
  • James W on Pay to park on your own street fudgepacker is obsesed with SERCO. Probably thinks 'they' shot JFK, too. more
  • kernel fudpucker on Pay to park on your own street The residential parking scheme is owned by SERCO CORPERATION and not the BLOODY council. (THE COUNCIL IS ALSO OWNED BY ... more
  • Jack2967 on Licence to parent Correct, there's no such thing as a perfect parent, but there is such a thing as a BAD parent. I think this would be a good ... more
  • No free lunches on How can we make our city safer You are about to realise the cost of remaining quiet when you knew there was a problem. Australia is being led into a trap ... more
  • Kernel fudpucker on Cutting back on welfare And watch out for BEDROOM TAX! more
  • 3coinsinthefountain on Pushing retirement It sounds necessary but seniors groups are warning that raising age at which we receive the Age Pension without first ... more
  • Jennifer wilson on Cutting back on welfare Couldn't agree more Eric. more
  • Eric the Great on Cutting back on welfare Middle class and corporate welfare are really out of control.Thankfully the village idiot is on top of things and will ... more
  • Light at the end of the tunnel on Do ads belong on a papers front page? So I walked into the supermarket today. Before I got to the turnstiles my eyes were downcast and my shoulders were slumped. ... more
  • nathan on Daryl Somers on Afternoons Whoops, looks like Loretta fell for a bit of vandalism on Wikipedia. That false statement has since been removed from the ... more
  • The vichy qld police on No named officers Thank you commissioner dopey for corrupting the law.You are an absolute ******. more
  • nohonestqldcop on Horror on the beat Yeah, terry buck wife is crying. which cop passed on the info how to fix him up? more
  • cutnpastelaw on Remaining Anonymous just another police beat-up to increase their powers look beneath the bulldust,just like the fake queens st police ... more
  • Richard on Can we trust social media? No. more

Cyber Hitch Hiking

Posted by: Alex Chamberlain | Alex Chamberlain 20 January, 2014 - 3:47 PM

4BC Afternoons: Hitchhiking has been almost completely eradicated in Australia. An online ride sharing site is picking up the slack, coseats.com has about 25,000 users and growing. Michael and Kim chat to the founder of the website

Adopting a fresh approach

Posted by: Staff Writers | Staff Writers 19 December, 2013 - 5:31 PM

4BC Afternoons: National Adoption Awareness Week was launched in 2009 and in a major announcement this morning Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced his aim to make it much easier Australian couples to adopt children from overseas. Deborra-Lee Furness joined the Prime Minister for the announcement which marked years of hard work from adoption advocates.

Matt Preston on Afternoons

Posted by: Staff Writers | Staff Writers 19 December, 2013 - 5:24 PM
Matt PReston

4BC Afternoons: It's that time of year when most of us spend some quality time with family and friends and indulge in some delicious food over the festive break. Whether it’s turkey, Christmas pudding or an assortment of seafood, the food options on offer are endless. However creating something that will tantalise your taste buds can cause a lot of people stress?

So what is the recipe to making a winning Christmas lunch this year?  Well to find out we thought we would have a chat to a celebrity chef to find out what dishes you should create this Christmas Day.

Saving Mr Banks

Posted by: Staff Writers | Staff Writers 19 December, 2013 - 5:24 PM
Saving Mr Banks

4BC Afternoons: If you loved Mary Poppins, then you will love a film out in early January called 'Saving Mr Banks'.  It’s the untold story about how Walt Disney convinced Australian author, P.L.Travers, to let him make a movie about her beloved book, Mary Poppins.  Starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, the film has a powerful connection to Australia with over 1/3 of the film featuring scenes from Australia.

4BC Afternoons took some time out with Ian Collie, director of the film

Born in the wrong body

Posted by: Staff writers | Staff writers 18 December, 2013 - 4:39 PM
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4BC Afternoons: What happens when who you are on the inside clashes with what you are on the outside?  Ryan Kennedy is a remarkable person with an interesting story.  Even though Ryan was born a female, he was never fully comfortable in his own skin.  Longing to be happy, Ryan made the tough  decision to transition from a female to a male.

Ryan’s story is now the premise of a book based on this life, written by Ryan and his close friend and fellow co-author Hazel Edwards.  Called ‘F2M: The Boy Within’, the book is a warm and moving coming of age story about a transgendered Skye who is becoming his true self, Finn.