Good morning Bendigo!
Congratulations, we've reached Thursday! The weekend is just around the corner.
The weather bureau tell us those winds are behind us now, so here's hoping for some more summery weather from now on.
Maximum of 15. Partly cloudy. Frosts overnight.
Australian unis on the slide
Melbourne University has lost its place in the top 30 of a key international ranking while other Australian universities have also fallen.
The latest Times Higher Education world university ranking showed Melbourne University fell from 28 last year to 34.
Monash University bucked the trend rising from 99 last year to 91.
Labor leader hopefuls support gay marriage
Both of Labor's leadership contenders have backed full marriage equality.
Bill Shorten and Anthony Albanese have both confirmed they would support a conscience vote on the matter.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to grant Liberal MPs a free vote on the matter.
WHAT WE'RE CHASING TODAY
- Back for the final day of the Elmore Field Days
- Visiting a GKR Karate workshop for children at Lansell Plaza this afternoon
- Finding out the condition of the man hit by a car in Kangaroo Flat last night
THE HIT LIST
Happy Birthday if your birthday is today. You share your birthday with Hollaback girl Gwen Stefani, Seann William Scott, Tommy Lee, Neve Campbell and founding mjmber of the Backstreet Boys, Kevin Richardson.
THIS DAY IS FAMOUS FOR...
1929 - The Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes officially changed its name to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia
1945 - Elvis Presley appeared in a talent show at the age of 10. It was his first public appearance. He won 2nd place and $5
1965 - Manfred Mann became the first western band to perform behind the Iron Curtain
1990 - The Berlin Wall was dismantled eleven months after the borders between East and West Germany were dissolved. The unification of Germany ended 45 years of division
JOKE OF THE DAY
Thanks to my mate 'Issil' who sent in a bunch of them.
A husband and wife have a tiff. The wife called up her mum and said, "He fought
with me again, I am coming to live with you."
Mum said, "No darling, he must pay for his mistake. I am coming to live with
Have a great one today Bendigo,