“What do we have to do to get on TV?” ABC radio host Jon Faine reported on Monday that this question was posed by young friends of a recent mugging victim to media crews loitering at Wyndham Vale railway station in Melbourne's western fringe.

Faine claimed two sources had reported a TV camera operator responding to the men, although reportedly in jest, “Well I guess if you came back with baseball bats, that would pretty much do it".