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Delivery decision for Cotchin

Trent Cotchin LISTEN: Richmond may be without captain Trent Cotchin in this weekend’s elimination final, with the midfielder expecting his first child to be born in the next fortnight.

'Challenges have brought opportunity'

Brad Scott LISTEN:North Melbourne coach Brad Scott said the Kangaroos are in the strongest position so far this season as they head into Saturday’s elimination final against Essendon.

Boost for first home buyers

First home buyers Felicity Pearce and fiancee Kenton Hall in front of their new home. LISTEN: Victoria’s first home buyers have been dealt some good news with the state government announcing a 10 per cent rise in its stamp duty concession.

'I’d make the test even tougher'

ldriver TOM ELLIOTT: Almost 1000 learner drivers a week fail their test to get their P-plates.

Terrorism threat 'real, growing'

bishop LISTEN: Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the ultimate aim is to "eliminate" ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Saints rookie knew nothing about AFL

US born St Kilda rookie Jason Holmes talks to 3AW's Tom Elliott about his journey so far and what's next. WATCH: Almost a year since US born ruckman Jason Holmes was selected as a rookie for St Kilda, he talks to 3AW's Tom Elliott about his journey so far and what's next.

Gov't rejects top architect's doubts

Peter Ryan NEIL MITCHELL: The Napthine Government is in a panic. It is behind in the polls and panicking.

What is this little fella doing?

koalalead PHOTOS: A 3AW Mornings listener has sent in some photos of a koala taking in the sights near Apollo Bay at the weekend.

Pedestrian killed on the West Gate

RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Police dog bites man LATEST: A pedestrian has been struck and killed on the West Gate Freeway this morning.

Footballer leads teams to victory

heathlead RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A Melbourne footballer has had a whirlwind weekend playing two games of football in one day, in two different cities, for two different codes.

Jim's movie cheat sheet - August 29

f JIM SCHEMBRI: Here's news that suggests Catholicism is now transforming into an action franchise.

Compulsory lessons for learners

Learner driver caught with unrestrained girl. LISTEN: Learner drivers are being urged to get professional driving lessons amid a record number of test failures.

Councillor linked to mafia

Councillor Michael Teti with 'Shorty' brother of 'Blondie' LISTEN: State Labor is refusing to comment on reports a senior party figure and Moreland Councillor has links to the Calbrian mafia.

'We've found something!'

'We've found something!' SEE IT HERE: A UFO spotted in the skies over Melbourne's southeast overnight has been dismissed as a remote controlled drone with LED lights.

A new 'super square' by the Yarra

The 'eyesore' railyards from above (bottom, centre). LISTEN:The Premier says plans to redevelop 'Federation Square East' won't be a taxpayer burden

Malthouse interview ends abruptly

Mick Malthouse. AFL: Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has never been overly chummy with the media during the last three decades as and AFL coach.

Buy, Swap & Sell: August 31

Buy, Swap and Sell: Garage Sale List BAG A BARGAIN: Check out the 3AW Weekends' Buy Swap and Sell List for August 31. Find a bargain every week with Darren James!

Buy, Swap & Sell: August 30

Buy, Swap and Sell BAG A BARGAIN: Check out the 3AW Weekends' Buy Swap and Sell List for August 30. Find a bargain every week with Darren James!

Bureau 'homogenises' the records

Photo: Leigh Henningham LISTEN: Researcher Jennifer Marohasy says the Bureau of Meteorology fudges Australia’s temperature records.

Truck sinks into Prahran road

Sunk truck PHOTOS: It's been a bad day on Melbourne roads with several crashes causing long delays for hundreds of drivers.

Father's Day breakfast cancelled

Fathers' Day. LISTEN: A Melbourne private school has defended its decision to axe its annual Father’s Day breakfast for preparatory students.

'He's been a huge success'

Karmichael Hunt in the new Gold Coast Suns jumper WATCH: AFL chief Gillon McLachlan rejects strong criticism of the Hunt 'experiment'.

Drugged teens steal cars for sport

Police Car LISTEN: Victoria's Commissioner for Children says drugged up teenagers are increasingly stealing cars for sport.

New release film reviews - August 28

FelonyLEAD JIM SCHEMBRI: An outstanding, tautly directed, superbly acted that again proves, as did Animal Kingdom, that Australian filmmakers have a distinctive knack for quality crime dramas.

Stags Head Hotel

stags TONY LEONARD: Set in slightly off the beaten Cecil St., Williamstown, you approach a dull cream brick building and do a double take.

Birmingham Hotel, Fitzroy

birm TONY LEONARD: The Birmingham Hotel, aka The Workshop of the World is a straight ahead, no frills pub located in the epicentre of fitzroy.

Riewoldt pays tribute to Luke Ball

ball LISTEN: St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt has paid tribute to retiring Magpie Luke Ball, telling Sports Today how he tried to keep his good friend at the Saints.

Down syndrome remarks 'appalling'

Sue Dymond’s new book is called 'Removing The Fear Of Raising A Child With Down syndrome – Waising Miss Chloe'. DEBATE: A mother of a child with Down syndrome has slammed comments by a fellow author after he claimed mothers should abort children with the condition.

New will laws 'outrageous'

Gavel LISTEN: Lawyers have blasted reforms to Victorian succession laws which could mean only surviving partners and children under 18 can contest a will.

Geary: 'report will be ready'

Batty COMMISSION: The Child Safety Commission has apologised for any breakdown in communication with Rosie Batty but insists a report into her son's death will be ready in time for a coronial inquest.

Hunt experiment 'belittled the AFL'

hunt LISTEN: While much of the AFL world celebrates the end of Karmichael Hunt’s ground-breaking career, league legend Leigh Matthews has slammed the inter-code experiment saying it belittled the AFL.

'Sad reflection': Kennett whacks Ted

Happier times... Jeff Kennett and Ted Baillieu at a Beyond Blue breakfast in 2010. (Photo: Pat Scala) LISTEN: Jeff Kennett has given a stinging appraisal of retiring former premier Ted Baillieu, describing his one-time friend as a disappointment.

'Walking protest cliche'

Students protest at Liberal Party HQ LISTEN: A group of students has protested against cuts to education at Liberal Party headquarters today chanting “no cuts, no wine, no Liberal Party slime”.

'ASIO had approved his trip'

Counter-terrorism units are now operating out of major airports. (Photo: Lorrie Graham) LISTEN: A Melbourne woman says her family has been unfairly targeted after being removed from a plane yesterday.

Man trapped under 700kg of steel

Mr Gibbs says there was an ambulance station only five minutes away, but Ambulance Victoria has confirmed the response time was 16 minutes. KEYSBOROUGH: A man in his 30s has serious leg injuries after being trapped under 700kg of steel at Keysborough this afternoon.

No 'specific' requests from US to Oz

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says he's 'not vindictive' after scrapping four years worth of administration funding to the Refugee Council. LISTEN: Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says Australia has stopped five people from leaving the country "in recent times".

Doyle downplays 'smoking cops'

Doyle WATCH: Melbourne's Lord Mayor has brushed aside claims council inspectors will have the powers to burst into schools, kindergartens and child care centres, catching out smoking parents.

Duck legs braised in Madeira

union RECIPE: Duck legs braised in Madeira with medjool dates and fregola.

The Lion King returns to Australia

lionking WATCH: The Lion King stars perform 'He Lives In You' live in the studio.

Ambo jam leaves Geelong helpless

Geelong had no ambulances available during peak hours last night. LISTEN: Ambulance Victoria has confirmed the Geelong region was without ambulances during its peak period last night.

Smoking 'ok' inside?

Smoking RUMOUR FILE: A workplace expert has said that smoking inside a workplace can be legal, as long as occupational health and safety requirements are not breached.

Man hauled off Melbourne flight

A suspected terrorist was hauled off a flight at Melbourne Airport. TERRORISM LAW: Ross and John try to get their head around why we're using the 'Rex Hunt policy' on terrorists.

'Business class better for recovery'

cox LISTEN: Retiring West Coast champion Dean Cox says flying business class is the reason he’s had such a long AFL career.

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Win an afternoon with Ross and John!

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2014 Pub of the Week

pub of the week Click here for Tony Leonard's latest reviews: Stags Head Hotel in Williamstown and the Birmingham Hotel in Fitzroy.

Ela Carte's reviews

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Breakfast with Ross and John

Ross and John Ross Stevenson and John Burns entertain listeners with their razor sharp wit and oddball humour every morning. And every day the best segments of their on-air - and sometimes off-air - program are published on 3AW.com.au.

Mornings with Neil Mitchell

Neil Mitchell Neil Mitchell is one of Australia’s most experienced journalists. He sets the Melbourne news agenda every day from 8:30am to 12pm.

Afternoons with Denis Walter

Denis Walter 3AW Afternoons provides a feast of entertainment and helpful information between 12 and 3pm every Monday to Friday. Denis Walter, one of 3AW's favourites, hosts the program each day - with highlights regularly uploaded to 3AW.com.au.

Drive with Tom Elliott

Tom Elliot Take a new way home with Tom Elliott. In an all-new, three-hour Drive Program, Tom Elliott tackles the issues affecting Melbourne, bringing you the latest news, information, opinion and talk back.

3AW's Sports Today

Sports Today Former AFL stars Dwayne Russell and Gerard Healy keep you informed about the game all year round, but particularly in-season. When AFL takes a break, the boys ensure all of your sporting requirements are met.

3AW Football Central

3AW Football - Brian Taylor In 2014, the 3AW Football team is the most experienced and successful in the league. This is your home for all 3AW Footy news, views and analysis. 3AW is Football.

Nightline with Bruce and Phil

Bruce and Phil Now in their 18th year together, Bruce and Phil are as fresh as ever hosting Australia's most listened to Evening Program . Sunday - Thursday from 8pm until Midnight.

3AW Weekends

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Neil's Pics

Email your picture or video to neilspics@3aw.com.au for your chance to win! Seen Something newsworthy, interesting or funny? Send a video or picture of it to Neil Mitchell!

Cleaning guru Shannon Lush

Shannon Lush Shannon Lush is our resident natural product cleaning lady. Do you have any goo that needs removing? Any stubborn stains that won't budge? Shannon will have the answers! Listen to her latest segment now and leave a question for next time.

3AW Food

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Andrew McLaren Overnight

Andrew McLaren Andrew McLaren helps Melbourne get through the night with a refreshing edge. From midnight to 5:30am weekdays, he will keep you entertained and informed.

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Movies with Jim Schembri

Jimmy S Jim Schembri is one of Australia's most respected film critics. Click here for all your Jim Schembri film reviews, top ten lists, interviews with Australian and Hollywood talent and much much more.

3AW Online Community

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