Talking Melbourne

Tom Elliott

Is there more at play here?

3:57 PM   The TAC has called on those driving to grand final events this Saturday to consider not drinking at all.

IN STUDIO WITH NEIL MITCHELL

Former PM praises Coalition

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott in the 3AW studios.

12:43 PM   Former PM Tony Abbott says the government has had a "pretty good" fortnight, despite latest poll showing the Coalition is struggling.

NEIL MITCHELL

'Sam Newman is no bully'

Sam Newman.

11:38 AM   Neil Mitchell has defended Sam Newman amid 'harassing bully' criticism.

Holiday to cost 'one billion'

1:10 PM   Friday's public holiday for the grand final will cost Victoria around $1 billion, according to Australian Industry officials.

Police investigate sex assault

The incident happened near the corner of Raymond and Fitzroy streets.

2:39 PM   Police are investigating a terrifying sexual assault on a regional street on Saturday night.

Duo wanted over CBD attack

10:52 AM   Police have released images of two men they wish to speak with over a frightening attack on a teenager in the CBD.

String of supermarket robberies

2:18 PM   A young supermarket checkout attendant has had a weapon held to her throat in a terrifying armed robbery overnight.

Muslim marriage concerns

11:56 AM   A survey has found 60% of Australians would be concerned if a relative married a Muslim.

Sport

Grand Final umpires named

10:38 AM   The AFL has named its umpires for the grand final.

'A day of mixed emotions'

2016 Brownlow medalist Patrick Dangerfield.

10:15 AM   Patrick Dangerfield admits to watching the Grand Final with 'envied eyes'.

Dangerfield wins the Brownlow

6:46 AM   Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield has won the AFL's 2016 Brownlow Medal, with a record 35 votes.

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Life and Culture

Pub Of The Week

For the 21st year with Neil Mitchell, the Pub Of The Week segment returns to find the best pub during 2016 from around 36 reviews each year.

Jim's cheat sheet - Sep 23

Bottoms up: Xavier Samuel and Morgan Griffin in the Aussie comedy Spin Out, which has gone belly-up at the box office.

Jim Schembri   Spin Out fails to draw, Leto to play Warhol, and Russia supports Snowden biopic.

Jim's new releases - Sep 23

In too deep: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley in Oliver Stone's intriguing drama Snowden.

Jim Schembri   Jim Schembri reviews Snowden, Storks, and The Beatles: Eight Days A Week.