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"It is extremely difficult to be constantly on-guard to extremist fanatics": Tony Abbott with Neil Mitchell.

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Homegrown terror risks by numbers

LISTEN: Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he doesn't believe the terrorist attack in Canada increases the threat in Australia.

THE LATEST NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

Cult of ISIS at the Valley

Horse Racing. NAME GAME: Owners of a racehorse called Cult Of ISIS have been advised to keep the unfortunate name to avoid 'making a deal' out of it.

Buy, Swap & Sell: OCtober 25

Buy, Swap and Sell BAG A BARGAIN: Check out the 3AW Weekends' Buy Swap and Sell List for October 25. Find a bargain every week with Darren James!

'Thrill killer' Hemming jailed

court CRIME: A man has been jailed for at least 27 years after being convicted of the "thrill killing" of a Melbourne couple.

'I hope I never have to do it again'

Police chase LISTEN: The police officer who coordinated yesterday's large-scale police pursuit of a gun-slinging carjacker admits he was "terrified" and says it was "lucky" no one was killed.

Officers face misconduct hearing

Coroners Court released CCTV recording of Gong Ling Tang at Dandenong police station POLICE NEGLECT: Five police officers are reportedly facing disciplinary hearings following the death of a Chinese man who was ridiculed and left to die outside Dandenong Police Station in 2010.

Why good Aussie films fail

Son of a Gun COMMENT: The local failure of Son of a Gun is as distressing as it is predictable. It's merely the latest in a long line of good Australian film in 2014 to flail, then fail at the cinemas.

Teenage pregnancy declining

baby PREGNANCY: For the first time since 1932 women aged 40-44 are having more babies than women aged 15-19 in Australia.

Interview: Director Ruben Ostlund

Ruben Ostlund INTERVIEW: Wherever Force Majeure has played it has gotten people talking - and with good reason.

New release movie reviews, Oct 24

Whiplash REVIEWS: This week Jim Schembri casts his eye over Whiplash, Fury, Hector and the Search for Happiness and This is Where I Leave You.

Jim's movie cheat sheet, Oct 24

Annabelle MOVIE NEWS: Screenings of the hit horror film Annabelle (about a possessed doll) in France have been greeted by riots in cinemas.

AFLPA fires back at ASADA

Caroline Wilson says Essendon players will receive sanctions. LISTEN: The head of AFL Players' Association says he's offended by suggestions player welfare isn't the AFLPA's main concern, labelling comments from ASADA boss Ben McDevitt "disappointing".

Offensive graffiti to be removed

Offensive graffiti at Ripponlea station. RIPPONLEA: Metro Trains will remove the offensive political graffiti seen on a platform at the Ripponlea train station.

Sanderson opens up after sacking

Brenton Sanderson is looking for a new job in football. EXCLUSIVE: It’s been nearly five weeks since Adelaide made the shock announcement that they would not be going forward with Brenton Sanderson as their coach.

Bar Nacional

Bar Nacional. ELA CARTE: Another one of those places that I frequent and enjoy pretty regularly, yet haven’t thought to share with the rest of Melbourne!

Are we past Love Thy Neighbour?

Love Thy Neighbour WATCH: A controversial 1970s British sitcom is set to return to our TV screens, with Channel 7 announcing re-runs of Love Thy Neighbour.

Two charged over cop chase

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers LISTEN: A marathon pursuit of nearly 300 kilometres has come to an end, with police arresting a man in Swan Reach, in the state's south-east.

Fatal dispute over dust

Shocked Logan residents look on (Photo: Bendigo Advertiser) LATEST: Three people from the same family are dead following a shooting north-west of Bendigo overnight.

Whitlam home: Guy to the rescue

Gough Whitlam house LISTEN: Planning Minister Matthew Guy denies he has backflipped to save former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam's birthplace from the bulldozer.

Players won't answer notices

ASADA will proceed with its show cause notices. AFL: The past and present Essendon players will not respond to the re-issued show cause notices, says the AFL Players Association.

Gingerbread men get the chop

Gingerbread people LISTEN: A Melbourne deli is all about gender equality when it comes to its snacks. Staff have de-sexed their gingerbread men, selling them instead as "genderless gingerbread figures".

Pecorino and macadamia salad

Macadamia Nut BOB HART: I love this salad, especially as the hot weather begins to make its presence felt, because it could not exist without both Italian and Australian input.

'We get hate mail, the trolls are out'

Audette Exel LISTEN: An Australian-based charity group with the name ISIS has decided to change its name after receiving hate mail and a drop off in donations.

Taking the 'Christ' out of 'Christmas'

The Grinch. CHRISTMAS: A Greens councillor is demanding the local Christmas Party be called something else.

Who deserves another chance?

Mitch Robinson AFL: It’s that time of the year where AFL teams are lodging their lists for next season and making the tough calls to delist some players. Which ones will find a new home?

Soldier shot in suspected terror hit

MPs block the door with chairs during a caucus meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. (Photo: Nina Grewal) LATEST: A Canadian soldier was shot dead by a gunman in a suspected terror attack at the nation's parliament this morning.

Why your digital TV cuts out

Antenna. DIGITAL TV: It’s happened to all of us; you’re watching your favourite TV show and just as it hit the climax, the digital signal cuts out.

Gone with the wind: 100 sacked

Wind farm JUST IN: Australia's largest windfarm maker, based in western Victoria, has announced it will sack 100 workers.

Why Rosie Batty erupted

Rosie Batty at the Coroner's Court. FIRST ON 3AW: A friend and advisor explains why Rosie Batty's brutal grilling "saw some cracks appear".

'Street culture mixed with Islamism'

Abdullah Elmir LISTEN: How does a teenager from Australia, who should be concerned with surfing and pimples, end up waging violent jihad in the Middle East, asks Neil Mitchell.

Meeting the 'invisible senator'

Ricky Muir LISTEN: Ricky Muir has been a Victorian senator for 112 days, but you probably wouldn't know it. The "invisible senator" has rarely put his head above the parapet, unlike other fellow minor-party senators Jacqui Lambie and David Leyonhjelm.

Favourite son returns to Bombers

Mark Harvey. AFL: Essendon champion Matthew Lloyd is excited by the clubs appointment of Mark Harvey as an assistant coach.

McKenna coming to Victoria

Guy McKenna AFL: Former Gold Coast Suns coach Guy McKenna is destined for Victoria, according to Sam McClure.

New laws won't just apply to 'clowns'

David Leyonhjelm LISTEN: Independent senator David Leyonhjelm says the "Ginger Jihadist", 17-year-old Abdullah Elmir, lacks the intelligence to carry out an attack and we should just ignore "the young dickhead".

'We don't feel like we are respected'

Kindergarten strike STRIKE : Hundreds of kindergarten teachers have rallied on the steps of State Parliament after marching through the CBD to demand better pay and working conditions.

AFLFA pleased with round one

Hawthorn FIXTURE: The 2015 Toyota AFL fixture is expected to be more fan-friendly after the league experimented with various match times in season 2014.

Radio callers fire up over Oscar

Oscar Pistorius LISTEN: Talkback radio switchboards in South Africa have lit up like camera flashes at an Opening Ceremony, with listeners phoning in to vent their spleen over the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius.

Push to cull Indian Myna birds

Indian Myna bird. BIRD CULL: Bayside council is set to trial a program to kill Indian Myna bird, if the community supports it.

No rules school actually exists

Bully NO RULES: A school with no rules. It sounds like many kids dreams all at once and for Swanson Primary School in West Auckland, it’s a reality.

Whitlam home to be demolished

Gough Whitlam house RUMOUR FILE: The childhood home of former prime minister Gough Whitlam.

Mystery letter lifts Northern Health

The letter to Northern Health. MYSTERY LETTER: Northern Health has received a mystery letter complimenting staff of the Northern Hospital for its cleanliness and service.

D-day in paid parking fight

Yarraville COUNCIL MADNESS: Mayor uses deciding vote to pass paid parking in Yarraville.

Young boy rescued from car

A young child has been rescued from a car in Mornington. RESCUED: A young boy has been rescued from being locked inside a car in Mornington this morning.

Blockbuster Easter to kickstart 2015

Dayne Beams AFL DRAW: It will be a blockbuster start to the 2015 season over the Easter long weekend.

Truck smoulders on EastLink

Truck on fire VIDEO: A truck driver has escaped from his vehicle unharmed after the back of his rig became engulfed in flames on EastLink.

Healy whacks AFL Commission

AFL EDITORIAL: Gerard Healy tells his strong stance on the AFL's decision to band Sydney from treading in the next two years due to COLA.

Pelchen wasn't sacked: Finnis

CEO of the AFL Players Association Matt Finnis AFL: St Kilda CEO Matthew Finnis insists the club has not sacked Head of Football Chris Pelchen and they aim to make the change a smooth one.

Good and Bad of Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam. GOUGH WHITLAM: On the day of mourning for late former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, Tom Elliott has reflected on Whitlam’s life and come up with a list. The list includes the good and bad sides of Gough Whitlam.

'Our flag's a symbol for racism'

Rapper 360 says the Australian flag stands for racism. OPINION: It's time for Australians to stand-up to the likes of potty-mouthed rapper 360, according to Neil Mitchell.

Illegal commercial transport dangers

taxi UBERX: Taxi Services Commissioner Graeme Samuel is well aware of issues regarding illegal commercial passenger transport, including UberX drivers.

Coalition matches Labor's rail pledge

Metro Train TRANSPORT: A rail line to Mernda will be built no matter which party wins the state election, with the Napthine government announcing an $800 million transport plan for the region.

Printer saves a man's foot

Len Chandler LISTEN: In a world-first procedure, doctors have used a 3D printer to save a Victorian man from having his leg amputated.

Plea to legalise voluntary euthanasia

Mitchell Short, Neil Mitchell and Peter Short. EUTHANASIA: We first met Peter Short, 57, in May when he had around five months to live. He has a terminal oesophageal cancer and working on his original time frame, he has ten days to live.

Ross and John's Cox Plate Breakfast

Ross and John at Breakfast with the Best. PHOTOS: Ross and John mixed it with the best at Tuesday's Cox Plate breakfast in search of some winners ahead of the big day this weekend.

Luke wasn't scared of his father

Luke Batty, 11, was killed by his father at Tyabb cricket oval. REPORT: An inquest into the death of Luke Batty has heard several red flags were raised in the months leading up to his murder by his father.

'The message isn't getting through'

Joshua Hardy STREET VIOLENCE: The mother of David Cassai, who was killed on a one-punch attack, says her heart goes out to the family of a university student killed in a violent attack in Melbourne at the weekend.

'Why can't I relax & enjoy my meal?'

Munich Brauhaus EAT AND LEAVE: Neil Mitchell says "fixed-timed dining" is anathema to patrons seeking a relaxed, pleasurable restaurant experience.

Man commits to 10 citizens arrests

Uber. UBERX: A former British riot police officer and now Uber partner has committed to making ten citizens arrests this week in Sydney, against ‘UberX drivers’.

Regulating combat sports

Cage Fighting. CAGE FIGHTING: The debate regarding cage fighting in Victoria continues, as State Opposition Leader Daniel Andrew believes it is not the government’s responsibility to tell people which sports they should and shouldn’t like.

Moira Kelly set to help deformed boy

Moira Kelly, Neil Mitchell and Fatima Bakara. MOIRA KELLY: Moira Kelly is the women who bought conjoined twins Trishna and Krishna into our lives. For many years she has provided a home and health care for many underprivileged children from all over the world.

The Block's tick of approval

The Block. THE BLOCK Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Regional Metro Manager Richard Marks has given ‘The Block’ a tick of approval after the show was caught out faking a visit from EPA when they discovered thousands of litres of fuel on the building site.

Rainbow fence losing its colour

A council is ordering this fence to be painted a cream colour. FENCE FIGHT A Port Melbourne house is up for a battle against the council, all because of the colour (or should we say ‘colours’) of its fence.

Wildlife sanctuary saved

70-year-old Mary Rose Kersting, a pensioner, has run the 10-acre property at Balnarring for over 20 years. FIXED: Wealthy benefactors have thrown hundreds of wildlife animals a lifeline at the dramatic auction of a peninsula sanctuary.

Salvos attacked by ice users

Salvos commanding officer Brendan Nottle ICE EPIDEMIC: The Salvation Army is calling for urgent action after revelations that four staff have been attacked by ice users in the past two months.

Plucky pupil skirts punishment

Daniel skirt RUMOUR UPDATE: A plucky student who thumbed his nose to a school rule to raise money for charity looks set to get a much-up day reprieve.

Denis Walter on the Dawn Princess

Denis Walter broadcasting live from the 'Dawn Princess'. GALLERY: Denis Walter broadcasting live from the 'Dawn Princess' cruise-ship.

'Cage fighting is safer'

Should cage fight be legalised? HAVE YOUR SAY: The "Situ-Asian" and a boxing lawyer back Labor's claims cage fighting is safer than the alternative.

Buy, Swap & Sell: October 19

Buy, Swap and Sell BAG A BARGAIN: Check out the 3AW Weekends' Buy Swap and Sell List for October 19. Find a bargain every week with Darren James!

Buy, Swap & Sell: October 18

Buy, Swap and Sell BAG A BARGAIN: Check out the 3AW Weekends' Buy Swap and Sell List for October 18. Find a bargain every week with Darren James!

ASADA re-issues show cause notices

ASADA will proceed with its show cause notices. ASADA: ASADA has reissued show cause notices to 34 past and present Essendon players as they ramp up their action over the 2012 supplements program.

Black Sheep ban is Baa-rmy

Black sheep WORD PLAY: A number of childcare centres are reportedly changing the lyrics of popular nursery rhyme "Baa Baa Black Sheep", claiming the children's song is racist.

Can we move on from 'porn ring'?

Matthew Guy accepts the text message. WATCH: Matthew Guy gleefully shares a mid-interview text message with Neil Mitchell.

Dog attacks and kills pet in park

Kelpie RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A pet dog has been mauled to death by another dog in a busy Melbourne park.

What's on 3AW

Tara's Mini Break

Tara's Mini Break to Bendigo! 3AW's Tara Davies is leaving the hustle and bustle of the city and taking a mini break to Bendigo. Take a look at some of the activities she has planned and find out how to win a mini break for yourself!

What's Your Bid?

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2014 Pub of the Week

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Ela Carte's reviews

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Breakfast with Ross and John

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Mornings with Neil Mitchell

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Afternoons with Denis Walter

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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.

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

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Cleaning guru Shannon Lush

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Andrew McLaren Overnight

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Get mobile with 3AW Apps

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Movies with Jim Schembri

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3AW Online Community

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