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  • MikeO on 'I don't deserve this' Ambos need a pay rise but there many other people who need them too. I do not like people paid by the tax payer using their ... more
  • Randal Woods on 'I don't deserve this' Solomon's Sword, you are obviously a moron. What ambo stands over patients, asking who they will vote for before they treat ... more
  • Andrew on 'I don't deserve this' Advocating for patients is a professional trait and being outspoken is acceptable in that context. However, I'm not sure if ... more
  • Solomons' Sword on 'I don't deserve this' Paramedic standing over a sick patient: "Who are you going to vote for" before deciding what treatment to administer...Some ... more
  • Deffa on 'I don't deserve this' @ David, It is not the same deal. The potential labour offer is 12% over 2 years, Governmet offer is 12% over 3 yrs. There ... more
  • Janelle on Photo: Cane toad in Melbourne? Looks like a 'Banjo Frog' to me. Found one in Greensborough. more
  • Sam Maglitto on 'I don't deserve this' Over this Union lead Dispute, yes I think Ambos and Paramedics deserve a better deal, But using the Vehicles and their ... more
  • Heather on 'I don't deserve this' Unbelievable!!! This story has just decided my vote! Thank you Louise for your service (ditto to all other paramedics) and ... more
  • Anna Brown on 'I don't deserve this' Louise is an incredibly hard working & dedicated paramedic. Paramedics work long hours in what r often traumatic & ... more
  • IBARKER on 'I don't deserve this' Wear the uniform ?? but not your political "VIEWS""" more
  • Marsha on Photo: Cane toad in Melbourne? I had a look at some photos as I didn't think the feet looked like a cane toad. Thanks for the Pobblebonk name - feet are ... more
  • Lukew on 'I don't deserve this' The ambulance service should not be political and I think the disciplinary action for using the uniform to promote a ... more
  • David on 'I don't deserve this' They were offered the same deal they said Labor offered and they would accept.. This is another example of Union thugs ... more
  • Peggy on 'I don't deserve this' If she wants to make it personal then she should protest. Even if in uniform she can protest but to represent her employer ... more
  • The quiet 'medic on 'I don't deserve this' Not mentioned here is that wearing our uniform for union actions outside of work is covered under protected industrial ... more
  • Mark Cornford on 'I don't deserve this' It's getting to the stage that the Ambo's will soon ask if you are Liberal or Labour and if you are not what they support ... more
  • Kylie on 'I don't deserve this' This gives one some insight into the bullying culture ambos cop under Ambulance Victoria. They treat ambos like utter ... more
  • Kris on 'I don't deserve this' Yeah it seems pathetic but if it is policy you knew about it and you broke the rules then you should get punished for it. more
  • Angry Ambo on 'I don't deserve this' This is yet another example of Ambulance Victoria's adversarial management approach toward their employees. They ... more

3AW joins forces with JOY

Posted by: 3AW Mornings | 2 May, 2012 - 7:14 AM
Macca and Mitchell

 3AW and Australia’s only gay and lesbian radio station JOY 94.9 joined forces for the first time to raise awareness of the serious issues affecting today’s youth.

LISTEN BELOW: Listen to the historic broadcast as Neil Mitchell and JOY FM's David McCarthy simulcast from the City Square.

LISTEN: Neil Mitchell and David McCarthy introduce the broadcast and play a message from Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

LISTEN: Chairman of Beyond Blue Jeff Kennett joins Neil and Macca at the City Square for a lengthy discussion on Gay and Lesbian issues.

LISTEN: Former Health Minister Bronwyn Pike and her son Paul Coats speak about Paul's coming out and the pressure that surrounds young gay people.

LISTEN: General Manager of Minus 18 Micah Scott and Head of  Headspace Toni Van Hammond join the boys at the broadcast.

LISTEN: Neil and Macca chat with some of the people who braved to cold to be a part of the historic broadcast.

LISTEN: The Minister for Mental Health Mark Butler calls in to have his say.

LISTEN: Adele calls in and details the experience her son had in preventing a suicide.

LISTEN: Caller Andrea speaks about her 13-year-old daughter who committed suicide 2-years ago.

LISTEN: Karen called in to speak about her gay son and the homophobia he has experienced from the wider community.  

LISTEN: Caller Melissa speaks about the struggle her 12-year-old son has had with depression and suicidal thoughts.

LISTEN: Rod calls in to speak about his friend coming out when they were teenagers.

LISTEN: Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle joins "Macca and Mitchell" as they wrap up the broadcast.







IMAGE: Neil Mitchell with his Joy FM t-shirt


LISTEN: The ad-free 3AW/JOY simulcast (75mins)


3AW Mornings with Neil Mitchell

Neil Mitchell Neil is one of Australia’s most experienced journalists with success in newspapers, radio and television. He was one of the youngest editors of a daily metropolitan newspaper, The Herald. Enter Neil's highlights page for videos. replays and news.

Blog comments Your Say

  • What a shame, Neil, that it's taken you almost a quarter of a century of air-time to finally come to your senses about homosexuality! If only you'd been just as compassionate back when you started, you might have helped to make my life, as a gay young man, less traumatic. Is it was, you indirectly made it more stressful because of your often negative comments about homosexuals. Still, better late than never. Thank you for this sadly belated simulcast.

    Peter Saturday 5 May, 2012 - 6:36 AM
  • Stay in the closet>!!

    Steve Friday 4 May, 2012 - 12:25 PM
  • This means all the libs in the closet can finally come out.

    IAN BARKER Friday 4 May, 2012 - 10:55 AM
  • JOY94.9 and 3AW broadcast was uniquely special and touching. Proud to be a joy94.9 member/volunteer. Well done David McCarthy, Neil Mitchell and all who where involved in contributed. Thank you

    betty sujecki Friday 4 May, 2012 - 9:25 AM
  • My daughters and I were given lovely service by a gay gentleman at Myer a couple of years ago when purchasing a wallet.
    A couple of weeks ago, we had morning tea in a cafe and were served by another gay chap who made us feel welcome, not so the female worker who did not like us moving seats to accommodate our pram.
    We felt comfortable with the gentlemen mentioned - never are they rude or impatient, as we find with females.

    Pru Friday 4 May, 2012 - 7:06 AM
  • Guys, what you did today takes courage. You challenged the orthodoxy, you spoke out, you informed us with reasoned argument and you highlighted the tragedy of youth suicide for straight and gay kids. I am with you all the way. Thanks to 3aw and joy and neil and macca..i couldnt stop listening and i was late for work!

    talkscheap Thursday 3 May, 2012 - 10:48 PM

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