PAUL KEATING: You wouldn’t need to be Einstein to know I am not a fan of Paul Keating.
NEIL MITCHELL: This won’t happen but Geoff Shaw should quit parliament. He is disruptive to decent government; he is a political bully and a thug; his abuse of the media… well, we’ll cop that.
SETTLEMENT: Lawyer Peter Gordon says the $89 million settlement in the long-running thalidomide case will be used as a precedent for a number of similar cases overseas.
NEIL MITCHELL: I have a real suspicion ticketing inspectors are targeting people who resist the least.
FORECAST: Melburnians are set for another rollercoaster of a week with the city’s weather expected to hit 36 today.
PHOTO: A prison cell has been built at Fairfield train station.
PHOTO: Neil's Pics seems to have found another case of crazy driving.
'DISTRESSING': Police apologise after a detective uses a crime scene photo of a semi-naked Ms Meagher during a speech at Bendigo.
DELAYED: A 96-year-old man, who fell into a gutter at Kew last night, waited in pain for more than an hour for an ambulance.
PROFILES: Follow the progress of our four Fitbit volunteers.
NEIL MITCHELL: Michael Clarke has been fined 20 per cent of his match fee for sledging Jimmy Anderson. Now, that is stupid. It’s a ridiculous decision.
LISTEN: A Black Saturday survivor says funding has run out for psychological support for the victims.
LISTEN: A concussion expert says he’s concerned by a report which found, contrary to guidelines, kids with concussions are being sent back onto the field to play.
HARSH HEADLINES: We all say the right thing about mental health. Then this happens.
TELEVISION: Brian, the witty, sarcastic pooch from long-running series Family Guy has been killed off in a shock episode that went to air in the US two days ago.
NEIL MITCHELL: A team from Queensland's University of technology found a direct link between music people listen to and dangerous lifestyle choices.
WATCH: Premier Denis Napthine has accused Labor of sexism and workplace bullying in yesterday's heated sitting.
LISTEN: A sex abuse victim of ex-magistrate Simon Cooper has told of his shame, guilt, anger and embarrassment.
NEIL's PICS: A learner driver cruising along Wellington Road with the accompanying licenced driver seemingly asleep in the passenger seat.
NEIL MITCHELL: The stand-off with Indonesia continues. But it is really a one-way stand-off.
NEIL MITCHELL: There is a clear message going out to older Australians today: ‘Do the right thing by your country - either work or die, the country can’t afford you'.
WATCH: Victoria Police is standing by its claims the church deliberately impeded its investigations into child sex abuse.
PHONE-TAPPING: Former John Howard-era foreign minister Alexander Downer says the Indonesian phone-tapping revelations are embarrassing for Australia.
ROAD SAFETY: Police are alarmed by an increase in drug drivers on our roads. Figures last year reveal one in 20 drivers tested positive to illicit drugs while a recent operation this year had a strike rate of 1 in 11.
LISTEN BACK: Comeback golfer Jarrod Lyle has told of his tears of joy and relief on the first tee of the Australian Masters.
PHOTO: Days after Prime Minister Tony Abbott took two calls from 3AW listeners about overseas residential property investors, Neil Mitchell has been sent this brochure.
LISTEN: Recently crowned Melburnian of the Year Major Brendan Nottle says he’s glad he’s not a child growing up in Melbourne today.
NEIL MITCHELL: It is the monkeys versus the clowns and we are in the middle. That is what is happening in the State Parliament. Victorians are being treated like fools.
WATCH: Opposition leader Daniel Andrews says Speaker Ken Smith is an embarrassment, claiming "he serves the Liberal party, not the parliament".
NEIL MITCHELL: The allegation is that the woman was raped at an overnight camp organised by the Labor party.
LISTEN: A patient has lashed out at the Royal Melbourne Hospital after he waited for days in agonising pain for surgery on a burst appendix.
LISTEN: Police are applauding a tech savvy sleuth who used his computer to catch a fugitive.
CHILD SEX ABUSE: The Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into child sex abuse in religious and non-religious organisations has released its long awaited final report.
LISTEN: A concerned mother says the police ignored her plea for help after finding her teen daughter had been sending naked photos to men online.
CLIVE PALMER: I think Clive Palmer’s entry into politics will end badly. I don’t think he has the depth or the understanding or even the will to do this. But let’s judge him on what he does, not what he looks like.
PEOPLE'S POLICE: The police need a kick in the bum. There is a superb report in the Herald Sun about people policing a wanted man.
UPDATE: State Parliament has been shut down after a morning of verbal brawling between the embattled Speaker and the opposition.
NEIL MITCHELL: Health minister David Davis has found an answer to the ambulances queuing at hospitals: dump and run. Terrific, except there will be no more beds, no more resources for the hospitals so the ambos will turn up, dump the patient and run.
LISTEN: Should Channel Nine transition from a finale applause to a heartbreaking death without an ad break?
LISTEN: A fight has broken out between Ambulance Victoria and the state Opposition over the release of response time statistics.
LISTEN: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is praising a health bracelet known as a Jawbone, claiming it’s taking the world by storm.
NEIL MITCHELL: This is barbaric. Animals Australia has footage of Australian sheep being brutalised in the streets of several Middle Eastern countries.
CHRISTIANS: Christians believe in judgement day. Today, thank god… is judgement day for the Catholic Church and it is just the first of many.
COURT: A man who heated up Chinese food after slashing his girlfriend's throat and being shot by police at St Albans last year has been jailed.
PARENTING: Child psychologists warn bans on playground games is the wrong way to approach the issue the fear of losing.
LISTEN: A national anti-gang taskforce has been expanded into Victoria with plans to set up another specialist strike force in New South Wales as international outlaw motorcycle gangs continue to infiltrate Australia.
LISTEN: A Collingwood premiership player says he used drugs as a reward for training hard.
LISTEN: The artist responsible for Melbourne's bold new sculpture says he fully expects his artwork to be graffitied.
REMEMBRANCE DAY: RSL poppy sellers have been moved from their spot at the Essendon DFO outlet because of insurance reasons.
LISTEN: Part-owner of Cup winner Fiorente says he’s lost the Melbourne Cup after winning it in the historic race yesterday.
'INCREDIBLY LUCKY': Two men have survived hours in freezing and treacherous waters after their ultra-light aircraft ditched in the Bass Strait.
NEIL MITCHELL: This is the question people are asking today: Was it worth it? I think Mark Donaldson’s reply is the best I have seen.
PHOTOS: A family has been reunited with their precious memories after a listener, who works in a processing facility, found a stolen memory card full of photos.
NEIL MITCHELL: OK, we have overcrowding in hospitals, we have ambulances struggling and most people probably say worry about that, not a bunch of crooks.
LISTEN: Ambulance Victoria has admitted its response times were not good enough after three people died waiting for paramedics.
LISTEN: A store has been shut down and illegal DVDs have been seized from a Melbourne market after a 3AW investigation revealed the sale of pirated movies was rife.
LISTEN: Police are warning about the dangers of using mobile phones to check social media while driving.
WATCH: 'Grand Designs' star Kevin McCloud has slammed the proposed Flinders Street Station redevelopments.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?: Woolworths is believed to be again trying to enter the $16 billion pharmacy market.
SEE THE PLANS: Deputy Premier Peter Ryan says Flinders St train station is beyond the point of renovation.
OBSERVATION WHEEL: The Melbourne Star observation wheel could be spinning by the end of the year, according to Lord Mayor Robert Doyle.
NEIL MITCHELL: The state government is boasting about the road toll and that is foolish.
EDUCATION: The teachers union says handing principals the power to sack teachers is another nail in the coffin of souring relations between the profession and the Napthine government.
NEIL MITCHELL: Australia has changed. Over the years we have turned into a nation of hagglers, and it really annoys me.
LISTEN: Greens MP Adam Bandt says he won't apologise for tweeting about the New South Wales bushfires for political gain.
LISTEN: This is a must listen. Neil Mitchell spoke to a man hoping the euthanasia bill is passed in Tasmania so he can go there to die.
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NEIL'S PICS: After hearing about 'yarn bombing', Neil Mitchell has his interest in knitting 'spun'! Send your pics to email@example.com.
NEIL'S PICS: An Ikea advertisement featuring a family at war with their garden gnomes has been claimed as too violent in the UK. Neil wants to see your pics of garden gnomes
PHOTO GALLERY: Autumn is here, and Neil Mitchell wants your photos of the spectacular season in full bloom.
NEIL MITCHELL: It is danger day: ring the alarm bells, because I have an idea. Premier Denis Napthine will today unveil promised surpluses in his budget heading up to 2017, reaching up to $2.5 billion.
NEIL MITCHELL: Today I am broadcasting from Sandown Racecourse surrounded by fancy cars and kids and the aim is to find out what is wrong with young drivers.
WATCH VIDEO: Neil Mitchell spent the afternoon with Lou Richards - 'the man who has done more for football in Victoria than a team full of superstars'.
NEIL MITCHELL: Flashback: Rod Marsh is throwing down beers, Dougie Walters is drinking and smoking, Dennis Lillee is snarling and the coach comes up and says: You lot are very naughty, now go away and write we an essay on the three things you must improve.
WATCH VIDEO: Deputy Premier Peter Ryan has made his first public, blistering attack on his former advisor Tristan Weston, tearing into his credibility over the secret tape affair on the Neil Mitchell program.
RACIAL PROFILING: Victoria Police yesterday settled a case brought by six African-Australian men over alleged harassment, abuse and racial profiling in Flemington. Neil Mitchell spoke to Daniel Haile-Michael, an African University student involved in the case.
DRUGS IN SPORT: Neil Mitchell spoke to Sports Minister Kate Lundy this morning and accused the federal MP of 'political grandstanding' to ramp up the election campaign.
HEALTH WARNINGS: A New Zealand coroner has found a woman who drank up to ten litres of coca-cola a day died due to a 'racing heart' from an overload of caffeine. The coroner's report has sparked discussion as to whether warning labels are needed.
TIM MATHIESON: The Prime Minister's partner is under fire for a joke about Asian women during a reception at the Lodge. Tim Mathieson was addressing the West Indian Cricket Team on the importance of prostate examinations when he made the comment.
ADRIAN'S RECIPES: Looking for some inspiring Christmas recipe ideas? Adrian Richardson gives you three delicious Christmas recipes: Sweet & sour stuffed spatchcock, Christmas Turkey Galantine, and Roast chicken with parsley butter and corn bread stuffing.
NEIL MITCHELL: If you are a victim, if you know what's been going on and you have evidence of these atrocities and the obscenity of the cover-up in the Catholic Church, come forward. Now is the time for decency to strike back.
LISTEN: The legendary voice of Darth Vader joined Neil Mitchell this morning and opened up about a number of issues, including the reelection of President Barack Obama, growing up in the racially segregated US and what he thinks of his one-of-a-kind voice.
NEIL MITCHELL: "Remember Black Saturday? Because there is an indecent, obscene political fight going on around those same bushfires; An obscene and indecent fight around the safety of those people they all cried about and pledged to help."
DOWNLOAD: Leading Australian QC David Galbally has provided 3AW listeners with the following template letter to send to the Minister for Roads and the Department of Justice, if they believe they have been wrongly fined by dodgy red-light cameras.
EXCLUSIVE: Work could soon begin on a new retail complex on the historic silo's site on the Yarra River at Richmond. It will include a shopping centre, offices and a public plaza. Details here.
WATCH VIDEO: Did you see John Laws bizarre appearance on the ABC’s 730 Report? His appearence has become the target of severel online parodies and this morning even Neil Mitchell got into the spirit!
YOUTH ISSUES: 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. Have a listen to historic 2-hour broadcast ad-free.
ADRIAN RICHARDSON: The bread recipe that everyone is raving about! Give Adrian Richardson's mouth-watering sourdough bread recipe a try and let us know how your bread turns out!
YOUR MONEY? Millions of dollars in unclaimed funds are sitting in the State Revenue Office, and some of it could be yours. A State Revenue Office spokesperson told Justin Smith one man has even claimed $600,000!
VIDEO: A listener sent Neil Mitchell an email this morning about what she reckons is quite possibly the best commercial ever made. We agree, this is absolutely superb!
RUMOUR CONFIRMED: This morning, the Rumour file learned Richmond club legend Neville Crowe took a nasty spill off his bike and fell into the Yarra river. Neil Mitchell spoke to the good samaritan who pulled the footballer out of the water.
NEIL MITCHELL: On an obscure, barely-watched pay TV program yesterday, Julia Gillard may well have sealed her own fate. She may well have finally ended any hope she has of leading the government into the next election.
FIVE MONTHS ON: Sam Stynes, the wife of the late Jim Stynes, has opened up to give a frank and personal interview with Neil Mitchell about her life without Jim and the effects cancer had on their relationship.
NEIL MITCHELL: "You can't allow people to become addicted legally then suddenly make it illegal. Imagine it. We'll have flying squads of smoke police raiding garages in Glen Waverley, dragging away four pensioners caught smoking."
VIDEO: A Lygon Street milk bar owner has alleged Workplace Relations and Employment Minister Bill Shorten verbally abused, all because her the meat pie he wanted was not in stock.
WALLY CONRON: The Australian inventor of the Labradoodle has been waiting years for a hip replacement. The dog-lover told Neil Mitchell: "I've given so many people mobility with the labradoodle and as soon as I have an ailment myself, I get fogged off."
TRAMSURANCE: Online activists who've set up a scheme claiming to shield fare evaders from fines have been given till tomorrow to scrap their campaign or face possible police action. Neil Mitchell spoke to the founder this morning.
ROADSIDE TESTING: Victoria's roadside police drug testing has been called into question, after a truck driver successfully contested two positive saliva readings which could have rendered him jobless. Truckie Danny Hanning told Neil Mitchell his story.
GALLERY: In honour of the Queen's jubiliee, send us photos!
JUSTIN SMITH BLOG: It’s a lot harder to keep Jeff Kennett out of the news than put him in it. With the flavour of so many pies on his fingers, there’s not much in the state he hasn’t managed to be involved with. Read the rest here.
OVER $6000 TOTAL: 'Kevin' has told Neill Mitchell he was so moved he drove across Melbourne to present a $3000 cheque to the cancer charity Challenge through Erin's mother, Kathy. Listen to Kathy and Kevin's on-air chat here.
VIRAL VIDEO: Spoon playing Gran rocks out to the Black Keys.
ARRIVE ALIVE: To launch the 2012 Easter Driver Reviver campaign the SES performed a live road rescue simulation at Federation Square.
The morning programs Seb Costello headed to Federation Square to take part in the action.
EXCLUSIVE: The Neil Mitchell program obtained footage of two men chroming on a city-bound train on the Werribee line this morning. Rebecca, a 3AW employee, filmed the incident on her mobile phone on a 7:10am train and said the two had paint on their faces and clothes.
CONGRATULATIONS: 3AW's Neil Mitchell became the first radio journalist to win the coveted Graham Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year award, named in honour of the legendary, late editor of The Age. Watch Neil accept his award.
REPLAY: In the past week, The Neil Mitchell Program received complaints from listeners regarding comments Tom Elliott made about the Australian Army on the Weekend Break. Today, Neil confronted Tom about his comment. Listen here.
VIDEO: Simon Crean has taken a swipe at former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, saying one of the reasons he lost the leadership is that he was not a team player. Watch Neil Mitchell's hard-hitting editorial and listen to Simon Crean.
Neil Mitchell has been contacted by a man with a holy yarn.
Ron Barassi wants to meet face-to-face the man who bashed him in St Kilda. The footy legend's also revealed the effects of the bashing are still with him - he's unable to hold a conversation and is suffering a degree of memory loss.
WHITE RIBBON DAY: Neil Mitchell spoke to two men who admitted to perpetrating violence against women. Hear their stories as Australia unites against domestic violence.
UPDATE: Anti-domestic violence organisation White Ribbon says Matthew Newton is not taking enough responsibility for his actions, following the actor's controversial TV interview on Monday night.
An article which appeared in the Victoria Police Gazette caught the attention of Neil Mitchell. Certainly a candidate for the International Idiot Awards (if there is such a thing?)..
An online advertisment offering a teenage girl's virginity for sale for $15,000 has sparked public outrage but authorities say they're powerless to act.
KEN LAY'S SAY: Neil Mitchell came out firing against the Occupy Melbourne protesters this morning, revealing that one of the main organisers of the movement, Jake Wishart, works for Greens MP Adam Bandt.