Elderly couple suffering after scam

Money Cash LISTEN: Police are investigating a disturbing new scam in Melbourne's eastern suburbs that has taken advantage of at least one elderly couple.

'Blame the tradie, not contestants'

The Block Glasshouse contestants, Max and Karstan. BLOCK SHOCK: Branding The Block's Max and Karstan "cheats" is unjust and any financial disparities arising from their renovations is most likely to be the fault of the tradesmen, according a TV critic.

Salt OK, says new research

US scientists say suger - not salt - is the diet evil. FOOD: Ross and John are the happiest men in Melbourne, but one medical expert tells Neil Mitchell salt is a 'problem'.

Classic or crazy? Cazaly re-made

Mike Brady released 'Up There Cazaly' 35 years ago. LISTEN: One of football's most iconic anthems has had a makeover.

PM to consider Indigenous seats

Tony Abbott is facing a fight with Indonesia. (Photo: Alex Ellinghausen / Fairfax) LISTEN: Prime Minister Tony Abbott refused to rule out introducing a quota system for Indigenous Australians in federal Parliament.

'Destroy homemade weapons'

DanielCowan LISTEN: The father of a 15-year-old boy killed by a homemade air gun in 2012 has urged anyone in possession of such weapons to destroy them.

Horrified kids find pet dogs mauled

Parquinuous and Daisy with their young owners. FIRST ON 3AW: A woman and her young children have been left traumatised after their three dogs were mauled to death in their own backyard.

31 reasons to keep community TV

'I'll watch my TV out of the corner of my eye now, trying to work out if it's going to explode on me!' POLITICS: Channel 31 employees and volunteers have condemned the federal government’s decision to pull the plug on community TV stations, opting not to renew licences beyond 2015.

Lay: child porn 'major problem'

computer WATCH: Victoria's police chief commissioner has warned paedophiles are increasingly using the internet to groom children, with the force currently investigating 120 cases.

Parents pinged at school pick-up

school crossing LISTEN: More parents are expected to be fined nearly $150 if they do the wrong thing around schools in Melbourne's south-east.

Amazing pics: Fish saved by surgery

<b>SAVED:</b> Remarkable surgery saves George the Goldfish. PHOTOS: Vets have saved a goldfish's life in a remarkable micro-surgery.

Blue-collar boy to property mogul

Nathan Birch LISTEN: Fancy being worth $30 million before you've had your 30th birthday - sounds like a dream doesn't it?

East-West Link battle lines drawn

Protesters for the East-West link. POLITICS: Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews says Labor will not build the East-West Link tunnel, even if contracts are signed before the November state election.

'If Ashby is right, Pyne should quit'

Christopher Pyne LISTEN: Neil Mitchell says senior frontbencher Christopher Pyne should resign if it is found he had prior knowledge about sexual harassment allegations against former Speaker Peter Slipper.

Did we miss the train?

A bit cheeky? CHEEKY?: New government ads give the impression airport train is on the platform.

Exposed: grog, sex, shaming

Dussy uni camps WATCH: University party camps have been exposed as promoting sexually intimidating behaviour, social pressure and even triggering long-term psychiatric conditions in some students.

Crash victim: ‘I’m not angry’

danica LISTEN: Crash victim Danica Pringle, who came close to death after a suspected street race ended in a fiery crash, said she hold no grudges against the drivers.

Council backs down over fees

This story has really fired up 3AW Mornings listeners... FIX IT CAMPAIGN: The Bendigo council has backflipped after being slammed for not waiving a fee affecting a local school's charity fundraiser.

‘The circus continues'

Neil Mitchell: This whole circus around Shaw, the member for Frankston, is time wasting, energy sapping and a ridiculous distraction. SPRING ST: Neil Mitchell has called state parliament a circus, as deputy premier Peter Ryan accuses the Labor party of protecting rogue MP Geoff Shaw after voting against the expulsion motion.

Kennett: ‘I’m terribly worried’

Islamic extremist group ISIS. TERROR: Former Victorian premier Jeff Kennett slams Tony Abbott's support of the US in the Middle East, and calls for tougher laws dealing with terrorist attacks on home soil.

Victorians hit with gas price hike

gas LISTEN: The price of gas is set to skyrocket with a yearly increase of about $300 for the average Victorian household.

Napthine: Gas hike 'nonsense'

napalfred WATCH: Premier Denis Napthine says he'll be meeting with Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey this morning and will discuss what he's labelled ridiculous price hikes by power companies.

ISIS 'baying for the blood'

US President Barack Obama speaking about the attack from the White House. (Photo: Reuters / Kevin Lamarque) LISTEN: America ramps up the rhetoric after latest beheading video was confirmed as authentic.

AFL changes Multicultural Cup rules

kidsfooty RUMOUR UPDATE: The AFL has changed the rules of its Multicultural Cup after complaints the program excluded kids with Australian-born parents.

Muslim leaders sizzle to unite

Sausage. SIZZLE: Father of terrorist Mohamed Elomar and NSW Islamic community leaders are uniting in an effort to bridge the cultural divide and combat negativity towards the Muslim community.

Australia Post in profit crisis

Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour says changes need to be made urgently. MINI-VIDS: The boss of Australia Post says he has a plan to save the service from collapsing but changes need to be put into place urgently.

Neil's Chadstone task proves a hike

chaddy CHADSTONE: It's been said before that shopping is a sport, and Neil Mitchell this morning proved that's certainly the case at Chadstone.

Welfare back down slammed

dole LISTEN: Welfare groups have slammed the Abbott government’s reported back down on welfare reforms, saying they don't support making young jobless people wait any length of time for the dole.

‘Housewives are prostitutes’

Author Jane Caro has defended herself after backlash following comments comparing housewives to prostitutes, but Neil Mitchell believes her words were an awful generalisation. LISTEN: Author Jane Caro has defended herself after backlash following comments comparing housewives to prostitutes, but Neil Mitchell believes her words were an awful generalisation.

Adrian's moist chocolate cake

Chocolate cake RECIPE: La Luna's Adrian Richardson appears as a regular on the Neil Mitchell Program. Today he shares his moist chocolate cake recipe.

Tom Jones to headline grand final

The AFL has announced the 2014 grand final line-up. RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Veteran performer Tom Jones will be the headline act at this year’s AFL grand final.

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.

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.

Terrorism threat 'real, growing'

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

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.

Drugged teens steal cars for sport

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

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.

'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.

Asylum seekers launch legal action

ASYLUM LISTEN: Asylum seekers on Christmas Island say the federal government has failed in its duty of care and should pay them compensation.

Screaming child 'abduction' plea

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers POLICE: Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward regarding a possible abduction of a child at Glen Iris.

'I hope you never need us'

MFB crews took around 20 minutes to bring the blaze in Morell Street under control. LISTEN: A woman says she was shaken after being verbally attacked by a protesting firefighter while entering the Premier’s dinner at Mordialloc last night.

CFMEU: 'Workers need RDOs'

cfmeu LISTEN: The Abbott government denies changes to the building industry code will impact on rostered days off for workers.

Pensioner's wait for infected tooth

hospital surgery medical LISTEN: A Melbourne woman on a disability pension says she can't get an infected tooth extracted for 18 months and fears she will lose more teeth while she waits.

'I found it deeply unsettling'

Kim Williams. KIM WILLIAMS: Media heavyweight, AFL commissioner, musician... And followed by a ghost.

'She could take civil action'

Bill Shorten LISTEN: Lawyers say a woman who claims she was raped by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten could still be able to take civil action.

Pensioners petition over budget

pensioners LISTEN: Pensioners are waging a war against the government today.

Son's 000 call saves mum's life

Mr Gibbs says there was an ambulance station only five minutes away, but Ambulance Victoria has confirmed the response time was 16 minutes. LISTEN: A nine-year-old boy has today been recognised with an Ambulance Victoria bravery award after saving his mother’s life.

'We're tickled pink with its success'

shawLEAD WATCH: The organiser of the Ice Bucket Challenge world record attempt says he's 'tickled pink' with the success of the event.

Magpies fan in sickening MCG attack

magpies AFL ATTACK: A 16-year-old boy says nothing will stop him from watching his beloved Magpies play despite being the victim of a sickening attack at the MCG on Saturday night.

'One-punch laws won't work'

Gavel LISTEN: The Criminal Bar Association chair has dismissed the state government’s new laws to jail one-punch killers for a minimum of 10 years, claiming it won’t have any impact.

‘Charity’ bins rake in the cash

Michael Rawlinson with unused recycled clothing bins. Photo: Jason South LISTEN: Deceptive charity bins that have nothing to do with charity have taken over Melbourne’s railway stations.

Shocking gut fat ads launched

LiveLighter FAT ADS: A new ad campaign using graphic images of toxic body fat has been launched in Victoria to tackle the obesity epidemic.

Oxford Dictionary's hip new words

oxford LISTEN: Editors for the Oxford Dictionary have added a bunch of new words and phrases because, well, YOLO!

Sluggish internet? Blame a router

Internet WEB: Recent problems of sluggish internet connections across the globe have been blamed on old routers and the number 512.

Paramedic tells of horrific ordeal

Paramedic Ben Dalton speaks with Neil Mitchell. WATCH: A Melbourne paramedic has told of his brush with death after an aggressive patient attempted to slit his throat with a knife.

Battle of the backyard bands

LISTEN: Neil discovers some backyard bands. LISTEN: Neil Mitchell has called for a battle of the backyard bands after discovering a well-known Melbourne lawyer has his own group.

Spam raises privacy questions

Political 'spam' raises privacy questions. SPAM: Questions are being raised over government access to personal contact details, after Liberal Party fundraising emails were sent to public servants using their departmental email addresses.

Cancer no dampener on love

Love. WEDDING:The story of 31-year-old Daniel House and his bride-to-be has captured the hearts of 3AW listeners, with offers pouring in to spoil the happy couple.

Spot the 'ghost'?

Ghost or a trick of the eye? Ghost or a trick of the eye? Neil Mitchell listener Graeme is convinced it's the supernatural.

RSL unhappy over march clash

anzacgame LISTEN: The RSL fears the solemnity of Anzac Day will be impacted after it was revealed an AFL game would be televised at 11am Melbourne time.

Kennett becomes a Coles employee

coles LISTEN: Coles has hired Jeff Kennett to oversee a new Supplier Charter, and work with their farmers on the ground.

'Add ice to that mix, it's explosive'

Doyle MINI-VIDS: The Royal Melbourne Hospital is considering installing CCTV and its own sniffer dog to deal with an ice epidemic in its secure psychiatric ward at Broadmeadows.

'We must unite and confront'

Doctor Yassir Morsi says many young Muslims who grew up in Australia feel more loyalty to Islam. IRAQ: The former Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations has called for the UN to step in and provide support against Islamic State militants in Iraq.

'It made my flesh crawl'

Gammy parents LISTEN: Neil Mitchell says the sad tale of baby Gammy proves why commercial surrogacy can't work.

Chief rejects Fyfe Brownlow reports

AFL deputy Gillon McLachlan has defended Andrew Demetriou's decision to remain in the US. (Photo: Sebastian Costanzo) WATCH: AFL chief Gillon McLachlan has dismissed speculation there’s a push to reinstate Nat Fyfe's eligibility for the Brownlow Medal.

Top cop concerned over pokies gang

A Middle Eastern crime syndicate is being blamed for at least eight violent armed robberies at gaming venues in Melbourne’s north and west during the past three months. LISTEN: A Middle Eastern crime syndicate is being blamed for at least eight violent armed robberies at gaming venues in Melbourne’s north and west during the past three months.

AFL refuses ads for Gaza children

(Photo: Reuters/Suhaib Salem). LISTEN: Independent Senator Nick Xenophon and World Vision's CEO are demonstrating outside AFL House this morning over the league's refusal play paid advertisements requesting donations for the children of Gaza.

Tyler guaranteed no funding cuts

tyler LISTEN: The education department has guaranteed cancer patient Tyler Fishlock will not be forced from the classroom after threats his funding would be cut.

Ad requests 'lingerie coffee makers'

Gumtree ad requests 'lingerie coffee makers'. GUMTREE AD: Are Melbourne CBD workers about to have their coffee served by lingerie models?

'Where is Daniel? The Family’s Story'

daniel WATCH: Bruce and Denise Morcombe join Neil Mitchell in the studio.

Is this a new petrol war?

petrolLEAD PHOTO: A loophole has meant the ACCC has been unable to stop Coles as they launch new 14c petrol discounts through on-the-spot spending.

Senator lobbys for reverse mortgages

David Leyonhjelm LISTEN: A key independent Senator is lobbying the Abbott government to make sweeping changes to pensions.

'Mark Latham should be sacked'

latham NEIL MITCHELL: Mark Latham is a columnist for Fairfax and The Financial Review and appears on several of our radio stations but he should be dumped after what emerged at the weekend.

East-West Link will cut travel times

link LISTEN: The Napthine Government says an independent report shows the East West Link project will cut travel times for motorists by up to an hour.

Gammy's parents break their silence

The story of six-month-old baby Gammy, who was born with Down syndrome to a Thai surrogate, has prompted calls for reform of surrogacy services in Australia SURROGACY: The West Australian couple at the centre of the baby Gammy controversy says his Thai surrogate mother has misled the world over the situation.

Why we need to fix the welfare system

. NEIL MITCHELL: The debate we have to have has started.

Driver captures unmarked camera car

car DASH CAM: Footage has emerged of the sneaky lengths authorities will go to capture speeding drivers.

'Banks need improved reputations'

NAB WATCH: Outgoing National Australia Bank CEO says banks need to improve their reputation.

Windy Victoria prepares for worse

Snow at Loreto College Ballarat. Photo: Matt Hustwaite PHOTOS: The wintry blast that hit the state on Friday has resulted in the most widespread low-level snowfall since 1986.

ACGA boss: 'I'm not happy'

perry LISTEN: The Australian Commonwealth Games Association says Australia needs to fork out more money if they want to get back to number one in the Commonwealth Games medal tally.

Ron Iddles: 'This could save lives'

iddles LISTEN: Victims of domestic violence could be alerted to threats and attacks before they happen, under a proposal by the Police Association.

Abbott softens talk on Russia

<b>MINI-VID:</b> Tony Abbott on his relationship with Vladimir Putin WATCH: Tony Abbott's full interview with Neil Mitchell, in which he tells of national MH17 service in Melbourne and his relationship with Putin.

'I feel like I've earned this'

Swimmer, Daniel Tranter LISTEN: Australia's Daniel Tranter won gold in the men's 200 metres individual medley on Tuesday, however the 22-year-old almost never made it to the Games.

'I remember every second'

Police swarmed upon Western Hospital, where it's believed one man has been arrested. LISTEN: Good judges told Neil Mitchell that Dr Michael Wong was one of our best spinal and neurosurgeons.

Shooter's joy: 'I can't describe it!'

Laetisha Scanlan LISTEN: Victorian trap shooter Laetisha Scanlan told Neil Mitchell how she turned her Commonwealth Games from horror to gold.

'I'm an idiot, we're all idiots'

Speed camera commissioner Gordon Lewis told Neil Mitchell there was still unfinished business. LISTEN:Neil Mitchell has conceded. "I'm an idiot. We're all idiots."

Woman disgusted over 'death' plate

d NEIL'S PICS: 3AW Mornings has been sent a photo of a car donning a homemade number plate which reads 'DEATH to all Israeli militant Nazis'.

Man dealt outrageous parking fee

s NEIL'S PICS: A Melbourne man has been left stunned after being billed $1095 for one night in a secure parking lot in the city.

AFL boss unsure about odd timeslot

coll LISTEN: AFL boss Gillon McLachlan says he doesn’t know why the Pies and Crows' final-like clash is being held in such an unpopular timeslot.

Lambie: 'I'm a normal Aussie girl'

jlambie LISTEN: Senator Jacqui Lambie says she was just being a "normal Aussie girl" when she said she likes her men well-endowed.

Expert debunks paracetamol report

pills LISTEN:One of Melbourne’s leading back surgeons has dismissed a report paracetamol is ineffective against back pain.

Two-thirds want cannabis legalised

Marijuana plant LISTEN: There's a renewed push to legalise cannabis for medical purposes and it is gathering a groundswell of community support.

Melbourne's most successful camera

Melbourne's most successful speed camera is raking in the cash. LISTEN: A speed camera at a busy St Kilda intersection has raked in nearly $2 million in fines within a 27-day period, but Neil Mitchell has questioned its fairness.

Taxi register confusion clarified

taxicom LISTEN: The Taxi Commissioner has made clear details regarding a new public register after a flurry of taxi drivers voiced their concerns.

Neil's Valuable Player

Neil's Valuable Player, thanks to Bayside Alfa Romeo. With the help of Bayside Alfa Romeo Frankston, Neil Mitchell will be announcing his NVP each week, a.k.a Neil’s Valuable Player Award Each weekly NVP is then eligible for the grand prize - An ALFA Romeo Giulietta Distinctive from Bayside ALFA Romeo Frankston

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!

Neil's pics: Knitting

Knitting NEIL'S PICS: After hearing about 'yarn bombing', Neil Mitchell has his interest in knitting 'spun'! Send your pics to neilspics@3aw.com.au.

Neil's Pics - Garden Gnomes

My father, who passed away last year from melanoma, bought me this little beauty nearly 20 years ago when I bought my first house, knowing my dislike for garden gnomes! He's looking a bit old and weathered now. (Photo: Kelli. T) 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

Neil's beautiful autumn shots

Brightness PHOTO GALLERY: Autumn is here, and Neil Mitchell wants your photos of the spectacular season in full bloom.

Neil's idea to thank CFA volunteers

Fiskville report CFA 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.

What is wrong with younger drivers?

Young Drivers 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.

Celebrating Lou Richards' 90th Birthday

Lou Richards 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'.

Cricketers dumped over homework

Mickey Arthur 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.

Ryan's attack on Tristan Weston

Peter Ryan 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.

'Police targeted our race'

african 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.

Lundy defends 'dramatic' revelations

Kate Lundy 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.

Calls for warning labels on Soft drink

Cola 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.

PM's Partner makes bizarre 'Asian Doctor' gaffe

Tim Mathieson 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 Richardson's Christmas recipes

Adrian Richardson. (Photo: Eddie Jim) 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.

After years of tears and pain, this is our chance

confessional 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.

James Earl Jones on 3AW

James Earl 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.

"Playing political games with lives"

Gillard and Baillieu are playing games with lives 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."

David Galbally's red light letter

Red light fine letter 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.

Iconic Nylex Clock site up for redevelopment

Nylex 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.

Neil Mitchell does Laws!

Neil Mitchell on the Today Show doing his best John Laws 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!

3AW joins forces with JOY

Macca and Mitchell 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's sourdough bread

adrian richardson sourdough bread 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!

Missing millions

cash 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!

The best ad ever made?

Babies 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!

Tiger rescued on the Yarra

Richmond legend Neville Crowe <i>(FFX)</i><br>
<i>(Inset: The view of the Yarra from the Victoria St Bridge)</i> 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.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard may well have sealed her own fate

Prime Minister Julia Gillard on Sky News yesterday <i>(Sky)</i> 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 reflects

Neil Mitchell Sam Stynes 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.

No end in sight for smoke police

Butt 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."

Pie on Bill Shorten's face?

Workplace Relations & Employment Minister Bill Shorten 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.

New hip needed for original Labradoodle breeder

Wally Conron 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."

Scheme to protect fare evaders

Tramsurance 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.

Truckie beats drug reading

police drug swab 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.

Royal memorabilia

Memorabioia GALLERY: In honour of the Queen's jubiliee, send us photos!

Step right up, it’s Jeff!

Kennett Circus 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.

Man donates $3000 to Erin's charity

Toomey 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.

Aussie Spoon lady goes viral

Deb Spoons Perry VIRAL VIDEO: Spoon playing Gran rocks out to the Black Keys.

VIDEO: SES Rescue simulation

Rescue simulation 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.

Chroming on Werribee Line

Footage of chroming on Werribee train 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.

Neil Mitchell takes out Graham Perkin award

Neil Mitchell Quill Awards 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.

Tom Elliott apologises for comment

Tom Elliott 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.

'Kevin Rudd no team player'

unity 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.

Caffeinated Christ

coffee Neil Mitchell has been contacted by a man with a holy yarn.

Brave act's long-term impact

Ron Barassi shares a brave and powerful chat 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.

Men admit to domestic violence

White-Ribbon-Day2-172x115 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.

Newton 'misleads' on violence

Matthew Newton pops his head up. Convincing? 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.

Drunken man gets stuck in a bin

dss 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?)..

Virgin on sale for $15,000

naked 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.

A non-political protest?

Occupy Melb 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.