Some Melbourne families are being forced to move multiple times to get their child into a public high school, a new report has found. As reported in The Age some parents are pulling out all stops to get into the right school zones for the best state high schools. One parent ended up having to move house […]
- Tony Jones is filling in for Neil Mitchell this week
Neil Mitchell’s 3AW Morning program has dominated the airwaves and set Melbourne’s news agenda for over twenty years.
He is a member of the Melbourne Press Club’s Hall of Fame and one of the country’s leading journalists, having worked as a reporter and executive at The Age, an editor of The Herald, and at all three commercial television networks.
His sharp ear for the mood of his audience and his history of fighting for the battler have won him the highest journalistic awards and an AO.
But every weekday morning it’s a team effort..
The 3AW Mornings audience are Neil’s roving reporters, regularly calling in with breaking news and important tip-offs.
Sometimes they call to help interview the Prime Minister. Sometimes they call for a laugh or a cry. Sometimes they just want to let Neil know he’s wrong.
But it’s always about what Melbourne’s talking about.
A 10-year-old boy from Gippsland who has spent his young life collecting footy cards is selling his beloved collection to raise money for a cause close to his heart. Trafalgar boy Kyen Jenkins told Tony Jones he’d been collecting since he was three-years-old, but a tragic event last year prompted him to part with the cards. […]
Finance editor Ross Greenwood has shared his thoughts on the “fundamental problem” that has emerged during the Royal Commission on the banking sector. He told 3AW he expected the latest revelations to dominate headlines for the rest of the week. Greenwood said it had become clear most of the banks and financial institutions treated the […]
The Geelong footy club has found itself in hot water after several billboards emerged promoting McDonald’s as the “official restaurant” of the Cats. Dr Kathryn Backholer from Deakin University’s global obesity centre told Tony Jones it was problematic. “We know that it increases sales and brand loyalty, particularly with children,” she said. TJ questioned at […]
Police will start a fire near the Great Ocean Road today as part of the investigation into a fatal shooting in Keysborough. Muhamed Yucel was shot dead while playing video games in the garage of a house in Keysborough in May last year. Homicide Squad detectives believe the 22-year-old was killed in a case of […]
Professor Jordan Peterson hasn’t been in public life for long, but now he’s made it in a big way. A clinical psychologist from Canada, he burst onto the scene with a YouTube video arguing against legislation that could force people to use made-up pronounces for transgender people. Eighteen months later, he has become something of […]
A former principal of an orthodox Jewish school in Elsternwick facing 74 charges of child sexual abuse has been arrested in Israel after 10 years fighting extradition. Malka Leifer, who was the principal of Adass Israel School, fled Australia in 2008 after the allegations surfaced. She was arrested in Israel in 2014, but she was […]
IN THE AFFIRMATIVE: Denis Nelthorpe, CEO of the Western Community Legal Centre, and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Law & Justice at Victoria University. AGAINST: Neil Mitchell. Click PLAY above to listen. “(No conviction) is a very sort of strange phrase, and it’s being misrepresented.” – Denis Nelthorpe
FIRST with NEIL MITCHELL The Police Association has revealed public response times are part of a wishlist it will carry through the 2018 Victorian election campaign. Victoria, Tasmania and the Northern Territory are the only police forces that don’t have response time targets. New South Wales officers have a target of attending to 80 per […]
Related: Andrew Bolt was Milo’s MC, and he considered walking out Far-left protester Ezekiel Ox has accused police of unnecessary violence at last night’s Kensington clash in a confused and erratic appearance on 3AW. Neil Mitchell’s attempt to interview Ox ended in him hanging up. OX: “Guess what Neil? I’ve gotta go!”. *HANGS UP* NEIL: “Oh, […]
The link between food and mood is a growing area of research. Felice Jacka from Deakin University told Neil Mitchell a person’s diet is comparable to a car’s petrol – the higher the quality, the better the performance. Prof Jacka said there is now a “robust evidence base” linking the quality of diet with a […]
IDEAS FACTORY Gap years could be on the agenda for workers approaching retirement. The Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt put forward the idea after talking to retired people across the country. Mr Wyatt told Neil Mitchell many people wish they’d just taken a break instead of calling it quits for good. “The novelty of […]
There was an international flavour to the Ideas Factory today, exploring an idea we first came across in January this year. It’s a smartphone app that might save a few lives. It’s called GoodSAM – a bit like good Samaritan – but the SAM stands for Smartphone Activated Medics. It’s an idea that started in London […]
Three victims of crime have come forward to share their ideas on how we can bring an end to Melbourne’s crime wave.
‘How to work less and earn more.’ It almost sounds too good to be true. But apparently it’s anything but. ‘I think it’s possible, absolutely,’ business coach Joel Gerschman told Neil Mitchell. Click PLAY below to find out how
And so the 23rd year of presenting the DeBortoli Pub of the Week commences – with Neil Mitchell every Friday about 11.40am. The written reviews will appear in the Lifestyle section of the 3AW website at www.3aw.com.au/puboftheweek and approximately 35-38 pubs will be covered. I genuinely encourage feedback of the pubs reviewed and of course, […]
Robbie Burns Hotel 376 Smith Street, Collingwood. 9417 2233 Score: 14/20 March 16, 2018 www.robertburnshotel.com.au VENUE: 3rd Review. (last circa 2013). The Robbie Burns does not do Haggis. Cullen Skink. Porridge. McKenzies Menthoids. The pub specialises in Spanish food and has done so brilliantly for 30 years. This beautiful old sandblasted brick pub, flowerpots on […]
The Cricketers 69 Cruikshank Street, Port Melbourne. 9676 2004 Score: 14.5/20 March 9, 2018 www.thecricketersport.com.au VENUE: 3rd Review. (last circa 2012) The Cricketers, aka the Cricketers Arms, has recently undergone an ownership change and reverted back to type, away from a serious French inspired pub/wineroom/fine dining leaning that ran for the past 15 months. The […]
Royal Mail Hotel 29 Beech Street, Whittlesea. 9716 1400 Score: 13/20 March 2, 2018 www.royalmailwhittlesea.com.au VENUE: 1st Review. Following Plenty Rd to its end and making the gentle right hander into Beech, the Royal Mail Whittlesea appears after one corner and indeed is a lovely pub sight. Fading, washed blonde/cream exterior, double storey and large, […]
Railway Hotel 280 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne. 9578 1026 Score: 14/20 Visited on February 23, 2018. www.railwaypub.com.au VENUE: Second Review. (last circa 2008) After such a long absence, the expectation is that someone will have gussied up the beautiful Railway Hotel in Ferrars St. and gone will be the glorious nod to the past. Wrong. […]
Click PLAY above for full interview, her first in the 3AW studio with Neil Mitchell. Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam has spruiked the virtues of multi-party governments in response to questions about forming a coalition with the Labor party. The party has new muscle after winning the seat of Northcote from the ALP in Saturday’s by-election. […]