Drive with Tom Elliott


Program Highlights

'Debt and deficit is not the answer'

6:12 PM   Unless the Federal government cuts spending, the budget will stay in deficit forever, according to Tony Shepherd.

Logo change for Aldi

5:10 PM   Discount supermarket chain Aldi is changing its logo for the first time in 20 years.

Calls to ban alcohol advertising

3:57 PM   Medical experts have called for a total ban on alcohol marketing and advertising.

Cost of tap-and-go transactions

It's convenient, it's quick and it's making the banks a lot of money, and chances are you don't even know it.

Debate over prison costs

Tom Elliott says former prisoners should be forced to pay for their time in jail once they're released.

Spelling error on Jeep

An embarrassing error appears to have been printed on a car.

'Women only' for speaking role

He doesn't want any sympathy, but Tom Elliott says he's the victim of gender discrimination.

Dematerialisation of society

Technology and technological change could soon make a lot of jobs and physical things disappear.

Your Town: Puffing Billy

Your Town: Puffing Billy

3AW Drive visits the iconic Melbourne steam train, Puffing Billy.

Anger over texting taxi driver

A mother has been left angry after she discovered a taxi driver who gave her two teenage daughters a lift spent much of the trip on his phone.

Proposed change to 18C

Richard Di Natale.

The leader of The Greens has one simple question for those supporting changes to 18C.

Male fashion trends

Tom Elliott observed some 'peculiar' fashions trends around Melbourne last week

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Drug debate reignited

Jackson Oppy joined Tom Elliott in studio.

Jeff Kennett wants drugs decriminalised, but a former user disagrees.

Impact of crime TV on kids

True-crime television may be causing kids to feel afraid and have a long lasting impact.

Mum with baby left standing

Two school boys have been criticised after they failed to give up their seat for a woman with a baby on the train.

Premier can 'think again'

The owner of the Heyfield timber mill has fired several verbal barbs at the Premier, rejecting suggestions the government can take over.

'Mistreated' pet shop puppies

Two french bulldog puppies have allegedly been mistreated at a Melbourne pet store.

The alleged treatment of two french bulldog puppies in a Melbourne pet shop has sparked outrage online.

Fatal smash at Point Cook

One person is dead and several others injured after five cars and a truck collided on the Princes Freeway.

Snowy Hydro proposal explained

Tom Elliott grills Scott Ryan over the proposed plan to expand the Snowy Hydro Scheme.

Use your super to buy a home

The Prime Minister is reportedly considering allowing first home-buyers to access their super.

Carjacking arrests

Two teens arrested after a driving instructor was allegedly rammed, bashed and carjacked at Tarneit.

Secrets of the dark web

The Dark Web

'The Dark Web' is a mysterious and misunderstood area of the internet, futurist Steve Sammartino gave 3AW Drive an inside look.


3AW Drive visits CERES

A community environment park that promotes sustainable living with a market, nursery and more.

Bourke Street Mall bollards

A decision regarding the installation of bollards in the CBD is expected in three weeks.

Melbourne's 'graffiti rampage'

Locals in the eastern suburbs are fed up with graffiti.

Public or private?

Rita Panahi in the 3AW studio.

Rita Panahi is weighing up whether to send her son to public or private school.

Unvaccinated playgroup

Tom Elliott learns about a playgroup for non-vaccinated children that has sprung up in Melbourne's east.

Warning on fake doctor

There are reports a fake doctor is allegedly working in the Werribee area.

Mandate on backyard size

The state government will put a mandate on the minimum size of a backyard in new housing developments.

Theft victim's emotional plea

One of the necklaces that was stolen.

The victim of a home burglary has made an emotional plea to the community, to keep their belongings safe.

Victoria gets solar farm

The construction of Australia's largest single solar project will start this month.

Modern world manners

Do manners need to be updated for the 21st century?

Pink ladies tools

A leading hardware store selling tools that specifically target women has come under scrutiny.

Smart device privacy

What do our smart devices know about us and how is that information being used?

Dolphins under threat

A Burrunan dolphin in Port Phillip Bay.

Port Phillip Bay's 120 endangered Burrunan dolphins are under threat.

Home battery launched

Tesla's Powerwall 2 home battery.

American automaker and energy storage company, Tesla, today launched its second-generation home battery, the Powerwall 2.

First-home buyer solutions

House prices are rising and making it difficult for first-home buyers to buy, Scott Haywood reviewed three possible solutions.

Police crackdown at Moomba

Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner Andrew Crisp and Police Minister Lisa Neville.

Police have warned anyone intent on causing trouble at the annual Moomba Festival will be dealt with.

The annual naked bike ride

Organisers of the now annual Naked Bike Ride are expecting their biggest turnout yet.

The 'Four C's' of schooling

The famous "Three R's" of education appear to be on the way out...


Melbourne General Cemetery

Gravestones at Melbourne General Cemetery.

It's the resting place of four Australian Prime Ministers and over 300,000 people. 3AW Drive visits Melbourne General Cemetery.


'It's utterly absurd'

Rita Panahi has slammed the call for 'gender equal' walking signs calling the idea 'utterly absurd'.

Junk food ad tax

There are calls to tax companies advertising unhealthy food and drinks, rather than introducing an overall junk food tax.

Commodore gets French touch

The next Holden Commodore to hit Australia in 2018 will be French owned.

Rumour Confirmed

Bowls club refuses to move

The Chadstone Bowls Club refuses to relocate to make room for a proposed new indoor sports stadium complex.

QVM traders 'genuinely upset'

Traders at the Queen Victoria Market are opposed to Lord Mayor Robert Doyle's plans to redevelop the market, which would include a 196m apartment & hotel tower. 

Cash left 'mortified', says PM

Employment Minister Michaelia Cash

The Prime Minister says Michaelia Cash was left 'mortified' following claims she waited four months to declare $1.4m investment property.

Mustang comp scam

Tom Elliott? Is that you? No... It can't be, that's Kevin M. James, manager of 'Ford Mustang'...

Taxpayer ride to Springsteen

Jacinta Allan and Martin Pakula used a taxpayer-funded chauffeur to attend the Bruce Springsteen concert at Hanging Rock.

Snail slime skincare

Snail slime, the secretions that snails make when moving, is being used in skincare products.

Long-term leases

Victorian landlords and renters will be able to sign residential leases of more than 5 years.


Minister Natalie Hutchins in-studio

Local councils would be better off working with both the state and federal government rather than taking it upon themselves to go on international business trips.

'It's just not acceptable'

3AW Drive's Tom Elliott says he has come up with a possible solution for Melbourne's homelessness problem.

Owning vs Sharing

Could you live a life where you don't own anything?

Rumour Confirmed

Terrifying chainsaw robbery

Two men wielding a chainsaw and gun have threatened, robbed and then stolen a BMW during a terrifying attack.

'Absolutely dumb idea'

Tom Elliot has slammed Casey City Council's push to establish a sister-city relationship as well as a planned $25,000 trip to China.


Station St, Lalor.

In this week's edition of Your Town, program producer Alyssa Allen visits Lalor.

Police station 'virtually closed'

Premier Daniel Andrews when in opposition advocating for the station to be opened.

The Heidelberg West police station that was vandalised is 'virtually closed' according to the Shadow Minister for Corrections.

Vandalism at Police Station

WORD ON THE STREET: Heidelberg Heights police station has been covered in graffiti.

Terror offences arrest

A man has been arrested in the NSW regional town of Young for allegedly trying to help Islamic State.

Long delay after home attack

Iain says his door was broken down.

A resident of Officer in Melbourne's south has told of a lengthy police delay, after his home was broken into and his car vandalised.

Home builder appoints administrators

WORD ON THE STREET: A prominent home building company has gone into liquidation. 

Sharing off the table

Food writer doesn't like table sharing.

Table sharing is not fun according to a food writer.

Stopping students from VCE?

Some students may not be sitting exams.

Are some schools encouraging students not to do their VCE? Tom Elliott investigates...

'Honesty system' scrapped

The 'honesty system' for MPs to claim entitlements will be scrapped.

Learn to shop cheap

Jody Allen only spent $50 a week on shopping.

Imagine living off $50 a week. Tom Elliott spoke to a woman who has done it.

Council fed up with lazy owners

Bayside Council is fed up with lazy dog owners.

A Melbourne Council is removing gates from several ovals to deter owners taking their dogs 'off-lead.'

2017 Avalon Airshow

The 2017 Australian International Airshow takes off on Friday 3rd March at Avalon Airport.


Smart houses of the future

Steve Sammartino, author and futurist

With technology developing dramatically, we can expect houses to become smarter and more advanced in the future.

Uber challenge $2 Levy

Ridesharing service Uber, has urged it's users to sign a petition to lobby against the state government's $2 rideshare levy.

'It's a Liberal Civil War'

Ms Credlin insists Mr Abbott is not seeking to make a comeback to the top job.

Tom Elliott says the only way Malcolm Turnbull can control Tony Abbott is to make him a Minister.

Workers need compensation

Amanda Gailiss in the 3AW studio.

Amanda Gailiss says workers should be compensated in some form following the cut to penalty rates.

Bill Shorten's Backflip

Shadow Minister Brendan O'Connor attempts to defend Bill Shorten's backflip.

Guy seeks reform

Matthew Guy will seek Mr Languiller to step down if it is proven he has ripped off the tax payer.

Impact of penalty rate cut

The Fair Work Commission's decision to slash Sunday penalty rates will benefit small business according to finance guru.

Mouldy food is dangerous

Mouldy bread.

Tom Elliott hears how eating his mouldy bread can be potentially dangerous.

Speed to overtake

Cars in Idaho, US can now exceed the speed limit legally to overtake.

A US state has introduced a law to legally allow cars to exceed the speed limit while overtaking.

Your Town

Your Town: Arden Street

An elephant, spooked by the crowd, takes off around the boundary line at Arden Street, 1978

In this week's edition of Your Town, 3AW Drive visits Arden Street.

Rideshare Regulation

The Victorian state government has introduced legislation to regulate rideshare services.

Investigations into crash begin

Essendon airport.

An aviation expert believes there could be more than "catastrophic engine failure" behind Tuesday's plane tragedy.

"We are not winning this war"

Leader of the Greens, Richard Di Natale speaking on 3AW Drive.

Premier Daniel Andrews has thrown out suggestions by the coroner to open a safe injecting facility in North Richmond.

Mo Money Mo Problems

Rita Panahi and Tom Elliott

Rita Panahi says women are their own worst enemy when it comes to building wealth.

Are junk food ads effective?

Peak television periods for children included 44 per cent of advertisements for unhealthy products and 21 per cent for ...

Some experts are calling for junk food advertising to be banned during kids viewing time, but is it actually effective?

"Not the role of the state"

Tom Elliott says a new tax is not the answer.

Tom Elliott says a tax on junk food isn't the answer after a report was released today.


Matthew Guy in-studio

State Opposition Leader Matthew Guy in-studio on 3AW Drive.

State Opposition Leader Matthew Guy discusses the proposed 'junk food tax', the recent spate of drug overdoses and potential speed limit changes.

Car manufacturing still alive

Motor vehicles are still being manufactured in Australia.

Despite three major car manufacturers ceasing to mass produce their cars in Australia, there's still companies manufacturing vehicles locally.

De-identify your CV

Recruit Smarter hopes to encourage a more diverse workforce.

The State Government has introduced its new program Recruit Smarter program for a diverse workforce.

The rivalry continues...

The Melbourne vs Sydney debate continues.

It is the never-ending Australian debate, which city is better between Sydney and Melbourne.

Immigration should be controlled

Tom Elliott speaks to Amanda Gailiss, Youth Governor of Victoria about immigration.

Tom Elliott believes Australia should cut its immigration. The Youth Governor of Victoria disagrees.

Kit for a vegan lifestyle

PETA Vegan Starter Kit

A restarter kit is now available for all vegans who return to eating meat.

Melbourne's new pride

Kubwa is one of the young lions coming to Melbourne Zoo from Werribee Open Range Zoo

Melbourne Zoo will soon be home to three African lion brothers.

Recognising traditional owners

Natalie Hutchins, Minister for Local Government

Tom Elliott and Natalie Hutchins have clashed over the City of Boroondara's decision to make the "welcome to country" optional.

Free-to-air TV on way out

Tom Elliott says the future of free-to-air television looks bleak.

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Clash over childcare claims

Tom Elliott has rubbished suggestions childcare should be tax deductible.

Morrison explains welfare cuts

Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison says Australia has three choices when it comes to solving the deficit.


Your Town: Yarraville

Yarraville Pop-up Park.

In this week's edition of Your Town, 3AW Drive visits the now-permanent Yarraville Pop-up Park.

MP clarifies comments

Liberal MP Tim Wilson has hit back at suggestions he seriously predicted a Labor victory at the next federal election.

'It's just a dumb decision'

Pharmacists and doctors are at loggerheads over the decision to make codeine prescription-only.

Pharmacists and doctors are at loggerheads over the decision to make codeine prescription-only.

Labor clash over prison

Labor politicians appear to be on a collision course over the controversial site for the new youth prison at Werribee South.


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