A professor who was crucial in how Australia handled the HIV/AIDS epidemic last century says the COVID-19 crisis still isn’t being taken seriously enough in Australia. Bill Bowtell, who studies the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases at the Kirby Institute, first spoke with Neil Mitchell about the coronavirus before the cancellation of Melbourne’s Formula […]
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.
Each week, Neil’s Most Valuable Player is awarded to the best caller or contributor to the program.
All weekly winners will go into Neil’s end-of-year draw, more here.
With thousands in the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors laid off as doors close due to COVID-19, one business is booming — supermarkets. Woolworths has today announced it will hire up to 20,000 new staff across the country to keep up with increased demand. The supermarket giant is looking for store staff, supply chain workers, call […]
NEW: A regular segment to help each other cope through these strange and challenging times. Got a question or idea or innovation or question? Email nmitchell@3AW.com.au or fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Here are some of the ideas and messages 3AW Mornings listeners have already submitted! MESSAGES OF ENCOURAGEMENT Kids […]
The Department of Transport says it will do whatever it can to keep those using public transport safe during the coronavirus crisis. Jeroen Weimar, Head of Transport Services, spoke with Tony Jones on Thursday. “We’re all in unprecedented territory here,” he said. Metro and Yarra Trams are yet to start reducing services, with Mr Weimar […]
Victoria’s police chief has urged people to follow social distancing guidelines and avoid beaches this weekend. Temperatures are expected to reach the mid- to high-20s in Melbourne from Saturday, prompting police to consider drones over our beaches and bays. But he said police were limited in how tightly they can police the matter. “It’s not […]
It’s October 8, 1999. The internet is still pretty new, and the scammers are a bit more old-school. But, other than the form of communication, the tactics are very recognisable. “Every now and again we are sent copies of an international rort that’s been going on for a while,” Neil Mitchell tells his audience on […]
Australia’s women cricketers have already won the Ashes, and now they’re determined ram their ascendancy home. Click PLAY above to hear Neil Mitchell interview Australian captain Meg Lanning ahead a series of T20 matches. (Image: Alex Davidson/Getty Images)
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
Our FROM LEFT FIELD trio rotate weekly, Tuesdays at 10am In the era of fake news and echo chambers, it’s never been more important to discuss and debate opposing views. We do that every day on the Neil Mitchell program, but Tuesdays are reserved for three of the more provocative voices in Victoria. But not […]
Fortnightly, 10am Thursdays How to sum up this segment? Truth is, we don’t know what Red’s going to bring the table on any given day, let alone try to summarise the segment! Red first entered the public eye in the 1970s as lead guitarist of Skyhooks and became a regular fixture in Australian lounge rooms […]
9.45am, every Monday Nine News sports presenter Tony Jones studied at a radio school before beginning his career in radio newsrooms in country Victoria and Melbourne’s 3AW. He joined Channel Nine Melbourne in 1986, making the move from news to sport. Jones began reading weekend sports bulletins in 1988 and moved to weeknight sports presenting […]
Royal Mail Hotel 88 High Street, Yea. 5797 2515 When? February 28, 2020. www.royalmailhotelyea.com.au VENUE: In the rural township of Yea, one of the gateways to Mansfield and the high country, is the very neat and tidy Royal Mail Hotel. Celebrating 170 years in business, the rustic old styled exterior gives way to a thoroughly […]
Red Hill Hotel 163 Main Road, Chewton 5416 1133 When? February 21, 2020 www.redhillhotel.com.au VENUE: About 6kms from Castlemaine (take Elphinstone turn off on the Calder) is the quaint hamlet of Chewton, around 80 minutes out of town with one of the nicest pubs in regional Victoria, the Red Hill Hotel. All credit to the […]
Alehouse Project 98-100 Lygon Street, Brunswick East. 9387 1218 When? February 14, 2020 www.thealehouseproject.com.au VENUE: What a smart, yet simple offering The Alehouse Project (TAP) is. Starting out as two shopfronts on Lygon St., Brunswick E across the road from the colourful Quarry Hotel, TAP has blended comfortably into the Pub/Bar model so prevalent in […]
Grand Hotel 124 Main Street, Mornington. 5975 2001 When? February 7, 2020. www.grand.net.au VENUE: Beautiful big old pub, 160 years plus and part of the Cobb and Co. route, the Grand has grown into one of the best pubs on the Mornington Peninsula and is a perfect fit along the Main street of this southern […]
Cremorne Hotel 366 Pakington Street, Newtown. 5221 2702 When? January 31, 2020. www.thecremornehotel.com.au VENUE: In a salubrious and urbane part of Geelong is a good ol’ old pub, the Cremorne, doing what most pubs without pretension should, with a comfortable mix of food, drink and hospitality. There’s nothing here that would cause the good folk […]
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. […]