A Melbourne man says he’s angry no action has been taken after his wife reported a disturbing interaction with a taxi driver. Paul told Neil Mitchell his wife caught a taxi home on 30 June from South Yarra and had a pleasant conversation with the driver during the 40-minute trip. But as they pulled up […]
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.
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.
The heads of Victoria Police and the Police Association are getting together for a first-of-its-kind fundraiser, to highlight the ongoing battle many retired officers face with mental health. The pair are aiming to raise $500,000 by walking 1000km across Victoria in October. Commissioner Ashton told Neil Mitchell there wouldn’t be many officers who haven’t been […]
Physical education should be compulsory in schools and in many ways is “more important” than maths, Tony Jones says. During his Monday sport segment with Neil Mitchell, TJ said it was a no-brainer to make physical education mandatory. Related: Federal Government push for compulsory sport in school “In the era that I went to school, […]
Neil Mitchell says Peter Marshall is trying to “destroy” Jane Garrett’s political career. The 3AW Mornings host has seen a copy of a “savage” letter, sent to all Victorian Labor MPs from the head of the United Firefighters Union. Mr Marshall has accused Ms Garrett of causing “significant harm” to the Labor government and warned […]
3AW MORNINGS EXCLUSIVE Three people have been attacked in a violent home invasion in Narre Warren. Police believe as many as three men, one possibly armed with a hammer, broke into a home in Wombat Court at 1.15am on Saturday morning. One of the occupants, a 25-year-old man, sustained minor injuries during a scuffle with […]
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 “share economy”. It’s almost the buzzword of the decade. We’ve seen businesses like AirBNB, Uber and Airtasker take off. So Neil Mitchell’s Ideas Factory is today exploring what could be the next frontier: Car share. The City of Melbourne certainly hopes so. Neil Mitchell was playing tourist in the city last weekend and was […]
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.
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, […]
Mt. Erica Hotel 420 High Street, Prahran 9529 8250 Score: 15/20 June 16, 2018 www.mountericahotel.com.au VENUE Third Review. (last circa 2011) A brilliant re-imagining of this prominent eastern suburbs pub from a group of that is modern Melbourne pub royalty, the Mt Erica is back from the literal dead to be trading as well as […]
National Hotel 344 Victoria Street, Richmond 9428 8811 Score: 15/20 June 9, 2018 www.thenationalhotel.com.au VENUE: Third Review. (last circa 2014) Let’s cut to the chase: The National is a fabulous pub. And in a throwback to the past to pubs that did “ chinese” but an eye well and truly on the present, the full […]
Riddells Creek Hotel 10-12 Hamilton St., Riddells Creek 5428 6777 Score: 13.5/20 June 2, 2018 www.riddellscreekhotel.com.au VENUE: 1st Review. Comfortable, neat, happy pub at the foot of the Macedon Ranges, the Riddells Creek exudes service and comfort on arrival with a heavy dose of pub hospitality. Owned and operated by sisters, the Riddells Creek Hotel, […]
Yorkshire Hotel 48 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford 9417 3088 Score: 13.5/20 May 25, 2018 www.theyorkshirehotel.com.au VENUE: Third Review. (last circa 2014). Still ticking over beautifully, the Yorkshire (Stingo has been dropped) Hotel remains defiant in that increasingly endangered species in Melbourne known as the corner hotel. This pub itself was close to going under but over […]
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. […]