COVID-positive Australians have been left bewildered by confusing voting protocols which have left them unable to vote in the federal election. Only those who tested positive to COVID-19 after 6pm on Tuesday are eligible for the Australian Electoral Commission’s (AEC) telephone voting option, but postal voting has now closed. It’s left those who recently tested […]
Neil Mitchell 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.
There are calls for Labor to match the Coalition’s six-million-dollar commitment to revamping the Junction Oval, if it’s elected on Saturday. The redevelopment would help turn the ground into an international centre for women’s cricket, with broadcast-quality lighting, as well as a home for the FightMND charity. There would also be a refurbishment of the […]
The Master Builders Association of Victoria has called for calm about the future of Metricon, urging members, clients and the public to “not get caught up in these rumours” about the company’s future. It comes after the sudden death of Metricon founder and CEO Mario Biasin. Metricon has since denied reports it’s on the verge […]
Neil Mitchell is calling on teal independent backer Simon Holmes à Court to apologise for any hurt he caused to the Jewish community by referring to former prime minister John Howard as the “angel of death”. Mr Holmes à Court made the reference in a tweet about former Mr Howard campaigning with Josh Frydenberg in […]
A paediatrician says while flu cases among children are “rising at a rapid rate” we’re “nowhere near the peak” yet. Paediatrician at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Dr Anthea Rhodes, says children are particularly susceptible to the flu and they’re more vulnerable this year than in other years. “Before the COVID pandemic, in children under five […]
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
Paradise Valley Hotel 249 Belgrave-Gembrook Road, Clematis. 5968 4037 www.paradisevalleyhotel.com.au When? April 8, 2022. VENUE Now this is one good looking pub. At the end of Wellington Road, met by the Belgrave-Gembrook Road, stands the sprawling Paradise Valley Hotel (PVH), aka The paradise, aka The Clemo. It is drop dead gorgeous from the elongated “Ranch” […]
Hobsons Bay Hotel 28 Ferguson Street, Williamstown. 9116 8695 www.hobsonsbayhotel.com.au When? April 1, 2022. VENUE An old style brick triple-storey beautiful pub, it was a first time visit to the revamped Hobsons Bay Hotel situated in delightful Ferguson St, and has been the subject of many favorable reviews since reopening under new owners. It is […]
Goldys! Tavern 66A Gold Street, Collingwood. 9551 8244 www.goldystavern.com.au When? March 25, 2022. VENUE It has been some years since the much loved publicans Glenn and Wilhelmina departed the Leinster Arms, a pub of historical significance in the City of Yarra. Beautiful old world brick, only single storey pub in the area, home to Mark […]
The Derrimut Hotel 132 Durham Rd, Sunshine. 9311 1171 www.derrimuthotel.com.au When? March 18, 2022. VENUE On the corner of Sun Crescent and Durham Rd, the Derrimut Hotel has been the standout fixture for years with its Spanish Villa looks and chocolate brown exterior. Like the suburb itself the pub has moved with the times (to […]
Limerick Arms Hotel 364 Clarendon Street, South Melbourne. 9645 8666 www.limerickarms.com.au When? March 4, 2022. VENUE Many years has passed since a last visit to the Limerick Arms in South Melbourne but based on a hazy recollection, some walls have been taken out, air-con installed and with a fresh set of fixtures and fittings have […]
RED HOT TIP Polluted fuel appears to be circulating in Victoria. Neil Mitchell noticed an unusual surge in the number of listeners contacting him to say they’d filled up with contaminated fuel, so he put the call out on air for others to come forward — and he was inundated with calls. “Maybe it’s a […]
A fire has broken out at a factory in Derrimut. Scroll down for footage of the fire 3AW Mornings listener Adam spotted the blaze on Foleys Road, near Hunter Road just after 9am. The blaze is now under control. An advice message is in place for Albion, Ardeer, Burnside, Cairnlea, Deer Park, Derrimut, Laverton North, […]
RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED Melbourne’s ambulance system was again stretched to the limit last night. Ambulance Victoria enacted a Code Red in metropolitan Melbourne for about two hours overnight, with people across the city told to expect delays for ambulances. An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said the Code Red, enacted just before midnight, came “in response […]
RED HOT TIP With Victoria’s purpose-built quarantine facility just weeks away from opening, the state and federal governments are locked in a strange feud. “There’s a funny twist to this,” Neil Mitchell said. “The state and federal governments can’t even agree on a name for this thing! Shows how well they work together.” The $200 […]
RED HOT TIP Victoria Police is struggling with a shortage of rapid antigen tests, which are needed to test employees who are currently isolating. As of 11.59pm on Tuesday, emergency services workers may return to work if they’re a close contact of a positive case, provided they have undertaken RATs for five days prior to […]
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. […]