Neil Mitchell expects Labor to “fiddle” with its controversial plan to abolish cash refunds for shareholders with excess imputation credits. The 3AW Mornings host has also praised the leadership qualities of Anthony Albanese. Mr Albanese joined Neil Mitchell in studio on Thursday to discuss the policy. “He’s starting to look more like a leader every […]
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.
Adults would be fined $500 under a plan to punish the parents of children who are bullies at school, an idea advocated by the founder of a prominent anti-bullying foundation. The idea began in the US state of Pennsylvania, where they are currently considering a law which would hold parents personally accountable for their kids’ bullying. Moreland […]
AFL boss Gillon McLachlan says Melbourne can follow Richmond’s lead and win the premiership a year after missing out on finals. Speaking with Neil Mitchell, the league chief said the Demons had what it takes. “I think Melbourne can win it,” he said. “I think they’re up and about.” Click PLAY below to hear the […]
A hot-air balloon has come down close to the Warburton Highway at Wandin North. Ashley Dalton has told Neil Mitchell it landed on top of the ‘Welcome to Wandin’ sign. There’s not believe to be any injuries.
Brunswick MP Jane Garrett has announced she won’t be running for Lord Mayor of Melbourne. The former Emergency Services Minister says she would have loved the job, but doesn’t want to trigger a by-election. “A by-election in an election year would put too many good people under too much stress,” she told Neil Mitchell. Click […]
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, […]
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. […]
McKinnon Hotel 251 McKinnon Road, McKinnon 9578 1026 Score: 14/20 Visited on February 9, 2018 www.mckinnonhotel.com.au VENUE: Second Review. (last circa 2010) A modern broom has made some excellent changes to the McKinnon since the last visit, and has elevated this pub from the stock standard, to a shining beacon in the S-East. Old bits […]
The Home Hotel 2170 Warburton Hwy, Launching Place 59673303 Score: 13/20 26 January 2018 www.thehomehotel.net.au VENUE 1st Review In a gorgeous setting on the Yarra trail heading to Warburton is the very neat, old world Home Hotel, doing a very steady line of food and drink. Indeed the Home is similar in look to other […]
Commercial Club Hotel 344 Nicholson St., Fitzroy 9419 1522 Score: 15/20 2 February 2018 www.commercialclubhotel.com.au VENUE 2nd Review. (last circa 2010) If it is possible to be (relatively) anonymous in a street such as Nicholson, Fitzroy, then this acme pub of Melbourne, the Commercial Club, is that. From the outside, it has a plain white […]
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. […]