A young family in Melbourne’s west are so concerned about the ongoing impact of a toxic factory fire, they’re moving away. Lexi Christou, her husband and two children, aged three and nine, live 800 metres from the West Footscray factory that went up in flames last year. The building was packed with chemicals, sparking warnings […]
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.
Six homes will be compulsorily acquired to make way for a two kilometre long sky rail bridge in Preston. The sky rail will remove four level crossings on the Mernda line at Bell Street, Cramer Street, Murray Road and Oakover Road. 3AW State Political Reporter James Talia said one family will lose two homes to […]
A man has been arrested in relation to a Pakenham hit-run, which has left an elderly man fighting for his life. The victim, 79, was flown to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a bicycle in the car park of the Main Street plaza. 3AW listeners were quick to tell Neil Mitchell about […]
Image: Fox Sports A race car driver who miraculously walked away unscathed after a horrific accident at Sandown 500 says he’s feels “very, very lucky”. John Iafolla’s car was travelling at 150km/h when it rolled on during the Toyota 86 event on Sunday, flipping numerous times before landing on top of a ute. Mr Iafolla […]
Police may start posting every single crime that occurs to social media as part of their fight for more pay. But Neil Mitchell has questioned why this isn’t happening already, and whether it’s warping crime statistics. The Police Association has been given the green light from Fair Work to run a ballot on protected industrial […]
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 […]
3AW’S DeBORTOLI PUB OF THE WEEK 2019 Preamble: Starting from February 1 on Neil Mitchell’s program about 11.45am each Friday, the Pub Of The Week is presented by me for the 24th year. The segment has been part of his program since 1990, with previous reviewers Shane Healy and Steve Price. Many thanks to our […]
Lamaro’s Hotel 273 Cecil Street, South Melbourne. 9690 3737 When? November 8, 2019. www.lamaroshotel.com.au VENUE: Lamaro’s, (so named after the previous owner Pam Lamaro, one of the best Melbourne’s best publicans), is simply a wonderful hotel. Indeed this pub that formerly traded as the Morning Star, was also run by legends of hospitality (the Kanis […]
Three Crowns Hotel 365 Victoria Street, West Melbourne. 9326 5033 When? November 1, 2019. www.threecrownshotel.com.au VENUE: Great old corner pub at the bottom end of Victoria st, before turning into Errol, the 3 Crowns has had its ups and downs, and in a much earlier life (say mid-late 70s) was Melbourne’s cheapest for bulk beer […]
Seven Creeks Hotel 2 Tarcombe Street, Euroa. 5795 3034 When? October 25, 2019. www.sevencreekshotel.com VENUE: Taking the exit to Euroa from the Highway, just follow the main drag, past lovely shops and pointers to thoroughbred properties, then over the bridge and there you see it. Even from a distance before you walk in, you want […]
Avoca Hotel 115 High Street, Avoca. 5464 3018 When? October 18, 2019. www.theavocahotel.com.au VENUE: The Avoca Hotel, Central Victoria, carries a reputation of being one of the best regional pubs in Australia, and as you head out on the Sunraysia Hwy through such lovely hamlets like Lexton and Learmonth, a first visit raises two questions; […]
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. […]