The drive-in cinema at Dandenong was able to re-open for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown on Monday night. And it was a raging success. “We did pretty well, considering there was sideways rain right up until showtime,” David Kilderry, co-owner of Lunar Drive-In, told 3AW Mornings. “We had about 500 people through.” Click […]
- Tony Jones is filling in for Neil Mitchell this week. Neil will be back on air on Tuesday, June 9!
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.
More than 100,000 Woolworths Group staff across the country are set to be rewarded for their work during the coronavirus crisis. Woolworths has announced it will gift $50 million in shares and gift cards to employees. Each eligible full time worker will receive $750 in company shares and a $250 gift card to spend at […]
With COVID-19 forcing us all to spend more time at home, and the temperature falling as winter hits, most of us are spending more time in our slippers. Podiatrists say that’s a problem, and they’ve seen a surge in foot injuries since lockdown began. “Slippers or slides or ugg boots … have always had a […]
President Trump is vowing to deploy the military to bring an end to violence across the country. He has ordered all state governors to deploy the national guard immediately to bring an end to looting and rioting. Violence erupted out of protests sparked by the death of black man George Floyd during an arrest in […]
The Australian Republic Movement says the latest poll which highlights strong support for the British monarchy in young Australians is misleading. Despite numerous scandals – including royals, themselves, cutting ties with the family – one-in-four young adults still prefer having the Queen as the head of state. Sandy Biar, national director of the ARM, told […]
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 […]
Monday, June 1, 2020 will be remembered in Victoria’s pub life as a day of moment. After a shutdown in excess of two months to such a vital cog in people’s lives, your local can resume limited trading on that date of up to 20 people in a pub’s designated area that meets specified guidelines. […]
As the two month mark has passed since the lockdown of pubs across Victoria, finally there has been some welcome news greeting our hospitality industry. Announced on the weekend just past, restrictions have been eased to allow some limited trading from June 1, with a review due mid June to extend capacity of venues. Of […]
3AW/DEBORTOLI PUB OF THE WEEK 2020 Date: 24 January 2020 Welcome to the 25th year of my presentation of De Bortoli Pub of the Week for Neil Mitchell’s Morning program. As far as can be determined, the segment started in 1990/91, and former reviewers were Shane Healy and Steve Price. The aim has always been […]
One of the enduring, and somewhat underappreciated facets of your local, is having a glorious pot of your favourite brew from the tap. However, the lockdowns across Victoria have meant that, for the moment, the ritual of standing around the bar, or enjoying one from the tap in a comfortable lounge, is on hold until […]
As the one month mark approaches of pub lockdowns due to COVID-19, everyone involved in pub hospitality looks to May 11 for the next significant update from Victorian Premier Dan Andrews and what steps will be taken as far as Stage 3 restrictions are concerned. There is some limited activity taking place as far as […]
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. […]