Children as young as 12 are now approved to get the Pfizer vaccine in Australia. The health minister Greg Hunt spoke with Neil Mitchell on Friday to explain the changes. He said there would be multiple benefits in vaccinating teenagers. “It’s both an individual protection and it can help protect their family,” he said. Pregnant […]
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.
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Neil Mitchell has called out Victoria’s Health Minister for making “total garbage” comments about the handling of the Sydney removalists who spread COVID-19 in Victoria after breaching the terms of their work permits. Martin Foley yesterday told reporters the case was being handled by police. “It’s now been handed to Victoria Police, the operational side […]
The Echuca publican who opened for sit-down meals for three days this week has been told he’ll be locked up if he breaches COVID-19 restrictions again. Pastoral Hotel owner Trevor Andrews has been fined almost $22,000. Chief Commissioner Shane Patton told Neil Mitchell police are “taking it very seriously because he’s just been a deliberate, […]
Gillon McLachlan says the AFL grand final will only be taken away from the MCG this year if it can’t be played in front of a “decent” crowd. Speaking on 3AW Mornings, the league chief remained confident the biggest match of the season would return to its spiritual home this season after being played in […]
An Australian Paralympian has been left heartbroken after her medals were stolen. Shelley Chaplin won two silver and one bronze Paralympic medals in her wheelchair basketball career. The medals are thought to have been snatched from her car in Essendon, but she didn’t notice immediately because she wasn’t travelling anywhere due to lockdown. “They’re obviously […]
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
Chelsea Heights Hotel 9773 4453 www.chelseaheightshotel.com.au Where? Corner of Springvale and Wells Roads, Aspendale Gardens. When? June 25, 2021. VENUE The Chelsea Heights Hotel is a massive pub in the outer south east of Melbourne, doing pretty much what big pubs in the ‘burbs do. In describing its look, part Tardis, part London Gherkin, the […]
Hotel Westwood 9847 7626 www.hotelwestwood.com.au Where? 28 Napier Street, Footscray. When? June 18, 2021. VENUE In all respects, this week’s pub, the Hotel Westwood, should be spoken of in the past, not present tense. Massive, cavernous pub on big block land in Footscray, it has traded as the Exchange and Reverence over the years, and […]
Town Hall Hotel 9328 1983 www.townhallhotelnorthmelbourne.com.au Where? 33 Errol Street, North Melbourne. When? June 11, 2021. VENUE The descriptor “old school pub” , whilst one of endearment, tends to be overused in any venue that is a little tattered around the outside but has had a makeover inside. Let me assure you: The Town Hall looks […]
3AW/DEBORTOLI PUB OF THE WEEK 2021 3AW’s Pub Of The Week is back for its 31st edition, again supported by DeBortoli wines. 2021 will be the 26th year that it’s been run by Tony Leonard. The format will remain the same: a review around 11.45am on Friday with Neil, followed by a written review posted […]
Preston Hotel 9471 4811 www.prestonhotel.com.au Where? 635 High Street, Preston. When? May 14, 2021. VENUE Only realizing this pub existed from 2 years ago, the Preston Hotel is a couple of blocks north of Bell St, and prides itself on being an old fashioned, true to its suburban roots, pub. Devoid of bells and whistles, […]
RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED About 200 staff at the Royal Melbourne Hospital have been furloughed after a patient at the hospital was identified as a close contact of a COVID-positive person yesterday. The patient has since returned three negative COVID-19 tests. Chief medical officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Dr Cate Kelly, says the staff […]
RED HOT TIP A student at St Patrick’s Primary School in Murrumbeena has tested positive to the Delta strain of COVID-19. Multiple sources have told Neil Mitchell about the case. A text message sent to parents instructs all year four students to go directly to the drive-through testing station on Wellington Road, Clayton, then head […]
RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED Victoria’s top roads cop is leaving the police force. Assistant Commissioner for Road Policing, Libby Murphy, has been poached by Ambulance Victoria. She will begin a new role as Victorian Chief Operations Officer at Ambulance Victoria on August 23. “The campaign against the road toll is about to take a bit […]
The Victorian government has clarified a tip suggesting between 150 and 200 beds at major hospitals such as the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Box Hill Hospital have been closed to general patients in case the outbreak worsens. A government spokesperson says about 100 beds have been identified across the public health system, which could be […]
RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED There are now confirmed COVID-19 cases at two Melbourne aged care homes. A woman who worked at Arcare Maidstone alongside a positive case identified on Sunday has tested positive. She also worked at BlueCross Western Gardens on May 26, 27 and 28. Press PLAY below for more information A woman in […]
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. […]