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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.

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A zoological consultant who has previously worked as senior curator at Melbourne Zoo says elephants should not be kept in captivity. In an opinion piece in today’s Age, Peter Stroud, who has also worked as the director at Werribee Zoo, has raised serious concerns about the suitability of breeding and keeping elephants in zoos. Last […]

/ 5 hours ago

The Environment Protection Authority is on a crash course with oBikes over its management of vandalism. oBikes are repeatedly being discarded in places they shouldn’t be, like the Yarra. EPA CEO Nial Finegan told Neil Mitchell throwing oBikes in the river or leaving them in trees is “totally inexcusable and unacceptable”. But Mr Finegan said he […]

/ 8 hours ago

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 […]

/ 07/09/2017

Welcome back for my 22nd year of presenting the Pub Of The Week segment with Neil. Each Friday, around 11.40, I will share my thoughts on the pub that I have been to, and soon after, a written review will appear in the Lifestyle section of the 3AW website. Thank you again for all feedback […]

/ 06/10/2017
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There were emotional scenes in the 3AW studios this morning as a mother was reunited with the paramedic who saved her little daughter’s life. It all unfolded on the Neil Mitchell program as part of Thanks A Paramedic Day. Balmoral mum Annette — and the recovered patient, Lily, 5 — had the opportunity to do […]

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