FIRST with Neil Mitchell The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services will undergo a major restructure in the coming month. The department called a meeting of 1200 staff at Docklands Stadium yesterday to announce the reshuffle. The change comes as part of the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. By the end of […]
- TONY JONES is filling in for Neil Mitchell from September 23 to September 27.
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.
Harsh new Sharia-style laws will all but certainly become legislation in Indonesia, with fears Australians could be caught out while on holiday in Bali. A growing Islamic conservatism in Indonesia is driving the new laws, which include a ban on sex outside of marriage. That could land you in jail for six months. “I think […]
AFL boss Gil McLachlan has defended the league’s disciplinary system in the face of “emotional” criticism from the angry Toby Greene camp. Greene will miss Saturday’s preliminary final against Collingwood after his appeal against a one-week ban for making unreasonable contact to Lachie Neale’s face failed. Click PLAY to watch the incident Toby Greene has […]
‘If they’re not in custody, they’re offending’: Top cop says police are helpless to stop ‘hardcore’ young criminals
Victoria’s police chief has expressed helplessness in the facing of juvenile crime that he says is becoming more violent. Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said there is a group of several hundred young offenders who the justice system is powerless to stop. “There’s a hardcore group and if they’re not in juvenile justice they’re offending. It’s […]
Hopeful footy fans are handing over hundreds of thousands of dollars in what Neil Mitchell says is a rort. Members of the four remaining clubs have been asked to apply for grand final tickets in an online ballot, in the event their team makes next Saturday’s decider. There’s a small fee, between $5 and $6 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
Victoria Hotel 380 Victoria Street, Brunswick. 9427 0615 When? May 31, 2019 www.victoriahotelbrunswick.com VENUE: The Victoria Hotel, just west of Sydney Rd is a pub that has moved with the times without any fanfare by providing the basics of a good, comfortable environment with an offer on all facets of the business priced so fairly. […]
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 […]
Terminus Hotel 605 Victoria Street, Abbotsford. 9427 0615 When? May 24, 2019. www.theterminushotel.com.au VENUE: Four or so years since the Terminus Hotel had its big resurrection, the pub has moved into a beautiful groove and, on the evidence of this recent visit, has hit the right chord with punters. It is hard to place any […]
Drums Hotel 1613 Sydney Road, Coburg 9354 1729 When? May 17, 2019. www.drumshotel.com.au VENUE: In many respects, this is the pub that if you lived in ‘burbs (Not that Coburg is now), would become a regular very quickly. Drums Hotel lives just beyond the corner of Sydney/Bell and has a comfortable compactness that exudes a […]
Broadford Hotel 100 High St, Broadford 5784 1875 When? 10 May 2019 Home VENUE: This is a neat pub in the semi rural town of Broadford, around an hour out from the CBD. One of 2 pubs here, this one is known as the bottom, the top being the Commercial, as is the naming of […]
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. […]