Australia’s richest people have been revealed with the release of the Financial Review’s annual Rich List. Cardboard king and executive chairman of Visy Anthony Pratt tops the list with a record $12.9 billion dollars in personal wealth. The Editor of the AFR Rich List, John Stensholt, joined Neil Mitchell to discuss. “Paul Little said he’d […]
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.
AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has allayed fears the sport could be “Americanised” after the Walt Disney company bought the naming rights to Docklands Stadium. Etihad Stadium will become “Marvel” Stadium from September this year. Neil Mitchell: “Can you promise us that the stadium isn’t going to be Americanised?” Gillon McLachlan: “I can promise you that. We are […]
A Holden station wagon has slammed into the back of a tractor on the Maroondah Highway. Darren alerted 3AW Mornings to the nasty incident at Healesville on Friday. Thankfully, they aren’t believed to be any fatalities. A man and woman have been taken to hospital. The smash caused significant traffic delays in the area.
A decision by Brimbank Council in Melbourne’s west to install female pedestrian lights has been labelled ‘absurd’ by Neil Mitchell. Brimbank Councilor Victoria Borg raised a motion to change the symbols at the council’s last meeting. They say it will promote gender equality in the area. “Call off the war!” Neil said. “Forget the gender […]
The strangest place to leave a parcel? This may take the cake. Therese anticipated her Australia Post parcel was dropped back at their local post office when she wasn’t home to sign for it. But the courier got creative. The parcel, containing a new dog door, was left in her bin. “When we looked closely […]
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 […]
Related: Andrew Bolt was Milo’s MC, and he considered walking out Far-left protester Ezekiel Ox has accused police of unnecessary violence at last night’s Kensington clash in a confused and erratic appearance on 3AW. Neil Mitchell’s attempt to interview Ox ended in him hanging up. OX: “Guess what Neil? I’ve gotta go!”. *HANGS UP* NEIL: “Oh, […]
The “share economy”. It’s almost the buzzword of the decade. We’ve seen businesses like AirBNB, Uber and Airtasker take off. So Neil Mitchell’s Ideas Factory is today exploring what could be the next frontier: Car share. The City of Melbourne certainly hopes so. Neil Mitchell was playing tourist in the city last weekend and was […]
The link between food and mood is a growing area of research. Felice Jacka from Deakin University told Neil Mitchell a person’s diet is comparable to a car’s petrol – the higher the quality, the better the performance. Prof Jacka said there is now a “robust evidence base” linking the quality of diet with a […]
IDEAS FACTORY Gap years could be on the agenda for workers approaching retirement. The Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt put forward the idea after talking to retired people across the country. Mr Wyatt told Neil Mitchell many people wish they’d just taken a break instead of calling it quits for good. “The novelty of […]
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 […]
Three victims of crime have come forward to share their ideas on how we can bring an end to Melbourne’s crime wave.
And so the 23rd year of presenting the DeBortoli Pub of the Week commences – with Neil Mitchell every Friday about 11.40am. The written reviews will appear in the Lifestyle section of the 3AW website at www.3aw.com.au/puboftheweek and approximately 35-38 pubs will be covered. I genuinely encourage feedback of the pubs reviewed and of course, […]
DeBortoli Pubs of the 1st quarter (26 January – 28 April 2018) May 4, 2018 Preamble: Time to reflect on the first 3 months of the DeBortoli Pub of the week on Neil Mitchell’s program. I select my favorite of this period and from a final list of 10, narrow it down to the best […]
Green Man’s Arms Hotel 418 Lygon Street, Carlton. 9347 7419 Score: 14.5/20 When? April 20, 2018 www.greenmansarms.com.au VENUE: 1st Review. Located on the site that was dominated by Carlton Football legend Percy Jones’ Astor Hotel, the Green Man’s Arms Hotel (GMAH) is a spectacular leap of faith from owners Alison Whyte and Fred Whitlock to […]
Coopers Inn 282 Exhibition Street, Melbourne. 9639 2111 Score: 14/20 When? April 27, 2018 www.coopersinn.com.au VENUE: 2nd Review. (last circa 2009). A glorious Victorian triple storey pub on the corner of Exhibition and Lt Lonsdale, the Coopers Inn has traded since 1854, and in a show of defiance resembling contestants on Survivor, may continue to […]
Kent Hotel 370 Rathdowne Street, North Carlton 9347 5672 Score: 15/20 April 13, 2018 www.kenthotel.com.au VENUE: 3rd Review. (last review circa 2012) The Kent Hotel is not only a mainstay of the Carlton Pub scene, and by extension Melbourne’s, but for many years a viable alternative to doing fine dining in something other than a […]
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. […]