Religious leaders have asked to be “treated equally” by the Victorian government in the COVID-19 restrictions roadmap. Peter Comensoli, the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, told Neil Mitchell the most recent easing of restrictions was “better than nothing” but was difficult to understand. “It’s particularly inconsistent at the step 3 level,” he explained. “At the moment, […]
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Victoria is tightening its mask rules, with face shields, bandanas and scarves set to no longer be deemed adequate, but an infectious diseases expert has questioned how appropriate the state’s mask strategy is. There is a two-week grace period, then those without fitted masks which cover both the nose and mouth may face fines. Professor […]
Police are calling on Melburnians to dob-in their neighbours if they suspect they’re holding a gathering in breach of shutdown restrictions. From today, a new fine worth almost $5000 will apply for anybody caught at an illegal gathering. Chief Commissioner Shane Patton told Neil Mitchell tip-offs from the public led to the discovery of several […]
Neil Mitchell says Premier Daniel Andrews’ appearance at the Hotel Quarantine Inquiry raises questions about why Jenny Mikakos, who stepped down at Health Minister on Saturday, was not sacked more than a week ago. In a statement from September 16, Mr Andrews said Ms Mikakos and the Department of Health and Human Services were responsible […]
Mike Brady will perform his iconic footy anthem, Up There Cazaly, at the MCG on grand final day. It was Neil Mitchell’s idea. Brady will sing solo with his guitar in the lead up to this year’s decider on October 24, which is being played in Brisbane due to the coronavirus crisis in Victoria. “It […]
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
Swiss Mountain Hotel Where? 3454 Midland Hwy, Blampied. 5345 7006 When? June 19, 2020. www.swissmountainhotel.com.au VENUE The Swiss Mountain Hotel (and Food Store) is genuinely one of a kind in Victoria’s pub ecosystem in 2020. Simply put, it doesn’t look like any others encountered, and ranks with the great Radio Springs in Lyonsville as having […]
Montague Hotel Where? 355 Park Street, South Melbourne. 9939 9022 When? June 12, 2020 www.themontague.com.au VENUE The Montague Hotel, aka The Montague Neighbourhood eatery, sits impressively on the corner of Park / Montague in downtown South Melbourne and is afforded two advantages with plenty of street parking and a tram that stops right outside the […]
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 […]
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 […]
RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED Victoria’s Protective Services Officers (PSOs) have been inadvertently breaking the law for the past 20 years. To carry and use capsicum spray, you need a weapons exemption under the Control of Weapons Act 1990. This week, Police Minister Lisa Neville gazetted an exemption for PSOs. Until now, they did not have […]
RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED Sherrin has been granted an exemption by the Victorian Government to produce footballs for the 2020 AFL finals series. Neil Mitchell received the following statement from Chris Lambert, the managing director of the iconic footy brand, on Thursday. “Sherrin can confirm the Victorian Government has granted exemption for a small number […]
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. […]