He admits the coming months are going to be “dreadful” for a lot of people, but ANZ chief Shayne Elliott says he’s optimistic the impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s economy will be a “good thing” long-term. As long as those who need financial help get it. Mr Elliott told Neil Mitchell the coronavirus had forced […]
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.
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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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It’s “obvious” Victoria is at greater risk of meat shortages and price increases due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions, the Australian Meat Industry Council has warned. It comes as the sector prepares for a significant reduction in staff at abattoirs and meat work facilities. “We’re still trying to figure out what it’s going to look […]
A raft of COVID-19 business restrictions come into force on Wednesday night, but many are still uncertain about what the new rules mean for them. COVID-19 Minister for Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Martin Pakula, said some of the specifics around the new restrictions on business are still being worked out. He said there is some […]
EDIT: Since this editorial was published, the state government has announced new penalties for COVID-19 rule-breakers. Details HERE. Victoria’s coronavirus restrictions have tightened again, but not everyone is following the rules. Last week, it was revealed that one-in-four people with COVID-19 weren’t isolating at home when police and ADF officials checked in on them. Meanwhile, […]
One of Australia’s most experienced epidemiologists has called for greater transparency from the government about COVID-19 numbers. Professor John Mathews, who used to work for the Commonwealth Health Department and worked on various pandemics, told Neil Mitchell it was hard to know exactly how Australia, and specifically Victoria, was tracking in suppressing the coronavirus. “It’s […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]