Tennis players have “learned” their lesson from COVID-19 and won’t let Australia down if allowed into the country for the Australian Open next year, says tennis commentator Craig Gabriel. He told Neil Mitchell it was “crucial” the tournament went ahead, despite the risks associated with flying players and coaches in from all over the globe. […]
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Telehealth will become a permanent feature of the nation’s Medicare system. The service, which allows patients to have bulk-billed medical consultations online, was expanded at the height of the COVID-19 crisis. While announcing the change, Health Minister Greg Hunt revealed there have already been 40 million telehealth consultations across the country. National President of the […]
Victorian schools have been given the all-clear to hold graduation ceremonies for Year 6 and Year 12 students. It comes after the state officially ‘eradicated’ COVID-19. “It’s great they’ll be able to do it,” David Howes, deputy secretary of the Department of Education, told Neil Mitchell. Click PLAY below to hear more on 3AW!
RED HOT TIP While the government remains tight-lipped about the state’s revamped hotel quarantine plan, a source inside the quarantine system has leaked details about what is likely to be involved. The anonymous insider says three hotels are under consideration for use as quarantine hubs — Novotel Melbourne on Collins, PARKROYAL Melbourne Airport and Stamford […]
A Doncaster East cafe was forced to close early yesterday after an aggressive customer threatened staff over rice. Owner of Bob’s Your Uncle cafe, Lisa Bilston, said abuse has “been a common thing” recently. After yesterday’s abuse, she decided to close the cafe for the remainder of the day to support the mental health of […]
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
Great Western Hotel 110 Inglis Street, Ballan. 5368 2492 When? November 20, 2020. www.greatwesternhotelballan.com.au VENUE Trading for as little as two weeks, the renovated and remodelled Great Western Hotel Ballan (GWB) has hit the ground running. To assemble a great team working the floor, having a gorgeous colourful and bright front bar and then backing […]
Royal Hotel 2 Main South Road, Drouin. 5625 1620 When? November 13, 2020 www.theroyalhoteldrouin.com.au VENUE The Royal Hotel Drouin (RHD) is a sprawling old style brick pub in the very pretty town of Drouin (Warragul’s next door neighbour). Get to the station, turn right, over the hill and you’re there. Looks good from the outside, […]
Parkville Hotel 43 Royal Parade, Parkville. 9347 2255 When? November 6, 2020. www.naughtonshotel.com.au VENUE The Parkville / Naughtons Hotel has established itself as one of the best pubs in the inner suburbs (including the CBD) of Melbourne. In spite of restricted numbers (up until 9/11/20), the pub makes use of its very large footpath to […]
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 […]
Exchange Hotel 39 Bay Street, Port Melbourne. 9810 0058 When? October 30, 2020. www.theexchangehotel.net.au VENUE And so pub life cautiously resumes in Melbourne with restrictions limiting how many can attend a venue inside and out, and how far can be travelled (limit 25kms until 9/11/20). The Exchange Hotel has always been a solid and trusted […]
RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED Camping at three popular campgrounds on the Mornington Peninsula will resume sooner than initially planned, due to Victoria’s success fighting COVID-19. Camping on the foreshore at Rye, Rosebud and Sorrento will be permitted from January 2. A ban on camping at the foreshore sites was previously expected to last until February. […]
A small crowd is at the MCG, with suggestions they’re part of a “trial” ahead of the Boxing Day Test. Shaun was at the ground and got in touch with Neil Mitchell on Tuesday morning. He said about 100 people were there and were being told where they were to sit and when they could […]
AFL clubs are bracing for the possibility of member-only games next year. While the 2021 season is still months away, it’s feared the COVID-19 pandemic will mean crowds still won’t be back at capacity when next season begins. Richmond has already flagged it on the club website. It comes on the back of news crowds […]
A lab technician and a young cancer patient at the Royal Children’s Hospital have tested positive to COVID-19. Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton confirmed on Saturday that a child at the hospital was one of the two new cases that day. Health Minister Martin Foley today told Neil Mitchell health authorities still don’t know how […]
A slab of grass from the MCG is being dug up and taken to The Gabba for the AFL grand final. Paul gave Neil Mitchell a ring on Wednesday after a truck was spotted on the hallowed turf. As is the case after every football season, sections of the ground are being dug up in […]
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. […]