THE RUMOUR FILE Brazen thieves have stolen a ute off the back of a truck while the driver was asleep in the front cabin. As first reported on The Rumour File yesterday, a truckie was asleep in the cabin of his car carrier in the Wallan BP car park early Thursday morning, when the thieves […]
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.
Matthew Guy has told Neil Mitchell of renewed confidence of a good result on election night. Bookmakers rate the Coalition a $5 outsider to form government, with many pundits predicting a comfortable Labor win. But Mr Guy told Neil Mitchell internal polling indicated he was gaining traction in recent days. “We are very competitive, Neil, […]
A leading terrorism analyst says Melbourne “dodged a bullet” when a plot for mass murder at Federation Square was foiled. And it started with a tip off from Bunnings in 2016. Staff alerted police after a young man purchased 700 nail gun cartridges packed with gunpowder. A trio of men were recently found guilty of plotting […]
The Andrews Government’s big-spending election campaign could be sending Victoria towards a financial black hole, and Labor won’t answer questions about it. A report by The Australian‘s David Uren says Victoria could have to spend a decade digging out of the black hole if Labor wins the state election. The government will have paid about $23,000 per […]
The Andrews Government is promising to provide free sanitary products for girls in state schools if they are re-elected on November 24. “Free pads and tampons in all public schools provided by the Andrews Labor Government,” Neil Mitchell said. “Paid for by you. “They say it’s as necessary as toilet paper and soap. “Is that […]
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, […]
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, […]
Mt. Erica Hotel 420 High Street, Prahran 9529 8250 Score: 15/20 June 16, 2018 www.mountericahotel.com.au VENUE Third Review. (last circa 2011) A brilliant re-imagining of this prominent eastern suburbs pub from a group of that is modern Melbourne pub royalty, the Mt Erica is back from the literal dead to be trading as well as […]
National Hotel 344 Victoria Street, Richmond 9428 8811 Score: 15/20 June 9, 2018 www.thenationalhotel.com.au VENUE: Third Review. (last circa 2014) Let’s cut to the chase: The National is a fabulous pub. And in a throwback to the past to pubs that did “ chinese” but an eye well and truly on the present, the full […]
Riddells Creek Hotel 10-12 Hamilton St., Riddells Creek 5428 6777 Score: 13.5/20 June 2, 2018 www.riddellscreekhotel.com.au VENUE: 1st Review. Comfortable, neat, happy pub at the foot of the Macedon Ranges, the Riddells Creek exudes service and comfort on arrival with a heavy dose of pub hospitality. Owned and operated by sisters, the Riddells Creek Hotel, […]
Yorkshire Hotel 48 Hoddle Street, Abbotsford 9417 3088 Score: 13.5/20 May 25, 2018 www.theyorkshirehotel.com.au VENUE: Third Review. (last circa 2014). Still ticking over beautifully, the Yorkshire (Stingo has been dropped) Hotel remains defiant in that increasingly endangered species in Melbourne known as the corner hotel. This pub itself was close to going under but over […]
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. […]