A young woman says she is anxious about bringing children into a world where they may not have a high quality of life due to climate change and population growth. In a real world case of eco-anxiety, a young marine scientist has told 3AW’s Heidi Murphy she has a big decision to make about whether […]
Filling in for Neil Mitchell over summer
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.
Another worker has been assaulted by a prisoner in an attack at the violence-plagued Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre. The Department of Justice has confirmed a youth justice worker was taken to hospital by ambulance after an assault on Monday evening. 3AW’s Heidi Murphy has been told the worker was assaulted with a weapon fashioned from […]
Influential businessesman and philanthropist Tony Beddison died on Tuesday morning. He was a successful self-made businessman, who built The Beddison Group into a national recruitment giant, but it’s his philanthropy that he’s best remembered for. Mr Beddison chaired the committee that built the new Royal Children’s Hospital, which opened in 2011, and many say the […]
A fundraising page in the name of a veteran firefighter killed in the Victorian bushfires has been exposed as a fake. The daughter of Bill Slade, 60, has told The Age a Donorbox page that claims to be set up in his honour is actually a scam, labelling the situation “disgusting”. Donorbox has since taken […]
Giving non-smokers four extra days of annual leave over smokers would not work in Australia because it would fracture workplace relations, an expert says. The suggestion comes from a logistics firm in the UK, which is offering non-smokers extra time off to balance the time spent when other staff go out for a cigarette. Dr […]
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 […]
It’s a tie! For the second time in three years, Tony Leonard has been unable to split the winners. THE DEBORTOLI PUB(s) OF THE YEAR FOR 2019! The Avoca Hotel, Avoca. (Pub Of The Week: October 18) A brilliant old pub in Central Victoria. A labour of love for the owner/operator with an uncompromising commitment […]
DeBortoli Finalists for Pub of the Year 2019 Review date: December 6, 2019 Preamble: Time to finalise the last pubs of the month for 2019 – 1 October to 30 November and then trim it down to 4 for the pub of the year honours. This will be the 24th Pub of the year that […]
Marong Family Hotel 26 High St., Marong 5435 2206 www.marongfamilyhotel.com.au VENUE: Final pub of the year for 2019 and a good way to finish. The Marong Family Hotel, around 15kms out of Bendigo on road to Mildura/Swan Hill (take Old Calder if coming from Melbourne) is pleasing on the eye and the grey/brick exterior welcomes […]
Grand Hotel 333 Burnley Street, Richmond. 9429 2530 When? November 22, 2019. www.grandrichmond.com.au VENUE: The Grand Hotel Richmond, on (always congested) Burnley St., has established itself as one of the 5 most bankable pubs in Melbourne, a reputation that has grown for at least 15years, maybe longer. Indeed it was the DeBortoli pub of the […]
East Brunswick Hotel 280 Lygon Street, East Brunswick. 9381 5840 When? November 15, 2019. www.eastbrunswickhotel.com.au VENUE: Around 15-20 years ago, the top/north end of Lygon St, really attracted the interest of smart operators and became one of the more desirable parts of Melbourne for its different food, cultures and location. It is another world compared […]
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. […]