A senior Andrews government bureaucrat who was working for the state’s COVID-19 quarantine infection prevention and control body has been stood down. It comes after The Australian reported general manager of COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria’s Infection Prevention and Control, Matiu Bush, had been reported to authorities twice since March. In one instance, the bureaucrat reportedly defied […]
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.
New gas connections could be banned in Victoria to help the state meet its emission reduction goals. Almost half of the nation’s total residential gas consumption is used solely to heat Victorian homes. The City of Yarra is the first council to introduce a moratorium, as part of its “climate emergency” plan. City of Yarra […]
A man who was blamed for the COVID-19 outbreak at the Holiday Inn, which sparked Victoria’s snap five-day lockdown, has responded to a damning report which reveals he wasn’t behind the outbreak. A confidential government report, obtained by The Australian, claims poor swabbing practices, which saw a woman with the virus swabbed in a hallway, were […]
Image: John-Paul Drake / Instagram A South Australian supermarket chain has a new tactic to catch shoplifters. Drake’s Supermarkets director, John-Paul Drake, is posting videos shaming shoplifters on Instagram. View this post on Instagram A post shared by jp drake (@shake.and.drake)
Is rubbish and graffiti on Melbourne’s roadsides getting worse? On the feedback Neil Mitchell has received, the answer is a resounding “Yes”. 3AW Mornings has been inundated by messages from listeners with complaints about the state of the roads in their area. “It’s a constant challenge,” Mark Koliba, director of metro assets at the Department […]
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
Camden (Town) Hotel 9528 3855 www.thecamden.com.au Where? 414 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South. When? April 16, 2021 VENUE Long time veteran of the Melbourne pub scene, the Camden Hotel (once trading as the London Tavern) is somewhat of an outlier – but in a very good way. Long, rectangular, neat, it appears almost from nowhere on […]
3AW/DEBORTOLI PUB OF THE WEEK 2021 3AW’s Pub Of The Week is back for its 31st edition, again supported by DeBortoli wines. 2021 will be the 26th year that it’s been run by Tony Leonard. The format will remain the same: a review around 11.45am on Friday with Neil, followed by a written review posted […]
Anglers Tavern Where? 2 Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong. When? April 9, 2021. 9318 2811 www.anglers-tavern.com.au VENUE Prime location looks fabulous, the Anglers Tavern stands imperiously alongside the mighty Maribyrnong river and covers a vast area. The fortunes of the Anglers have tended to fluctuate over the journey but now that all parts are completed and functioning, the […]
Rifle Brigade Hotel Where? 137 View Street, Bendigo. When? March 26, 2021. 5443 4092 www.riflebrigadehotel.com.au VENUE A glorious pub befitting this historic town, the Rifle Brigade in View St., stands majestically on the brow of this hilly street in the shadows of the Arts Centre and Queen Elizabeth Oval. Double storey, wrought iron balcony for the […]
North Port Hotel Where? 146 Evans Street, Port Melbourne. When? March 19, 2021. 9636 9877 www.northporthotel.com.au VENUE First time visit when trading as the North Port, for many years was successfully run as the Albion and a former De Bortoli Pub of the year. (2006). So renamed due to the proximity of the North Port oval, […]
The Commonwealth Bank is experiencing technical issues with its online banking services. 3AW Mornings was contacted by people unable to use their cards on Monday morning. The bank says it is aware of the issue and working to “urgently” fix the matter. (Photo by Steve Christo/Corbis via Getty Images)
RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED A V/Line train, a car and a truck have collided in Melbourne’s outer-west. Fire Rescue Victoria confirms there has been a smash at the level crossing on Hopkins Road in Truganina. It’s believed a truck collided with a white Hyundai sedan at about 11.30am, causing the sedan to be pushed onto […]
Mum says son is ‘confused and upset’ after school forced boys to stand and apologise for their gender
RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED A Warrnambool school which asked all male students to stand up in an assembly and apologise for their gender has acknowledged the move was “inappropriate”. On Thursday, Neil Mitchell was tipped off to the incident at Brauer College, which has now been confirmed. In a whole school assembly discussing respect for […]
RED HOT TIP CONFIRMED Virgin Australia will stop offering complimentary food to economy passengers on domestic flights. Bassam Abousad said he was “shocked” when he received an email informing him of the change, which begins tomorrow. “I was just shocked. I almost thought it was a joke email,” he told Neil Mitchell. In a statement, […]
Melbourne’s Anzac Day parade will go ahead with at least 5000 marchers. 3AW Breakfast heard the news just before 8.30am. LATE RUMOUR | Word reaches us that the RSL is very confident thousands will march in Melbourne’s Anzac Day parade next month. — 3AW Breakfast (@RossAndRussel) March 23, 2021 Neil Mitchell broke the story last […]
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. […]