FIRST on 3AW Another Melbourne retail institution is closing its doors. Neil Mitchell this morning revealed Tafts — The Pen People is shutting down after more than a century in the business. The store, based in Centreway Arcade (pictured below) at 259 Collins Street, will have its last day of trading mid-August. Tafts opened in […]
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.
A junior football league has banned shouting, coaching from the sidelines, and abusing umpires or the opposition. For two weeks, the Eastern Football League has introduced ‘Silent Sundays’, which ban all crowd reactions except for clapping and cheering after a goal. Dyson Baker, General Manager of Football Operations at the Eastern Football League, said the […]
Cladding crisis: Victorian taxpayers to foot massive bill to remove dangerous cladding from private buildings
Victorian taxpayers are facing an enormous bill to fix the state’s flammable cladding crisis. The Victorian government has today announced a new body, Cladding Safety Victoria, to deal with dangerous cladding. The Andrews government has set aside $600 million dollars to target the issue, but only $300 million has been committed from existing funds. It’s […]
A man who helped rescue a family that had crashed down an embankment on the Black Spur says police laughed at them when they called for help. Justin Conway told Neil Mitchell he and his partner were driving through the wet Yarra Valley (a section of the Black Spur pictured above) at the weekend when […]
Victoria’s new Victims of Crime Commissioner has choked back tears while revealing she herself was a victim of crime as a child. Fiona McCormack, former CEO of Domestic Violence Victoria, took on the role last week. Her emotional response to a question from Neil Mitchell, asking if she’d been a victim of crime, surprised both […]
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, […]
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 […]
3AW’S DeBORTOLI PUB OF THE WEEK 2019 Preamble: Starting from February 1 on Neil Mitchell’s program about 11.45am each Friday, the Pub Of The Week is presented by me for the 24th year. The segment has been part of his program since 1990, with previous reviewers Shane Healy and Steve Price. Many thanks to our […]
Sandringham Hotel 118 Beach Road, Sandringham. 9598 7255 When? May 3, 2019. www.sandringhamhotel.com.au VENUE: The Sandringham Hotel has been a big hitter in the southern suburban pub scene for years and with its proximity to both the beach and the shopping centre, makes it a thriving hub for community. Owned as part of the massive […]
Union Hotel 252 Ascot Vale Road, Ascot Vale 9370 7068 When? April 12, 2019 www.unionhotel252.com.au VENUE: If there is a pub that does an assured line in pub hospitality in the North-West suburbs of Melbourne, it is the Union Hotel in the heart of Ascot Vale. Spread out over two stories and deceptively large and […]
Railway Hotel 29 Chapel Street, Windsor 9510 4050 When? April 5, 2019 www.therailway.com.au VENUE: Standing imperiously over Windsor station, the Railway is a long time stayer in the game that constantly moved with the times to be always popular. All the action is now on the first floor (think the lift died some time ago […]
Skinny Dog Hotel 155 High Street, Kew. 9853 8023 When? March 29, 2019. www.skinnydoghotel.com.au VENUE: The Skinny Dog, located a little up the hill from the Kew Junction is one of those pubs that no matter what time of day, something is happening in a most comfortable setting. On entering from High St, you see […]
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. […]