A senior Liberal MP has announced he is taking leave to focus on his mental health, in a move Neil Mitchell says is brave and positive to do in the public eye. Benambra MP Bill Tilley said in a statement he would be taking indefinite leave, as the events of 2020 including the bushfires have […]
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.
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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.
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Sometimes they just want to let Neil know he’s wrong.
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The CEO of the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council says they will conduct weekly reviews of their ban on camping on the foreshore, after a huge outcry from local businesses and long-term campers. It was confirmed yesterday camping was declared off-limits until February. CEO John Baker said he appreciated the “urgency” of making the call. “We […]
Votes continue to be counted across the US, with Joe Biden edging ahead, but the presidential race still too close to definitively call. Democrat Joe Biden says he has “no doubt” he will be victorious, but he has urged the American public to remain calm. “Stay calm. The process is working. The count is being […]
Sir Peter Cosgrove’s new memoir reflects on his life and career, and the uniquely “public moment” when he signed the bill as Governor-General to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia. In a wide-ranging interview with Neil Mitchell, he spoke about the memoir You Shouldn’t Have Joined, and his life a professional soldier. “I used to have […]
Premier Daniel Andrews will announce the next step of COVID-19 restriction easing in Melbourne on Sunday. On the back of a week with no new COVID-19 cases, Mr Andrews says the changes will be “really significant”. The Premier says he will also “map out some further steps” for the next phases of restriction easing in […]
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
Swiss Mountain Hotel Where? 3454 Midland Hwy, Blampied. 5345 7006 When? June 19, 2020. www.swissmountainhotel.com.au VENUE The Swiss Mountain Hotel (and Food Store) is genuinely one of a kind in Victoria’s pub ecosystem in 2020. Simply put, it doesn’t look like any others encountered, and ranks with the great Radio Springs in Lyonsville as having […]
Montague Hotel Where? 355 Park Street, South Melbourne. 9939 9022 When? June 12, 2020 www.themontague.com.au VENUE The Montague Hotel, aka The Montague Neighbourhood eatery, sits impressively on the corner of Park / Montague in downtown South Melbourne and is afforded two advantages with plenty of street parking and a tram that stops right outside the […]
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 […]
Monday, June 1, 2020 will be remembered in Victoria’s pub life as a day of moment. After a shutdown in excess of two months to such a vital cog in people’s lives, your local can resume limited trading on that date of up to 20 people in a pub’s designated area that meets specified guidelines. […]
As the two month mark has passed since the lockdown of pubs across Victoria, finally there has been some welcome news greeting our hospitality industry. Announced on the weekend just past, restrictions have been eased to allow some limited trading from June 1, with a review due mid June to extend capacity of venues. Of […]
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 […]
There are fears Victoria has been left dangerously exposed on the eve of the bushfire season. All because there is still no government approved “COVID-safe” burn-off plan. “These places have effectively missed their chance to do any protective burn-offs because of bureaucratic incompetence,” Neil Mitchell said on Tuesday. The fire season ‘officially’ starts in the […]
The opposition will today push for an amendment in the upper house which would see Melbourne’s five kilometre rule dumped. Leader of opposition business in the upper house, David Davis, said rule is part of the controversial Omnibus Bill, which is being debated tonight. “The five kilometre rule is done via a direction under the […]
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. […]