Looking back at 2015: Seven News’ Peter Mitchell

Peter Mitchell looks at the highlights and lowlights of 2015 + what to expect in 2016

Media professionals’ thoughts about 2015 with insights based on their work experiences, personal memories, and the world in general.

Presenter, Seven News Melbourne

2015 Highlight

Another mid-term change of prime minister. It used to be a rare event! Michelle Payne’s historic victory on Prince of Penzance in the Melbourne Cup (with help from Frankie Dettori). And the capture of the Stoccos.

2015 Lowlight

More revelations of failure in Victoria’s parole system. Men who clearly should still be behind bars are free to roam the streets. It continues to cost lives. Also the political fight over EWLink that gave taxpayers nothing for their $800m+.

Story of the year

The terror attacks in Paris. New York was 14 years ago. Whichever way you look at the war on terror, we’re not winning it. A new strategy is needed.

Most notable trend

That our children aren’t spending any LESS time on screens. I worry about what sort of future they face, those addicted to screens, sometimes three at a time.

What are you excited about for 2016?

To see if any side other than Hawthorn can win the AFL premiership. And to see if progress can be made in Neale Daniher’s incredibly brave bid to freeze motor neurone disease.

Other featured people:

Mick Molloy

Peter Holder

Steve Price

Tom Ivey

Abby Coleman


Tom Malone

Melina Vidler

Dave Cameron

Intern Pete

Jodie Oddy

Hamish McLachlan

Adam Shand

Steve Mills

Mike Fitzpatrick

Basil Zempilas

Erin Molan

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