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Category: 2023 NSW State Election

2023 NSW Election: Hunter leads the way in Labor victory

After more than a decade in the NSW political wilderness, Labor has usurped the Liberals-Nationals to form government.

Cost of living, health and roads key election issues in Hunter

The cost of living, health and roads appear to be among the key issues for Hunter residents as they head to the polls on Saturday.

Labor promises $6 million to upgrade ‘notorious’ Lake Mac roundabout

With the 2023 NSW Election fast approaching, Labor candidate for Lake Macquarie Steve Ryan has been busy on the hustings.

Greens’ plan ban on short-term holiday letting

Ban short-term holiday letting, bed taxing and giving councils power over the when and where of holiday accommodation - Greens' plan revealed.

Region left wanting as election approaches, says Business Hunter

On the eve of the NSW Election, the region’s peak business body has highlighted a lack of new commitments on big ticket items for the Hunter.

MDMC: From devastation to elation

There were smiles aplenty at the Maitland District Motorcycle Club this week, thanks to an $80,000 election promise.

2023 NSW Election: Hunter candidates eye off state prize

Will Liberals leader Dominic Perrottet remain Premier or can Labor’s Chris Minns upset the applecart in this weekend's 2023 NSW Election?

Pledges worth their weight in gold: Crakanthorp

Two Newcastle-based organisations could share in more than $100,000 to support their respective surf and sun safety initiatives.

Greens call for free abortion access

“The Greens are unashamedly, unwaveringly and unreservedly pro-choice. We 100% support abortion rights, every MP, every vote, every time."

More pedal power for Islington cyclists

Labor plans to make busy Islington streets safer for bike riders, providing $950,000 to complete a separated cycleway.

Greens plan to ban greyhound racing

The Greens have announced a plan to ban greyhound and horse racing, circuses and petting zoos, re-home animals and retrain workers.

Crucial Coal Road connection a step closer to reality

Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell is promising to fund the Coal Road connection for the long-awaited Muswellbrook Bypass project.

$2 million care package for Port Stephens Koala Hospital

Port Stephens Koala Hospital president Ron Land has labelled Labor’s $2 million election promise a “welcomed boost”.

Hamilton South slated for vital funding

Hamilton South residents would be among the big winners, along with Jenny's Place, if Labor wins this month’s NSW Election.

Labor pledges $29 million to upgrade roads in Maitland, Port Stephens

Motorists throughout Maitland and Port Stephens could soon find themselves driving on better thoroughfares in their respective electorates.

Wallsend residents on the bus for shuttle service’s reinstatement

Sonia Hornery has praised locals for the “possible recall” of the John Hunter Hospital shuttle bus service, stating their “voices are important”.

Maitland Hospital’s nurses, midwives at ‘breaking point’

Nurses are travelling home from Maitland Hospital in tears while others feel inadequate about the job they’re undertaking at the moment.

Lower Hunter organisations join forces to improve region’s domestic violence services

Seven Lower Hunter organisations have joined forces in a bid to improve specialist domestic and family violence services in the region.

Too hot: Greens call for urgent extreme heat action

The Greens are calling for urgent action to address the impacts of extreme heat on renters and in classrooms.

Greens vow to legalise cannabis

The Greens claim legalising and regulating the use of cannabis could mean an extra $6.5 billion in revenue and $2.4 billion in GST for NSW.

Nationals take aim at Labor over Hunter Power Project delays

The Nationals have taken aim at Labor for the lengthy setback in the construction of the Hunter Power Project at Kurri Kurri.
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