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Singleton bypass still top of mayor’s ‘wish list’

Mayor Sue Moore is hoping to gain a commitment from each of the candidates in next month’s by-election for the seat of Upper Hunter to act on 16 issues outlined in the...

NSW Nationals announce David Layzell as Upper Hunter candidate

Clarence Town resident David Layzell has been pre-selected as the NSW Nationals candidate for Upper Hunter in the upcoming by-election. Following the sudden resignation of Michael Johnsen from the party, in the wake...

Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen resigns

In light of a number of “lewd” claims made against him in the past week, Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen officially resigned from the NSW Parliament today. The local member, who had been...

Hunter police numbers dwindle in past 15 years

How under-resourced and under-staffed are police in the Hunter? Alarmingly low, according to Wallsend state MP Sonia Hornery. And, she has the figures to prove it. The local member will use a speech in NSW...

Harrison calls on Parliament to ‘set the standard’

Charlestown state MP Jodie Harrison has delivered a Notice of Motion stating it was important the NSW Parliament “set the standard for what constitutes a safe workplace”. Following numerous allegations of unsavoury behaviour...

Shortland working families set to suffer again: Conroy

Shortland MP Pat Conroy believes Prime Minister Scott Morrison is about to pull the rug from working families in his electorate at the end of the month. The local Shadow Minister Assisting for...

Prime Minister launches new resources road map

Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited the Hunter today to launch a new resources road map and manufacturing initiative. The Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing road map shows how businesses can capitalise on...

‘One-in-a-generation opportunity’: Fitzgibbon calls on federal government to reform aged care

Federal MP for the Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon believes the Royal Commission report into aged care is a “one-in-a-generation” opportunity to reform the sector. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety passed...

PM’s unawareness of Parliament House assault “unfathomable”: Claydon

Newcastle Federal MP Sharon Claydon is helping shape new measures to prevent sexual assault in the Labor Party. The allegations of rape made by Brittany Higgins - the former media aide to the...

Hunter MPs slam covert speed camera ‘cash cows’

Hunter MPs are united in criticising the NSW Government’s covert speed camera “cash cows”, stating the move to remove the warning signs had failed to stop bad driver behaviour. In fact, income from...

Federal Parliament launches group to tackle social media concerns

Newcastle Federal MP Sharon Claydon has launched a new group in Parliament aimed at tackling the influence of ‘Big Tech'. With former US President Donald Trump being banned from Twitter and Facebook temporarily...

‘Next to nothing’ given back to locals: Harrison

Charlestown MP Jodie Harrison has the NSW Government in her sights after a glaring anomaly highlighted the imbalance between Sydney and regional areas. Figures recently revealed tens of millions of dollars in stamp...

Labor MPs label new hiring scheme ‘JobTaker’

Shortland MP Pat Conroy has joined the chorus of voices criticising the Australian Government’s much-hyped hiring credit scheme JobMaker. In fact, he along with Labor Party Deputy Leader Richard Marles, Shadow Treasurer Jim...

GALLERY: Don’t tear it down: Crakanthorp, residents

A NSW Government plan to tear down a Hamilton South playground has earned the ire of Newcastle state MP Tim Crakanthorp and neighbouring residents. And, the local member is rallying with concerned locals...

Mayor invites new Parliamentary Secretary to Singleton

Singleton mayor Sue Moore is keen to touch base with the newly-appointed Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter as soon as possible.

HBC, HIA praise reappointment of Hunter Parliamentary Secretary

A number of organisations have praised the appointment of Taylor Martin as the Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Cost of Living. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian named the Liberal Upper House MP on...

Maitland councillor Griffin calls for Thornton bypass

Traffic congestion continues to be one of the Hunter Valley’s biggest problems. And, residents – as well as elected officials – want action sooner rather than later. Earlier this month, Wallsend state MP Sonia...

Offshore drilling licence renewal unwelcome: Claydon

Newcastle MP Sharon Claydon is taking a stand against drilling off Newcastle’s iconic coastline. The Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 (PEP 11) is the east coast’s only oil and gas offshore licence and, with...

Wallsend MP Sonia Hornery saves school bus service

Wallsend MP Sonia Hornery is savouring a well-earned victory today. Less than 24 hours after informing local media outlets, including the Newcastle Weekly, that a bus service between Cardiff and Hunter Sports High...

Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill gains strong local support

Organisers behind the Newcastle Dying with Dignity campaign at the weekend were thrilled with the level of support throughout the region. The local blitz, organised by Hunter community champions, came to fruition as...

Conroy adds ‘government accountability’ to his role

Shortland MP Pat Conroy is determined to hold Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his colleagues to account after being selected for a new role within the Labor party. The Hunter-based federal member, who’s...
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