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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...

JobSeeker cuts ‘not just’, says Brotherhood

A social justice organisation has issued a chilling warning to Hunter residents as federal government payments, established to assist struggling families during COVID-19, wind down. At the end of March, Australians could be...

Fitzgibbon claims government’s child care system crippling Hunter families

Federal MP Joel Fitzgibbon claims recent data reveals Hunter families have been hit with a hefty increase on their child care fees under the Morrison government. According to the Department of Education, over...

Design changes to Scone airport terminal keep budget on track

An independent DA assessor, and Upper Hunter Shire Council, have approved minor changes to the design of the Warbird Visitor Attraction and Scone Regional Airport Terminal. The new blueprints will keep the cost...

Santos’ actions not ‘surprising’ say campaigners

New documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal an energy company attempted to lobby the Australian Government to subsidise a pipeline that would enable its controversial Narrabri gas project to...

JobKeeper cut will hurt struggling Hunter residents

More government cuts, this time to JobKeeper, are likely to affect thousands of Hunter residents who are already struggling in the current recession, according to Shortland MP Pat Conroy. Just a few days...

Renewable future for retired coal mine?

In a rare stand of unity, federal and state politicians appear likely to back a trial project that will look at transforming an old Hunter coal mine into a source of reliable...

Hunter’s anger at China’s wine tax

Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon has joined the growing chorus of anger at China’s decision to slap tariffs – up to 212 per cent – on Australian wine from this weekend. Beijing’s preliminary stance...