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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...

Social media giant bans news content

Australians woke to the news today that Facebook was banning publishers, including the Newcastle Weekly, from sharing local, national or international news content.   It’s in response to a proposed Australian Government media bargaining...

A global hashtag’s bid to boost small business

When Sarah Stock stumbled across the hashtag #smallbusinesschallenge on social media mid-December 2020, she didn’t give it much thought before she followed suit. By posting five images related to her business, Women Washing...

Social media giants in Claydon’s sights

A Newcastle MP has heaped criticism upon Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack following his remarks about Donald Trump's social media conduct and is leading the way in parliament's struggle against the big...

It was silly and should never happen: Fitzgibbon

Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon has been praised for taking another stand against his own party – this time in regards to its social media antics. The Cessnock-based member, who resigned from the federal...

New Marine Rescue home opens in Swansea

Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie opened its new headquarters at Swansea this morning, Friday 13 November. The volunteer organisation that deals with an average of two to three assists each day, will now have...

We’re ‘the product’: a review of The Social Dilemma

Newcastle-based contributor Meldi Arkinstall reviews Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma. A new documentary, The Social Dilemma, has people panicking and wanting to remove themselves from Facebook and other social media platforms. But guess what? Even...

Dads encouraged to share their journey

A miscarriage is a devastating loss. For Lake Macquarie-based dad Nathan Andrews, it was one of the hardest times of his life. “My partner and I were trying to fall pregnant for about...
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