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Barnaby Joyce ousts Michael McCormack to regain Nationals leadership

Barnaby Joyce has removed Michael McCormack to seize back his old job of Nationals leader, automatically making him deputy prime minister.

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...

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...

Upgrade work underway at Testers Hollow

Preparations are underway today for work to start on the upgrade of Cessnock Road at Testers Hollow. The Federal and NSW Governments are jointly funding the $17 million project to reduce the impact...

Funding cuts push service into dire straits

A funding cut has left the Newcastle and Hunter Region Vietnam Veterans struggling to deliver help to its veterans. In previous years, the ex-service organisation has been awarded close to $20,000 from the...

Tocal Field Days to be “better than ever”

Tocal Field Days will receive a helping hand next year, thanks to a federal government package. A total of $2.7 million in funding has been announced for Australian field days cancelled due to...

‘This That’ moved to February

Newcastle’s ‘This That’ festival will go ahead, but it’s been pushed back to 2021. For the past six years, it’s been held in November, but next year it’s slated for February 20 due...
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