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Labor ‘in the race’ for Upper Hunter seat: Fitzgibbon

Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon believes Labor is “in the race” heading to the 22 May Upper Hunter by-election. The Nationals have held the state seat for many decades but face a huge challenge...

Lake Macquarie retirement village residents ‘let down’

A number of Labor politicians have expressed their concerns about changes to retirement village exit entitlements in Lake Macquarie and on the Central Coast, saying the residents feel “let down”. The NSW Government...

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...

Fitzgibbon gazes into 2021 crystal ball

They say a week is a long time in politics. Then, how about a COVID-19 impacted year? For Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon, 2020 might actually be a watershed moment for the popular local member. He...

Fitzgibbon finds an unlikely ally

Labor's Joel Fitzgibbon has found an unlikely ally following his recent stand-off with the party – and its climate and energy policies. The Cessnock-based Hunter MP resigned from the federal frontbench earlier in...

Calls to extend JobKeeper

The Hunter's Federal MPs have thrown their support behind a Labor Party campaign calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to extend JobKeeper payments until the end of the year. Shortland MP Pat Conroy,...

Push for precinct’s development before World Cup

NSW Labor representatives have criticised the Berejiklian Government's approach to the development of the Hunter Sports and Entertainment Precinct amid the excitement of Australia's successful 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup bid. Newcastle State...

Hunter hit as Jetstar cuts jobs at Williamtown

Jetstar has been forced into cutting more than 100 engineering jobs and shutting down its deep maintenance operation at Williamtown. The announcement was made this morning and has devastated Hunter workers and...
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