Climate? No Worries Say 1581 CEOs

CEO Pessimism Over Global Growth Reaches Record High. …climate change does not appear in the top ten threats to CEOs’ growth prospects… CEOs are showing record levels of pessimism in the global economy, with 53% predicting a decline in the[…]


Goodbye Sonja ~ A Port Regular

Sonja makes final call to Port of Newcastle after six years of service. The Sonja – a 100-meter general cargo ship – will depart Port of Newcastle for the final time after more than 100 visits to the region. Sonja[…]


Super Opt-out Slammed

Opt-out super is a tax grab on NSW workers. A radical plan to tear down compulsory super would lump New South Wales workers with an extra $1.3 billion tax bill a year, new analysis reveals. This dangerous proposal could not[…]


City Parking Revenue Declines

The number of parking transactions declined by seven per cent to 916,704 in the second half of 2019, down from 983,392 in the final six months of 2018. This resulted in a decrease of $335,000 parking revenue, according to City[…]


Forgotten Works of Pixie O’Harris

In 1957 one of Australia’s most loved and iconic storytellers and illustrators, Pixie O’Harris, designed works for Manning Hospital to brighten lives in the Children’s Ward. The enchanting collection will be on exhibition at Manning Regional Art Gallery from January[…]


Oxfam Calls Out the One per cent.

The richest 1 per cent of Australians have more than double the combined wealth of the poorest 50 per cent – or more than 12.5 million people. Oxfam Australia Chief Executive Lyn Morgain said the top 1 per cent of[…]


Whooping Cough Becoming Superbug

Australia needs a new whooping cough vaccine. Whooping cough bacteria are becoming smarter at colonising and feeding off unwitting hosts – whether they have been vaccinated or not – strengthening calls for a new vaccine, according to UNSW researchers. Australia[…]


Lead Soil Reclassification for Dumping

Lead soil disposal update for North Lake Macquarie residents. Residents in North Lake Macquarie can now dispose of their lead-contaminated soil at most licenced landfills, NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Executive Director Hazardous Incidents and Environmental Health Stephen Beaman advised[…]


Port Appoints Regional Advocate

Port of Newcastle appoints Ross Cadell to advocate for Hunter economic diversification. Newcastle local and former NSW Nationals State Director Ross Cadell has joined Port of Newcastle as Special Projects Director. Mr. Cadell starts on 3 February and will lead[…]



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Your Input on Public Transport Fares
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Big Screen Returns to Civic
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Yes, There Are Magnetic Explosions
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State Dockyard ~ Last of the Big Ships
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Singleton’s Townhead Park Additions
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Harder Now to be Lost in Wine Country
Tourism signage project officially opened. Cessnock City Council announced work is completed for ...
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Young Endeavour 2020 Youth Program
The Sail Training Ship (STS) sailed from Tasmania for an 11-day voyage with a crew of 24 youths aged between ...
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Lake Photographers Need Apply
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Nine Lives for Hunter Street Mall
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Gloucester’s Queen Street Upgrade
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