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Pill Pushers Impugned

Open Letter to Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. I am writing to object to the egregious assertions made in the RACGP’s submission to the Pharmacy Board of Australia – ‘Pharmacist Prescribing’ and the public statements that your President, Dr[…]


Offshore Research for ‘Blue Economy’

Macquarie University engineers are developing technologies for ocean infrastructure for a Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre. The Blue Economy CRC will research marine-based industries for economic, environmental and technological advances in aquaculture and renewable energy in Australia’s maritime zone. Australia[…]


Leunig on Friday (on Saturday)

Approved by Scone Morrison and Bill Shortenbread. By kind permission of Michael Leunig


Australian dairy seasonal outlook

Signs of a bottoming in the margin cycle, with farmgate milk prices improving… Soil moisture profiles are below average, there are shortages of home-grown feed, and high water and purchased feed costs … The Australian dairy industry will continue to[…]


Councillor Martin Recognised

Former mayor of Singleton and long-time sitting councillor John Martin’s decades of service to the Association of Mining and Energy Related Councils of NSW was recognised with Life Membership awarded at arecent council meeting. Cr Peter Shinton, Chair and Greg[…]


The Salvation Army Easter Message

Dear Editor, During the next few days, The Salvation Army takes the time to commemorate and celebrate who Jesus Christ is and what he has done for every one of us. He is the motivation for all that the Salvos[…]


Local government election costs under review

IPART is reviewing of the cost of local government election services. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is reviewing the cost of conducting local government elections for the first time. Councils have the option to run their own elections,[…]


Newcastle dentist’s lost WW1 letters

A book about the World War One experiences of Newcastle dentist Ben Champion, who returned from Europe an amputee, will be launched at Newcastle Library on Tuesday 30 April.  Ben and his Mates The war diaries, letters and photographs of[…]



Mmm ~ Coffee… and Endorphins
Many, Throsby included, start each day with a hot cup ...
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Only Fun Allowed
A $2 million playground and skate plaza on the Stockton foreshore opened just in time for the Easter ...
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Online Influenza Tracking
Early flu season prompts launch of innovative tracking system Flu ...
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Sydney Writers’ Festival in Lake Mac
Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Sydney direct to the Lake Mac Centre for Performing ...
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Virtual reality unearths ancient Indigenous artefacts in Newcastle
Modern technology is providing a glimpse into the world’s oldest surviving culture, with 3D digital scanning and virtual ...
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Fisheries Research Board at Port Stephens
The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) board of directors are in Port Stephens (16–17 April 2019) to ...
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Cessnock Free Dog Microchip Sessions
Cessnock City Council invites dog owners of the Cessnock LGA to attend a free microchipping session. In ...
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All-aboard for Mayfield Lass
Anna Gibson, a  21-year-old University of Newcastle student, has a scholarship to represent the City on the 10-day ...
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(Yet another) egg recall due to possible Salmonella
The NSW Food Authority advises that the following eggs are being voluntarily ...
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Lucky Country Hotel ~ 237 Hunter St
On the corner of Crown and Hunter Streets stands an ornate building of generous proportion that typifies mid ...
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On-the-go legal advice for international students
An app offering students multi-lingual legal information has been launched at the annual Lord Mayor’s Welcome for international ...
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Leunig on Friday
Image courtesy of Michael Leunig
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