Another Leftie Spacewaste

I notice the usual socialist overtones pervading yet another sorry attempt at a political “blog.” You lefties just never give up. It’s always neoliberal this, neoconservative that, where’s my entitlements. Welfare queens, all of you. The country would be better[…]


No.1 to Be No.1 Again

Newcastle’s No.1 Sportsground to get major makeover. Newcastle sporting fans craving top-class Cricket and AFL matches will soon have iy as the City prepares for a major redevelopment of No.1 Sportsground. The multi-million dollar refurbishment will commence in September this[…]


Uni Students Get Help

University partners with nib to support students’ health and wellbeing. Hundreds of University of Newcastle international students affected by COVID-19 have received health and hygiene care packages, generously donated by long-standing University partner – nib health funds (nib). The packages[…]


More Containers Overboard off NSW Coast

At 6.10am yesterday (24 May 2020) the Singapore flagged container ship APL England experienced a temporary loss of propulsion during heavy seas about 73 kilometres south east of Sydney. The ship was en route from China to Australia. Ship’s power[…]


Assault on Nature Ensures More Pandemics

Open Letter:  prominent health leaders and groups warn ‘failing’ nature laws will lead to further public health crises. Nobel Laureate Professor Peter Doherty, and former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Stanley, along with 180 health professionals and leading health[…]


Chronically Ill Afraid to Visit GP

A survey of more than 1000 general practices on the impact of COVID-19 since the beginning of March, led by a Monash University researcher, warns that there will be a second wave of coronavirus infections and hospital admissions. …in the[…]


Choose Your Skateboard Park

Lake Macquarie City Council wants residents to choose the skate park design for Windale, Morisset and Croudace Bay. Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park skateboard concept. Architects used the first phase of community consultation to create six street-style skate park designs –[…]


Union’s Generous Hand

Members of the Maritime Union of Australia Newcastle Branch have raised $16,500 to provide direct financial and practical assistance to local families and vulnerable members of the community enduring hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite facing their[…]


Salvos Red Shield Appeal this Weekend

Going Digital – Salvos Red Shield Appeal this weekend. After more than 55 years of knocking on doors each May, The Salvation Army is taking the Red Shield Appeal digital in response to COVID-19’s impact on social contact. The Salvos[…]



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Ocean Baths Funding Boost
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Overboard Seafarer Not Wearing Lifejacket
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Port Vehicles go Electric
Electric vehicles support sustainable operations at Port of Newcastle. One of four Hyandai Ioniq electric vehicles at ...
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Court Decision Questions ‘permanent casual’ Work Model
Federal Court decision in the matter of WorkPac v Rossato questions the ‘permanent casual’ work model commonplace in mining and ...
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Electric Vehicle Chargers Installed Portside
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Enter the 5th HMAS Sydney
The Commonwealth Government’s Air Warfare Destroyer program ends with the recent commissioning of HMAS Sydney at sea. ...
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Unseen Vision of Tassie Tiger
Rediscovered Vision of Extinct Tasmanian Tiger Released by NFSA. A 21-second newsreel clip featuring the last known ...
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Hawks Nest Dredging Starts
Dredging starts next week in Hawks Nest to remove 120,000 cubic metres of marine sand from the eastern channel of ...
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Bondi Pavilion Green Ban Lifted
The NSW CFMEU1 will remove a “Green Ban” on development of the Bondi Pavilion. The union ban - since ...
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Pandemic Job Loss Mapped
Researchers map emerging disadvantage in Australia due to COVID-19 job loss. A new report reveals the areas that are ...
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Confidence Crash in Small Business
Small business confidence crashes 53 points in 14 days as Coronavirus hits. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia’s small ...
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