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 ...

Consumer Data Rights Legislation


Consumers will be able to direct major banks to share their credit and debit card, deposit account and transaction account data with accredited service providers ...

Singleton Bushfire Damage Grants


Recovery assistance available for bushfire-affected businesses in Singleton. Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said small businesses in the Singleton local government area ...

Mandatory Dairy Industry Code


The Minister for Agriculture, Senator The Honourable Bridget McKenzie, has announced a mandatory dairy industry code. In October 2016, the ACCC was directed ...

Give Passengers More Options ~ IPART


Greater choice for Opal passengers - draft report. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is proposing a range of new options for ...

Cheery Reading for Chrissy


NSW cemetery costs and prices under review: interim report. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on the costs of ...

Governments Obstruct Renewable Energy ~ Climate Council


A Climate Council report claims the Federal Government is not only failing to lead on the transition to renewable energy, it is obstructing the rollout ...

Singleton Submission to Jobs Committee


Singleton to represent regional voices at federal jobs inquiry. Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore will call for leadership on post-mining land use, ...

Identity Matching Bill Redraft


Report on identity-matching strikes the right balance ~ but... A parliamentary report into the Identity-matching Services Bill 2019 and the Australian Passports Amendment ...

Treasury ‘Unconcerned’ by ACCC Ports Case


At Budget Estimates yesterday (29 August 2019) NSW Treasury officials confirmed Treasury had never modelled the economic impacts of a Newcastle container terminal. ...

Councils to State: Stop Eroding Local Planning


Local Governments call for Halt to State's Erosion of Local Planning Powers . The extension of mandatory local planning panels to the Central Coast ...

Cessnock City Council opposes cost shifting by NSW Government


Cessnock City Council has criticised the NSW Government, following a report by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) into local government election costs. ...

Councils welcome Local Government Minister’s ‘sensible solutions’ Tuesday 4 June 2019


[ Amalgamated councils will be allowed more time to undertake the complicated process of harmonising rates across old boundaries in a fair way, thanks to ...

Commercialism Eroding Nature Reserves


Authorities removing legal protection from nature reserves erodes crucial conservation areas. An international study has revealed extensive removal of legal protection for ...

IPART Rules on 3 Hunter Councils


Special rate variations determined for three Hunter Valley councils. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has rejected Port Stephens Council’s application ...

NSW Government Stings Councils


Communities lose as state government hikes emergency levy to cover workers compensation shortfall. Communities across NSW are facing a reduction of council services, ...

Costs and Pricing of NSW Cemeteries Under Review


Significant reforms in the NSW cemetery sector -  including the amalgamation of Crown cemetery trusts ...

Opal Fares Under Review


The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) wants community input into how public transport fares should be set until 2024. IPART is ...

IPART Evaluates Hunter Valley Coal Network


IPART seeks feedback on draft rate of return and remaining mine life for RailCorp’s Hunter Valley Coal Network. IPART is seeking ...

Form a Consumption Circle


New efforts to reduce and re-use waste to boost a ‘circular’ economy. The size and complexity of the waste challenge facing society ...

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 ...

Tech training to support growing F-35 fleet


With the arrival of an additional two F-35 aircraft at Williamtown RAAF Base at the weekend, ...

New Fact Checker for Federal Election


Political parties of all persuasions will be subject to a higher degree of scrutiny during the looming federal election campaign, with Australian Associated ...

Dangerously-flawed Livestream Law Passed


Media freedom and whistleblowing of atrocities here and overseas have been put at risk by the ill-informed livestream laws passed by the Federal Parliament. ...

No Govt Voice for Hunter


NSW’s second biggest city deserves to be heard. The Hunter Joint Organisation of Councils (Hunter JO) is calling ...

ANMF: Budget Missed Opportunity for Aged Care Staff


The country’s largest union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), said last night’s self-professed ‘back in black’ Budget, is a missed opportunity by the ...

Oxfam: Budget Fails First Peoples


Budget a hollow commitment to Australia's First Peoples. This Budget fails to address the great needs of Australia’s First Peoples in the critical areas ...

IPART: Future VG valuation service prices


Feedback sought on future prices for the NSW Valuer General’s valuation services. The Independent ...

Brotherhood of St Laurence: Budget Needs to Reclaim Fair-go Society


A Budget is more than a fiscal document or set of policy priories. It is, as acknowledged by Treasurer Frydenberg, a test of values. As ...

AHHA: Budget Cash Splash Beats Long-term Reform


Commonwealth investment in healthcare is welcome—but a cash splash without long-term vision ensures that entrenched problems stay entrenched. Tonight’s Budget once again rewards service ...


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