Ocean Baths Engagement Brought Forward


City of Newcastle has “brought forward” planned engagement on the Newcastle and Merewether ocean baths’ pavilions, citing “community interest in the sites’ futures.” ...

Nothing Stopping Newcastle Container Terminal


A container terminal can be developed immediately at the Port of Newcastle. This government announcement misled the public, parliament and ACCC. ...

Singleton Overlooked on Drought ~ Mayor


People in our local government area are suffering in this drought, just as people are suffering across Australia. Yet Singleton continues to be ...

Public Patients Suffer as Gov/PHI Squabble


Today’s report of the squabble between State Governments and private health insurance companies over charges for privately insured patients who use public hospital beds leaves ...

Partial return of council planning control welcomed


The local government sector has welcomed reports that partial planning controls will be returned to councils in specific growth areas, including limited inner-city locations and ...

Where Greg Cameron Answers for the NSW Treasurer!


721 – PORT OF NEWCASTLE CONTAINER THRESHOLD LEVEL – October 24 2019, Tim Crakanthorp to the NSW Treasurer 1. What is the ...

All Ears on the NSW Treasurer Today


The Treasurer will answer this question on notice from Member for Newcastle, Tim Crakanthorp, on Tuesday: When the Government signed ...

Register Engineers in NSW


Statement from Engineers Australia, following the public release of the draft Design and Building Practitioners Bill. Opal Tower at Sydney's Olympic Park suburb ...

Botany 2040 ~ 6 Million Container Trucks?


The (NSW) government says that rail access to a container terminal is not a key consideration for regional economic growth. The government ...

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. ...

Egg Farmers Reject Battery Cage Claims


Egg Farmers of Australia and NSW Farmers have called out ill-informed activists who are again seeking to target egg farming families and their ...

Worn out Liddell Power station not up for future challenges


AGL has delayed the closure of its Liddell coal power station - a clear sign that Australia has not planned for the energy ...

New Unnecessary Laws Erode Democracy’s Cornerstones


Citizenship stripping should rely on conviction by court and might be unconstitutional. The Law Council of Australia has expressed serious concerns regarding current laws ...

Furore over Welfare Figures Misses the Point


High levels of unemployed welfare recipients losing access to their payments is indicative of a complex and inadequate system, not a proliferation of ...

ACCC Complicates Copyright Takedown in Australia


The final report of the ACCC Digital Platform Inquiry released today ignores the advice of numerous government reviews and instead recommends adding further complexity to ...

Carers Australia call to Raise Newstart


Carers Australia is joining the call for the Federal Government to ‘Raise the Rate’ of Newstart. The notion that an unemployment payment well below ...

Love the Game, Not the Odds


Letter to the editor Take a stand for your kids – love the game, not the odds I love my footy. For me, ...

Veteran Mental Health Support


Dear Editor Later this month, National PTSD Awareness Day will encourage us all to recognise the effects post-traumatic stress can have on some Australians. ...

There is a Presumption of Innocence


Law Council questions the appropriateness of comments by the Deputy Chair of ASIC. The statements attributed in Wednesday’s Australian Financial Review to the Deputy ...

Security Overreach Threatens Rights and Freedoms


Recent Australian Federal Police raids on journalists and media institutions have called into question whether the laws of this nation have struck the right balance ...

Knock ‘er down… no, wait


The future of Parramatta’s historic Roxy Theatre will be decided at an appeal hearing in the Land & Environment Court June 12 to ...

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 ...

Myley’s Law Should be Implemented


The call for Myley’s law should be fully supported by Federal and State legislators to help prevent such tragedies in the future.  ...

Salvos Red Shield Appeal May 25


Dear Editor, Australia is a great country. For some, it is a land of enormous opportunity and wealth. Yet an increasing ...

NSW Ports Unaware of Port of Newcastle Container ‘cap and fee’


The statement by NSW Ports - that it was unaware of the “cap and fee” on container traffic at the Port of Newcastle ...

Tenants lacks impartial access to Justice in NCAT


Rich vs Poor Impartiality and independence of the judiciary were once recognised as the fundamental principles underpinning the administration of justice and were ...

Questions for the NSW Government


A Court date has been set for 22-05-2019 for file number NSD2289/2018 in relation to the application 'COMPETITION LAW ACTION filed by AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION & ...

Irrational behaviour isn’t isolated to the alcoholic.


When I attended my first Al-Anon meeting, my denial was so thick I did not recognize there was any alcoholism in my family. I thought ...

Loss of Maritime Skills & National Security


The discovery of the wreck of the BHP owned and operated SS Iron Crown, 77 years after it was sunk by a Japanese submarine attack, ...

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 ...


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