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 ...

Sea of Hands in Newcastle for Reconciliation Week


On Tuesday 28th May, Samaritans joined with community partners in the grounds of Christ Church Cathedral to install the Sea of Hands in recognition of ...

What is the Australia We Want?


A new report The Australia We Want is the first benchmark of how Australia and each State and Territory is performing against values ...

What a Local Newspaper Means to a Regional City like Newcastle


By Paul Scott Lecturer in Communication at the University of Newcastle. The Newcastle Herald has won eight Walkley awards for journalistic ...

On Walking the Street a Free Citizen


Sniffer dogs increase trauma and risks of overdose. "Nothing to fear if innocent" does not diminish the trauma, humiliation, or feeling of ...

More Facebook & Insta Changes (groan)


Privacy, hidden likes & dating your mates! Throsby – like anyone concerned with privacy – has a love-hate relationship with Facebook. ...

Most Vulnerable: Aged, Homeless, & Female


Experts call for urgent action on older women’s homelessness. The National Older Women’s Housing and Homelessness Working Group is calling on ...

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 ...

Will Tamworth Become a Smart City?


Building a smart city with power system enhanced by AI and hydrogen storage University of NSW Sydney (UNSW) will lead Australia’s first ...

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 ...

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 ...

Greta – Migrant Gateway to the Hunter


This year is the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Greta Army Camp (1939-1949) and ...

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 ...

St Vincent de Paul Society: Budget fails those with entrenched poverty


The 2019 Federal Budget delivers a surplus. But, what does a surplus mean to the everyday life of the growing number of families ...

Salvos: Missed Opportunity for Disadvantaged


The Salvation Army considers the 2019 Federal Budget to be a missed opportunity to address the most pressing drivers of disadvantage in Australia. The ...

ATO Reveals Top Earners


Map further below show Hunter region income mapped for year 2014-15. The Australian Taxation Office (ATO)  annual Taxation Statistics report for 2016–17 ...

More Than Disturbing – Cyclists ‘not human enough for drivers’


A new Australian study has found that more than half of car drivers think ...

The Great Air Race


Pioneer aviators Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith’s personal papers now online . The personal ...

Study Reveals Child Deprivation


Children in jobless households are amongst the most disadvantaged in the country. The Australian Research ...

It’s a Regatta, Not a Boat Race


The spectacular Sailfest Newcastle Regatta returns to Newcastle. The event will feature skiffs, catamarans, and two hallowed pieces of silverware in Newcastle’s ...

Hunter Valley Young Miss 28 years of “Jobson Groath”


Anti-poverty group’s report smashes the ‘avocado’ generation myth . An estimated 75,300 young people aged 15 ...

Lake Council Honours Citizens


At Friday evening’s (22 Feb) Lake Macquarie Awards, Mayor of Lake Macquarie, Cr Kay Fraser, said they celebrated the City’s elite sportspeople, imaginative ...

I’m Not Racist, but Connect Me to a Human


Australians Don't Want to Talk to a Robot When Shopping A Global study* highlights huge disconnect between Australian retailers and consumers and ...

2019 Friends of the Alliance Photo and Poetry Competition


NRHA is seeking photos and poetry depicting the bright, vibrant rural communities in Australia. In conjunction with the 15th National Rural Health Conference, the ...

Colonel Iain Cruickshank Singleton’s Australia Day Guest


Singleton Council’s Australia Day Committee announced Colonel Iain Andrew Cruickshank, CSC, DSM is Singleton’s Australia Day Guest. Col. Cruickshank will share his story to ...

Singleton Council Nominees for Awards


Nominees for Singleton’s Citizen and Young Achiever of the Year Awards include a Broadway star, sporting club members, a historian, a blood donation advocate and ...

Community Input ~ Location of Cessnock banner poles


Cessnock City Council is asking the community for feedback on proposed locations for the installation of banner poles in Weston, Greta and Wollombi. ...

Additional Home Care Welcomed


An estimated 436,000 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to exceed one million by 2058. Around 70 per ...

Art of Ageing


Cessnock’s  2019 Art of Ageing Exhibition is on display in the foyer at Cessnock Library. A learner driver, gymnast and ukulele player are among ...

Copyright Common Sense Prevails


Millions of items from Australia’s national collections - from Captain Cook’s carrot marmalade recipe and Henry Lawson’s ...


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