Letters to the Editor

Education Deans Oppose Big Stick Approach to ATAR Entry

The The Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) says universities that educate Australia’s future teachers understand Tanya Plibersek’s enthusiasm to raise the status of teaching but do not agree with the over-emphasis on the ATAR levels of teaching students.[…]



Detention Centre Privatisation Questions

Outsourcing of prisoner accommodation services, which will result in the closure of Tomago’s periodic detention centre, raises questions about the fate of workers in these centres and about the financial wisdom of the move to privatisation. Redundancies loom for the[…]



More Off-road Cycleways a Must

My heart goes out to the family of the cyclist who lost his life on Minmi Road yesterday. The Hunter needs more off road cycleways and this tragedy highlights the need for cycleways to protect cyclists. As a keen cyclist,[…]



Flog the Port to Flog the Rail Line

The O’Farrell Government is showing desperation with plans to sell off the Port of Newcastle in order to fund the destruction of the city’s major transport link, the heavy rail line direct to Newcastle Station and to the harbour. This[…]



Paved with good intentions

The first rule of censorship is that you cannot talk about censorship The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it ~ John Gilmore Few in Newcastle will recall Australia’s climb from cultural isolation and international scorn 40 years[…]




Politics: No Place in Nation Building
16 July 2012 It may be obvious to most of us in the community however, unfortunately the ...
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Newcastle residents welcome Queensland hotels reduced hours recommendations
Newcastle inner city residents have commended the Joint Queensland Parliamentary Committee’s report recommending reduced hotel closing times across the State. ...
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Sad day for land rights
Statement from the Chairperson of NSWALC in relation to the dissolution of the Koompahtoo Local Aboriginal Land Council: ...
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Empire ‘skate’ Park
Federal Labor Approves Empire Park Skate Park despite lack of consultation and community opposition Federal Member for Newcastle, Sharon ...
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We have no business supporting corruption
Statement by Roy Ah See Councillor for the Sydney/Newcastle region February 25, 2010, NSW Aboriginal Land Council ...
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From the Archives
  • More Off-road Cycleways a Must My heart goes out to the family of the cyclist who lost his life on Minmi Road yesterday. The Hunter needs more off road cycleways and ...
  • Flog the Port to Flog the Rail Line The O’Farrell Government is showing desperation with plans to sell off the Port of Newcastle in order to fund the destruction of the city’s major ...
  • Newcastle residents welcome Queensland hotels reduced hours recommendations Newcastle inner city residents have commended the Joint Queensland Parliamentary Committee’s report recommending reduced hotel closing times across the State. These recommendations vindicate the hard struggle ...
  • We have no business supporting corruption Statement by Roy Ah See Councillor for the Sydney/Newcastle region February 25, 2010, NSW Aboriginal Land Council In the past few weeks, there’s ...
  • Empire ‘skate’ Park Federal Labor Approves Empire Park Skate Park despite lack of consultation and community opposition Federal Member for Newcastle, Sharon Grierson announced that the ...
  • Detention Centre Privatisation Questions Outsourcing of prisoner accommodation services, which will result in the closure of Tomago’s periodic detention centre, raises questions about the fate of workers in these ...
  • Politics: No Place in Nation Building 16 July 2012 It may be obvious to most of us in the community however, unfortunately the message seems completely lost to the members ...
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