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Emma Murphy is a reporter and producer based in Newcastle and started working with NBN News in 2009. Emma studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of Newcastle.

KNIGHTS CEO STEPS DOWN

Newcastle Knights Chief Executive Officer Matt Gidley has announced he will stand down from his position, effective November 1. Gidley began his commercial tenure with the Club in 2010 as Business Development Manager, before commencing as CEO in 2011. With the Club transitioning to ownership under The Wests Group, Gidley believes the time is right to step down from his position. Gidley will speak to the media in the next hour.

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ACCUSATIONS OF CREDIT CARD MISUSE

Labor’s Declan Clausen has accused former council Infrastructure Director Frank Cordingley of misusing his corporate credit card, as far back as 2011. Mr Clausen claims a former council employee approached him with copies of Mr Cordingley’s statements. “there are serious issues in these papers and serious questions that need to be addressed” Mr Cordingley – who’s running for council with the Newcastle Independents – has told NBN News he used the card “in the course of normal council business”. Earlier this year, Labor Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes was criticised for the use of  her corporate credit card.   (Note: Audio in parts)

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