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OWEN “CANNOT RECALL” SEEING DOCUMENT

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Former Newcastle MP Tim Owen has faced a parliamentary inquiry hearing at Parliament House today, explaining that he “cannot recall” seeing a cabinet document found by Labor in his former office. He told the inquiry his staff can’t recall the document being in the office and they have assured him they checked all of the filing cabinets 3 times and it wasn’t left behind. The cabinet paper relates to the government’s preferred light rail route into Newcastle, being along the existing heavy rail corridor. Greens MLC David Shoebridge quizzed Mr Owen, “it would be unusual (for a backbencher) to see a cabinet document… it would be an extraordinary event.” He said it “beggars belief” that Mr Owen cannot recall the cabinet document. The inquiry was shown a photo from the Herald newspaper of 2011 campaign material which current MP Tim ... Read More »

BIRTHDAY TREAT FOR MUNIZ AT SURFEST WHILE BROOKS BEATS LOCAL HOPE

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She could barely afford to compete at Surfest, but the Gold Coast’s Ellie Brooks has overcome all obstacles to beat local hope Philippa Anderson in the women’s final. In the men’s, Brazil’s Alejo Muniz scored an emotional victory to claim the Mark Richards trophy. Read More »

LABOR AND COALITION BUTT HEADS OVER NEWCASTLE PORT PROFITS

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Just exactly where the proceeds of the sale of Newcastle Port should be spent is back on the political agenda. Labor has promised a greater share for the Hunter if it wins power, but the Coalition claims the plan lacks details. Read More »

LABOR WINS NEWCASTLE COUNCIL BYELECTION

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Labor’s Declan Clausen has become Newcastle’s youngest-ever city councillor. The 22-year-old has taken an unbeatable lead in the ward three by-election, with more than 42 per cent of the formal vote. Independent Kath Elliott came in a close second, with 38 per cent. While the poll won’t be officially declared until Wednesday, the young politician says he’s already feeling the pressure. “There’s still a little bit of time for preparation. There’s a council meeting on Tuesday, I don’t know yet what is on the agenda, so obviously that’s going to dictate the way that things roll out for the first council meeting that I’m involved in.” (note: audio in parts) Read More »

AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THE WAY FOR MAITLAND

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Construction on Maitland’s newest affordable housing development is set to begin within months. The local Catholic diocese is pushing ahead with the $2.5-million dollar project, following a spike in demand. Read More »

VOTERS HEAD TO THE POLLS FOR COUNCIL BYELECTION

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It was back to the polls for almost 30,000 Newcastle residents, to vote in a new city councilor. The ward three by-election has been hotly contested, with tensions between the Lord Mayor and independent candidate Kath Elliot escalating. Read More »

MORE HEAVY FALLS ON THE WAY FOR NORTHERN NSW

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There’s been some reprieve from the wet weather in Northern New South Wales overnight, giving built up water a chance to drain. However flood warnings are still in place for the Richmond and Wilson rivers – which are expected to peak at 6pm. The SES has responded to more then 300 calls for help, and is asking people to prepare their properties again today with more heavy falls on the way.     Read More »

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FREEDOM RIDE

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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Ride, which was led by Aboriginal activist Charles Perkins. Moree has spent the week commemorating the event, and today a re-enactment of the bus ride completed its journey. Read More »

MAN’S BODY FOUND AFTER HOUSE FIRE

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The body of a 69-year-old man has been been uncovered in a unit following a fire in Manuka Parade at Gorokan yesterday afternoon. The man’s body was found inside, after Fire and Rescue New South Wales extinguished the blaze. Investigators believe a lit cigarette could have sparked the fire. Read More »

NORTHERN RIVERS BRACING FOR FLOODING

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The message is clear for residents on the North Coast the worst is yet to come as Cyclone Marcia heads south. Up to 400 millimetres of rain could fall in some areas tomorrow. The Wilson’s River at Lismore, is expected to reach a moderate level of 7.2 metres around midday tomorrow. Read More »

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