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HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR RAIL LINE MEETING

Around 200 pro rail line supporters turned out at Newcastle City Hall last night in a meeting to protect the line into the city. The meeting was organised by the Hunter Concerned Citizens Group to launch its “keep the Hunter on track campaign.” Speakers included Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes, Save our Rail’s Joan Dawson and Newcastle MP Tim Crakanthorp, who heatedly told the meeting, ‘it’s time for for Mike baird and Gladys Berejiklian to listen to the people of Newcastle and stop this ridiculous plan.” The meeting also heard from commuters in the Hunter Valley affected by the line’s truncation. (SEE ATTACHED VIDEO) A collection was also taken up for Save Our Rail in its legal battle for the line’s retention. There were apologies from Mike Baird, Planning Minister Pru Goward and Transport Minister and Minister for the Hunter Gladys …

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KNIGHTS SET TO OPEN NEGOTIATIONS WITH DANE GAGAI

There’s speculation Knights’ centre Dane Gagai is being enticed back to Brisbane by coach Wayne Bennett, but Newcastle officials claim otherwise. CEO Matt Gidley says he’s been informed that Gagai – who’s in the final year of his contract with the Knights – hasn’t had discussions with the Broncos or any other club. Gidley is about to enter formal negotiations with the Indigenous All Star, in the hope of keeping him in Newcastle.

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FFA KEEPS PRESSURE ON NATHAN TINKLER

Football Federation Australia has vowed to keep the pressure on Newcastle Jets owner, Nathan Tinkler, to clear his debts within days. Chief Executive David Gallop says the organisation is demanding Tinkler pay shortfalls in player superannuation and deliver payouts to sacked players.

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