CENTRELINK CUTS HURTING NOVOCASTRIANS

Novocastrians are bearing the brunt of ongoing cuts at Centrelink, with many being forced to wait for up to six months for applications for pensions or income support to be processed.

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CLIMATE STRIKE ACTION WELCOMED

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has supported national action on climate change by students, which includes a protest outside her Newcastle office today.

 

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$20 MILLION BOOST FOR NEWCASTLE SCHOOLS

New figures reveal that Newcastle schools will get a $19.4 million funding injection from 2020 if Labor wins the upcoming Federal election.

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LABOR REINTRODUCES HIGH SPEED RAIL LEGISLATION

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has seconded Shadow Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese’s push to again get high speed rail off the ground.

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NEWCASTLE-HUNTER BANK VICTIMS ENCOURAGED TO TELL THEIR STORIES

Victims of immoral or illegal conduct by financial services institutions are invited to tell their stories at a banking roundtable in Newcastle on Friday.

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LABOR TO RESTORE INVESTMENT IN NEWCASTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Newcastle’s public schools will benefit from a massive $14 billion investment in school funding promised by Federal Labor today.

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DIRE PROBLEMS WITH NDIS ROLLOUT

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has welcomed today’s community rally in support of the NDIS, saying there have been ‘dire problems’ with the implementation of the program.

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MY HEALTH RECORD TO GO UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has called on Novocastrians to have their say in a Parliamentary inquiry into the My Health Record eHealth initiative, after personally opting out of the beleaguered system.

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‘UNFOLDING CRISIS’ AT CENTRELINK

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has given an impassioned speech accusing the Federal Government of running a ‘policy of negligence’ on Centrelink, after experiencing a spike in requests from distressed Novocastrians looking for help.

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NEWCASTLE COMMUNITY GROUPS ENCOURAGED TO PITCH FOR SHARE OF $150,000 GRANTS POOL

Sharon Claydon MP has encouraged Newcastle community groups to consider putting in an Expression of Interest for a chance of securing up to $20,000 in funding for small capital projects.

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