NEWCASTLE SECURES $5 MILLION FOR SMART FUTURE

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has welcomed news that Newcastle has been awarded $5 million in the first round of federal ‘Smart City’ funding.

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JOBS, BROADBAND AND RAIL CRITICAL TO REGIONAL GROWTH

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon has nominated the NBN,  public service job cuts, stagnant wages and high speed rail as critical items for discussion at today’s public hearing of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Regional Development and Decentralisation in Newcastle.  

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STATEMENT - CLOSURE OF MANUS ISLAND

I am deeply concerned about the health and wellbeing and safety of the 600 asylum seekers who remain at Manus Island Regional Processing Centre.


Having already been subjected to the horror of years of indefinite detention, these men are now facing great uncertainty while the Government fails to answer basic questions about future arrangements.

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NATIONAL PLAN NEEDED TO REVIVE NEWCASTLE RAIL MANUFACTURING

A Senate inquiry report has recommended a National Rail Manufacturing Industry Plan to help Australia’s ailing rail manufacturing sector secure its share of an estimated $46 billion investment over the next decade.

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon said the report has huge implications for Newcastle, which is home to one of the largest rail manufacturing hubs in the country.

 

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LAST DAY TO REQUEST NEW MARRIAGE EQUALITY FORM

If your marriage equality form has been lost, stolen, damaged or never arrived, tomorrow (Friday) is the last day to request a replacement from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon urged Novocastrians who care about an equal and inclusive society to make sure their voices are heard.

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MEDIA RELEASE - D-DAY LOOMS FOR UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

The Senate is set to consider the Turnbull Government’s plan to cut $2.8 billion from universities today which could see the University of Newcastle lose more than $100 million over the next decade.

 

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon said the Government’s higher education legislation is listed for debate this afternoon, with the outcome depending on the votes of crossbench Senators.

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PORT VICTORY FOR NEWCASTLE WORKERS

In a victory for Newcastle workers, local engineering company Varley Group has secured the contract to unload cargos of wind turbines from ships arriving at the Newcastle Port.

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ATTORNEY-GENERAL ATTEMPTS TO SILENCE JUDGES

Attorney-General George Brandis has given unprecedented advice that, if followed, would shut down the longstanding practice of judges appearing before Parliamentary inquiries.

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ENABLING PROGRAM CHANGES TO COST UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE $79 MILLION

New figures reveal the University of Newcastle will lose an additional $79 million if the Turnbull Government’s planned changes to university enabling programs proceed.  

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REGAL CINEMA SAVIOURS SCOOP 2017 VOLUNTEER AWARDS

An army of dedicated volunteers who helped save Birmingham Gardens’ Regal Cinema from almost certain demise have scooped the field at the 2017Newcastle Volunteer Service Awards.

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