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Newy Colouring-in Competition

Families in Newcastle are working hard to keep eachother safe and stay indoors, so my office is running a Newy Colouring-in Competition for families and individuals spending time at home (especially during the school holidays)!

To enter, simply:

  1. Download the colouring-in page for print here.
  2. Post a photo of your completed colouring-in and use the hashtag #NewyColouringComp on social media or email it to [email protected]

Deadline for submissions is October 31. The winner will be selected by Sharon Claydon and will receive the following prize packs:

Winner under 9: A $50 voucher to spend at MacLean’s Booksellers 

Winner age 9+: A $50 voucher to spend at one of the dozens of creative, independent and locally owned Makers and Traders businesses.

Runners Up (2): A $20 voucher to spend at MacLean’s Booksellers

Thank you to Newcastle local Emma Heath who created the artwork for this competition.

Happy colouring and we look forward to seeing your entries!

PS. If you don't have a printer at home, not to worry! Please email [email protected] with your address and contact details and we will send you a colouring-in via snail mail!

Please note: eligible entrants must reside within the federal electorate of Newcastle. 


Say NO! to oil and gas rigs off Newcastle Beaches

The PEP11 Petroleum Exploration Permit runs from Newcastle to the Northern Beaches of Sydney. This permit could see oil and gas rigs erected anywhere along this coastline - even off Newcastle!

The Morrison Government must STOP PEP11 and guarantee there will be no oil and gas rigs off our precious coast!

Click here to sign the petition.

Save Centrelink!

The Morrison Government is planning to close both the King Street and Mayfield Centrelink offices. While the Government likes to ‘consolidation’ is just the Government’s code word for cuts, diminishing services, and reduced access.

Centrelink has provided critical support to many Australians over the course of the pandemic. Any decision to close or reduce access to Centrelink shop-fronts in Newcastle is unconscionable.

I am deeply concerned about any plans that would reduce the accessibility of Centrelink’s essential services to the Newcastle community, so I will continue to hold the Government to account.

We call on the Government to immediately halt its plans to close Centrelink offices in Newcastle.

Sign the petition to save the King Street and Mayfield Centrelink offices.

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