Sailor screamed 'stop' at raping by rubber chicken on HMAS Newcastle, court told

HMAS Newcastle.

Paul Bibby An Australian navy technician has described screaming at his crewmates to stop as they allegedly bound his wrists and ankles and raped him with a rubber chicken during a "farewell ritual" on a navy...

Newcastle shipbuilder Forgacs set to axe 900 staff unless naval jobs appear on the horizon

Lindsay Stratton

David Wroe Newcastle shipbuilder Forgacs has warned it will have to lay off 900 workers by the middle of next year unless the government sets out a timetable for future naval projects to bridge the so-called...

Barry O'Farrell in Newcastle

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NSW Liberal leader Barry O'Farrell pays a visit to the Newcastle electorate.

The Marginal Seat: Newcastle

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The Marginal Seat is coming to Newcastle. Come on down and share your views.

The Marginal Seat: Newcastle speaks

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Novocastrians have their say on the upcoming state election.

The Marginal Seat - Newcastle

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Novocastrians may be now anti-Labor, but it's unlikely the Liberals will benefit, says political reporter Alexandra Smith.

Orica stops restart of plant at Newcastle

The restart of Orica's ammonia plant near Newcastle has been put on hold for several weeks, the chemical giant says.

Surfer bitten by shark near Newcastle

Surfer bitten by shark near Newcastle

A surfer is in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked by a shark at a crowded beach in Newcastle.

Sydney sends HMAS Success to the Middle East for operation Manitou

HMAS Success .

Scott Parker The ship will assist the international coalition against terrorism.

Hunt for Newcastle gunman

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Police are hunting for an armed gunman after two men were found dead with gunshot wounds in Mayfield, Newcastle yesterday.

Map shows 10/50 laws setting up free-for-all tree-felling spree

New laws: Tree felling allowed.

Natalie O'Brien and Peter Hannam New 10/50 laws are setting up a free-for-all tree-felling spree as property owners use opportunity to improve views and clear land.

Sailors acquitted of hazing rape charges

HMAS Newcastle.

Two sailors have been found not guilty of raping a colleague with a rubber chicken.

Anzacs resourceful in Gallipoli firestorm

Deadly shore: Australian troops wade ashore at Anzac Cove.

Peter FitzSimons Soldiers from the backblocks and from Australia's cities were unprepared for what awaited them as they arrived on the shores of the Mediterranean.

Business logistics may revolutionise disaster relief

Owen Thomson Could supply chain logistics principles be used to improve our humanitarian response to natural disasters?

Women in uniform: is our scandalised military finally heading in the right direction?

Top of the class: Then governor-general Quentin Bryce hands the 2012 Queen's medal to Briony Morgan at Royal Military College, Duntroon.

Kathyrn Spurling The Defence Force must open all units, including combat roles, to women and dispel those men who behave badly.

Muslims open mosques to help remove barriers

Lisa Visentin Australia's Muslim community is gearing up for its largest-ever open day

Fairfax Media scores 17 Walkley nominations

Fairfax journalists Ruth Pollard, Adele Ferguson and Lindsay Murdoch.

Fairfax Media has been nominated for 16 of the most prestigious awards in Australian journalism.

You could have helped, Australia

Aisha Novakovich

Eryk Bagshaw The recent spate of attacks on Muslim women has prompted questions about when to step in if you see someone getting physically or verbally abused.

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Young man loses arm after keg explosion

A young bar worker is struggling to comprehend losing part of his arm after a beer keg exploded at a NSW bowls club.