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

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.

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.

The avengers

The Laird Brothers , left to right , Andrew , Rick and Phil sixth generation farmers who are fighting against mining in the forest that was named after their family.
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Frank Robson An unlikely coalition is standing in the way of a coal company's plan in a NSW forest.

Gear change: NRMA mulls roadside help for cyclists

Jenny Wiggins The NRMA is considering providing roadside assistance for cyclists and expanding its car repair service, and will target people aged over 50 with information on jobs pensions and public transport to...

Volkers allowed to work with swimmers despite sex abuse claims: royal commission

Scott Volkers.

Paul Bibby The former high-profile head of the Australian women’s swimming team, Scott Volkers was allegedly allowed to continue working closely with young swimmers as late as 2010, despite multiple...

Margaret Cunneen queried whether swimmer's breasts big enough to be groped

Margaret Cunneen

Paul Bibby The criminal prosecution of former Australian swimming coach Scott Volkers for allegedly sexually abusing young swimmers was abandoned after a senior NSW Crown prosecutor described one allegation as...

The real Ryan Tandy

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12:  Ryan Tandy  of the Storm passes the ball during a Melbourne Storm NRL training session at Visy Park on August 12, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Rick Feneley Match-fixer or NRL scapegoat? Desperado gambler or dependable friend? Standover man or gentle giant? Rick Feneley investigates the rise and fatal fall of rugby league journeyman Ryan Tandy.

Former Hunter Valley billionaire Nathan Tinkler to enlighten NSW corruption inquiry ICAC

Nathan Tinkler.

Anne Davies 'Who is ICAC?' billionaire coalminer and former princeling of the Hunter Nathan Tinkler texted to his employee Darren Williams in April last year upon learning that an investigator from the...

Fairfax Media staff return to work

Fairfax staff in Melbourne and Sydney have returned to work 24 hours after they walked off the job.

Calls for drinking age to be raised to 21

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Julia Medew Pressure is mounting for Australian governments to raise the legal drinking age to 21 to protect the health of young people whose brains are still vulnerable to the toxicity of alcohol at 18, leading...

New AMA president Brian Owler vows to pressure government on $7 co-payment

Sydney neurosurgeon Associate Professor Brian Owler has been elected president of the Australian Medical Association.

Kirsten Lawson New Australian Medical Association president Brian Owler has indicated no let-up in the fight against the $7 budget co-payment.

Accused damned by bad behaviour: the case for Robert Hughes' appeal

Former Hey Dad star Robert Hughes.

John Elder Damning evidence of ingrained predatory behaviour - or unfair character assassination? That's the heart of the contentious legal strategy of introducing evidence of a pattern of incidents, or...

Queen's Birthday honours: full list

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A full list of the 738 Australians named in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Australia's scholarships scheme 'will benefit elite unis'

Heath Gilmore, Matthew Knott The federal government's Commonwealth Scholarship scheme will benefit elite universities at the expense of institutions that attract students from poor, disadvantaged and regional backgrounds, a...

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