Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley mine: Recommendation to approve expansion referred to Independent Commission Against Corruption

Alexandra Back A Hunter Valley community group has referred the government's recommendation to approve a nearby Rio Tinto mine expansion to the state's corruption watchdog.

Woman dies at Hunter Valley mine

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Dan Proudman A FEMALE contractor has been killed after a large dump truck and a four-wheel drive collided on an open cut mine in the Hunter Valley.

Female miner crushed to death at Hunter Valley mine

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Dan Proudman A female miner on a routine break has been crushed to death after she apparently drove into the path of one of the fully-laden 400-tonne dump trucks she was employed to drive.

Leonie Hutchinson disappearance: Hunter Valley police follow new leads

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Amanda Hoh Leonie Hutchinson was only 18 months old when she disappeared from Scone in the Hunter Valley - but it took four years for anyone to notice she was gone.

Hunter Valley wineries threaten to charge at the cellar door

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Jo Casamento, Heath Aston THE Hunter Valley's biggest wineries will be forced to start charging for tastings unless the state government reverses a decision to scrap a tax subsidy that the industry says it relies on to remain...

Lying ex-officer Matthew Dennis allowed home detention

Paul Bibby Friends and family of a disgraced former police inspector have burst into tears of relief outside a Sydney court after a magistrate indicated she may allow him to serve a nine-month custodial...

ICAC told former police minister Mike Gallacher was 'orchestrating' illegal donations from Nathan Tinkler's property development company

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont Former police minister Mike Gallacher has been implicated in a scheme to take illegal donations from Nathan Tinkler's property development group, after a corruption inquiry heard allegations he was...

Baird government looks at legal options on Newcastle mayor Jeff McCloy amid allegations at ICAC

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont The Baird government has urged property developer Jeff McCloy to step aside as Newcastle mayor after a corruption inquiry heard he gave tens of thousands of dollars in illegal donations to Liberal...

Corridors of corruption

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Cathedral Park is one of the prettiest picnic spots in Newcastle, its lush grass shaded by fig and olive trees, its gentle slopes offering uninterrupted views of the port and heritage district.

Gerry Harvey calls in debt, will take control of Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm

Gerry Harvey will take control of Nathan Tinkler's Patinack farm

Donna Page Gerry Harvey has called in his debt and will take control of Nathan Tinkler’s Patinack Farm in September.

Andrew Cornwell and wife accused of giving misleading evidence over Rex Newell painting

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Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn It was three times unlucky for disgraced former Liberal MP Andrew Cornwell and his wife, Samantha Brookes, as they were accused of "covering previous lies with more lies" at a corruption inquiry.

Liberal MP Andrew Cornwell admits taking $20k from property developers: ICAC

Bribe admission: Andrew Cornwell and his wife Samantha Brookes arrive at the corruption inquiry.

Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont Suspended Liberal MP Andrew Cornwell has admitted to a corruption inquiry that he pocketed a $10,000 "bribe" from one property developer and used it to pay his tax, as well as taking an envelope...

MP Tim Owen knew Buildev illegally funded his campaign, ICAC told

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Michaela Whitbourn, Kate McClymont A corruption inquiry has heard that suspended Liberal MP Tim Owen was aware Nathan Tinkler's property development group helped to bankroll his election campaign, in breach of the NSW ban on developer...

Beauty spot harbours sculptures

Outgoing: Sam Valenz with his work <i>Man Pushing the Gates</i> at Harbour Sculpture in Woolwich.

Nick Galvin Like Sculpture by the Sea’s upstart little brother, more than 40 unique sculptures have sprouted overnight along the shores of one of the harbour’s secret beauty spots.

Joe Royston's plea: Give me a job

Michael McGowan If Tony Abbott wants people to work until they're 70, where are the jobs, an unemployed man asks.

Power sale may not be finished by end of 2016

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Brian Robins The first power network assets will not be offered for sale until late next year, at the earliest. The state government will need to get a mandate for the sale at the elections in March.

Sydney's inner city joins Darwin and Bunbury with lowest unemployment rates

Stephen Cauchi Sydney's inner and beachside suburbs, Darwin, and Bunbury in Western Australia are the places to be for jobseekers, boasting the nation's lowest unemployment rates, while Queensland's Ipswich,...

Mike Baird on a wire

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Sean Nicholls and Brian Robins Barely two months since taking over the Premier's office and just nine months from his government's first re-election test, Mike Baird has taken the biggest gamble of his short political career.

Environment Protection Authority to be investigated following string of controversies

Contamination in the Botany area had residents concerned.

Natalie O'Brien A parliamentary inquiry is to be held into the performance of the state's Environment Protection Authority after a string of controversies including botched prosecutions, accusations of cover-ups,...

Teen waits rescue after falling 80m down escarpment

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Rescuers are trying to reach a teenager after he fell 80 metres down an escarpment in the NSW Hunter Valley.