Community-minded people can successfully challenge powerful interests, and the governments that serve them, to create communities that are sustainable, affordable, socially just and inclusive, writes Steve O'Brien.
Sergio Herbert was sentenced to 12 months’ jail for taking non-violent direct action as part of Blockade Australia’s mobilisation against coal. Kathy Fairfax reports.
Supercars, council transparency and Stockton Beach’s sand erosion problems were key discussion topics at a Newcastle lord mayoral candidates’ forum. Kathy Fairfax reports.
Activists from Blockade Australia have stopped coal trains and shut down the world’s largest coal port in Newcastle. Kerry Smith reports.
CFMEU members are campaigning for an enterprise agreement, three years after the old one expired. Steve O'Brien reports.
The Socialist Alliance will contest the Newcastle City Council elections, with a focus on affordable housing and real climate action. Kathy Fairfax reports.
Niko Leka quotes from Farhad Bandesh, who was imprisoned on Manus Island and later in the Mantra Hotel, who said the torture of innocent people amounts to the 'absolute neglect of humanity'.
An eleventh-hour reprieve has saved the Hamilton Community Pantry, reports Steve O'Brien.
Students and staff opposing Mark Vaile’s appointment as chancellor of the University of Newcastle are celebrating his decision to withdraw. Kathy Fairfax reports.
Nurses in New South Wales are taking action against the state government's insulting pay offer and its refusal to agree to formal nurse-to-patient ratios. Niko Leka reports.
The NSW Nationals’ narrow victory in the Upper Hunter byelection has saved the scandal-plagued government of Premier Gladys Berejiklian, writes Stephen O'Brien.
Mental health nurses from Belmont, John Hunter, Morriset, Maitland and the Waratah Mental Health branch are calling for a real wage rise and better conditions. Kerry Smith reports.