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Albanese government confirms Newcastle Airport terminal upgrade funding in October budget, but some big Hunter spending pledges up in the air

Michael Parris
August 5 2022 - 7:00pm
COMMITMENTS: Anthony Albanese in Newcastle in January announcing funding promises to Hunter GP Access and a fast rail link to Sydney. Picture: Peter Lorimer

The Albanese government has locked in funding for Newcastle Airport's new terminal, but some big projects from a previously budgeted Hunter funding package remain up in the air.

Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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