Former Charlestown MP and Carr Government minister Richard Face dies aged 80

Matthew Kelly
Updated August 2 2023 - 1:34pm, first published 1:30pm
With Mr Face (L) with Matt Bingley, former Premier Bob Carr and Andrew Johns at Energy Australia Stadium in June 2002. Picture by Darren Pateman.
With Mr Face (L) with Matt Bingley, former Premier Bob Carr and Andrew Johns at Energy Australia Stadium in June 2002. Picture by Darren Pateman.

Former long-standing Hunter Labor MP and state government minister Richard Face has died, aged 80.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.