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Maitland mayor responds to Cessnock councillor’s criticism of city

By NICK BIELBY Sept. 27, 2015, 3:41 p.m. IRE RAISED: Maitland mayor Peter Blackmore says he has little regard for the negative opinions of Cessnock councillor James Ryan. A Cessnock councillor who called Maitland “the saddest place in the Hunter” should stick to his side of the local government area boundary, the mayor of Maitland says. Cr James Ryan told

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The secret service: local councils acting as global consultants

from Joanne McCarthy and the Newcastle Herald   HUNTER Councils has morphed from being a local government body acting as the ‘‘Voice of the Hunter’’ to a secretive organisation advising foreign countries about the ‘‘restructure of national government’’. Alarm bells are ringing after a restructure that turned Hunter Councils Ltd into Strategic Services Australia, a company with the region’s general

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