Cruise ship volunteers back on deck after Port of Newcastle reprieve

Michael Parris
Updated October 10 2018 - 8:44pm, first published 8:00pm
STILL AFLOAT: Port of Newcastle volunteers pictured with long-time cruise ship advocate Dave Brown in a promotion for National Volunteers Week in May.
STILL AFLOAT: Port of Newcastle volunteers pictured with long-time cruise ship advocate Dave Brown in a promotion for National Volunteers Week in May.

Newcastle’s cruise ship volunteers have gained a reprieve after claiming last month Port of Newcastle had “dumped” them from their role greeting passengers.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

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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