Push to refocus Newcastle's industrial resources to make products that are in short supply during COVID-19 crisis

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated April 27 2020 - 12:10am, first published March 29 2020 - 6:00am
Ammunition manufacture at Newcastle during World War II: Picture: Greg and Sylvia Ray

A rallying call has gone out to make the Hunter a national manufacturing and supply hub for products needed during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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