Newcastle council election Liberal candidates divided on bin collections, Supercars future

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated October 22 2021 - 6:50am, first published October 21 2021 - 6:48am
KEY ISSUES: The Liberals' mayoral candidate, Jenny Barrie, at City Hall this week. Ms Barrie has questioned the future of Supercars and would like to see Newcastle change its bin collection system to reduce landfill waste. Picture: Simone De Peak

Tensions within Newcastle Liberal circles are being reflected in their council election candidates' divided views on Supercars and bin collections in the city.

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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 reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 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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