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Labor leader Anthony Albanese kicks off New Year election campaign with $500 million promise for high speed rail, and to save GP Access in Newcastle

Simon McCarthy
By Simon McCarthy
Updated January 2 2022 - 5:42am, first published January 1 2022 - 11:00am
Opposition leader Anthony Albanese is expected to visit Newcastle on Sunday. Picture: Elesa Kurtz / The Canberra Times

ANTHONY Albanese envisions Novocastrians being able to catch a train from Newcastle at 6.30pm and be at Sydney Olympic Park in time for a Knights game, as Labor pledges $500 million toward a fast rail line connecting Newcastle and Sydney, if elected to government later this year.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a digital journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes and produces video and multimedia for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine, and co-produces the Toohey's News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.