'Bedwetters' to blame for Liberal backdown but Anthony Albanese and Labor must back Newcastle container terminal, Nationals leader David Littleproud says

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated July 3 2022 - 4:10am, first published June 29 2022 - 7:30pm
Determined: Nationals leader David Littleproud says the Coalition will fight to have funding for the Newcastle Container Terminal realised.

Federal Nationals leader David Littleproud admits it was a mistake by the former Coalition government not to announce a $250million funding package for a Newcastle Container Terminal - but he insists that Labor now fund the project, which is considered essential for the Hunter's economic diversification.

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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.