Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce visits the Rix's Creek open cut coal mine during the final days of the 2022 Federal election

Louise Nichols
By Louise Nichols
Updated May 19 2022 - 3:59am, first published 3:35am

With only two days remaining until voting closes in the 2022 Federal election the Deputy Prime Minister took the time to visit his neighbouring electorate of Hunter to announce funding for a sports facility in Muswellbrook and take in a tour of the Rix's Creek open cut mine near Singleton.


Louise Nichols

Louise Nichols

Senior journalist

From cattle to coal. Once a specialist agriculture writer today its about community, in particular, the Upper Hunter. I have lived and worked in the region for more than 30 years. Land use issues and the future direction of our region. But you cannot take ag out of the picture - our food and how we grow it is the basis of all life. Covering the Hunter and Mid North Coast rural issues is now part of my role with ACM.