About Clare McCabe

Clare is a journalist from regional NSW, originally from the Sutherland Shire.

She studied communications and media in Sydney and completed a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Cross University around a decade ago.

She has worked in community news radio and print media in New Zealand and Australia.

Clare is passionate about bridging the divide between city and country including access to education and healthcare, rural infrastructure, and politics from local council to federal parliament.

Clare lives with her family on a Hereford stud at Lost River in the Southern Tablelands. She is a lover of craft beer and cooking, and delights in pairing a fine ale or draught with a meal.

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Breadalbane’s restored historic inn reveals colonial history
Community
When an old inn revealed its history to owners Shlomi and Mary Bonet, it prompted an almost two-decade-long love affair of restoring it to its former condition. 'Sweetwood Lea Inn' at historic Breadalbane, in the NSW Southern Tablelands, is a piece of colonial architecture built in the 1850s. Located on what was once the only route between Sydney and Melbourne –...
Goulburn’s golden boy Tony Lamarra: how an Italian migrant helped shape a city
Community
A week ago, millionaire and former Goulburn mayor Tony Lamarra cleaned and washed aeroplane hangers he owns at Goulburn Airport. The week before that he was seen cleaning gutters at the Dimmeys building on Auburn Street that he and wife Adriana purchased in 2020 for $5.025 million. A quick Google search shows multiple businesses owned by Tony during the decades, and...
Grassroots group rolls out bicycles for the Goulburn to Crookwell Rail Trail
Community
Freshly-painted yellow bicycles are being parked around the Crookwell neighbourhood to encourage conversation and build support for the concept of the Goulburn to Crookwell Rail Trail. Five bicycles have already been distributed by the Friends of the Goulburn Crookwell Rail Trail (GCRT) group, with another 12 on backorder. Matthew Ford, a volunteer of both the Friends of the GCRT and...
Unionist and former councillor John Coombs remembered as a man of conviction
Community
The well-known trade unionist and former Upper Lachlan Shire Councillor John Coombs has died. Maritime workers across Australia paused to pay tribute to the former national secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia when his funeral service was held on Thursday last week.  He died on September 1. Unionists Jim Donovan, Greg Combet AM and Paddy Crumlin remembered Mr Coombs...
New Crookwell wind farm to inject funds into local community
News
Site work is anticipated to begin this month at the 16-turbine Crookwell 3 Wind Farm, with commissioning expected to commence by late 2022. Australian-owned company Decmil has been awarded the civil balance of plant works by developer Global Power Generation (GPG), a subsidiary of Naturgy. Decmil has already begun geotechnical investigations and, withstanding any COVID-19 related disruptions, civil construction should...
Breast cancer survivor urges an early return to screening services
Community
Women are being urged not to delay breast screening mammograms at a time when more appointments are postponed in rural and regional Australia. The temporary suspension of the national breast screening program in mid-August has delayed vital early-detection screening for women aged over 40. Hundreds of locations in NSW visited by mobile breast screening vans and four-wheel drives which travel...
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