Satire

With friends like these, who needs [REDACTED]?

Simon McCarthy
Updated April 19 2024 - 11:33am, first published 11:00am
City of Newcastle CEO Jeremy Bath and his long-time friend Scott Neylon (inset) are the subject of a recently published council code of conduct investigation.
City of Newcastle CEO Jeremy Bath and his long-time friend Scott Neylon (inset) are the subject of a recently published council code of conduct investigation.

The City of Newcastle boldly took the lead on Wednesday, April 17, proactively releasing the investigation into CEO Jeremy Bath's alleged links to a series of letters to this masthead under the name of his mate Scott Neylon.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of 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.

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