Natalie Croxon, Illawarra Mercury

Natalie Croxon

Illawarra Mercury

Wollongong, NSW, Australia

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Past articles by Natalie:

Students, UOW and Wollongong council condemn anti-LGBTQIA vandalism

Symbols of LGBTQIA inclusion and celebration were defaced this week. → Read More

Students, UOW and Wollongong council condemn anti-LGBTQIA vandalism

Symbols of LGBTQIA inclusion and celebration were defaced this week. → Read More

Port Kembla woman Malika Reese advocating for survivors of complex trauma, child sexual abuse

Malika Reese speaks ahead of International Women's Day. → Read More

Kevin Leslie Henry sentenced for Gerringong armed robbery, Albion Park Rail break-in

Kevin Leslie Henry has spent most of the past 14 years behind bars. → Read More

Housing summit looks at ways to solve Illawarra crisis

Community members have gathered to hear from experts on solutions. → Read More

Smith's Hill High School principal, cyclist David Deitz suffers serious spinal injury

David Deitz sustained a serious injury on the criterium track on Saturday. → Read More

Horsley man Paul Iera charged after allegedly faking kidnapping

A Horsley man stands accused of faking his own kidnapping at the hands of a sex worker, costing police hundreds of wasted hours and over $25,000 - all so he could ring in the new year with his lover. → Read More

Wollongong council in second summer of beach recycling bin trial

Last year there was a contamination rate of 44 per cent. → Read More

Campers take advantage of unofficial site on Lake Illawarra

The unofficial camping site has fostered a sort of community. → Read More

Illawarra criminals' embarrassing acts in 2022

A sample of some of the more questionable acts that have come through the courts. → Read More

Former Illawarra Catholic school teacher Gaye Grant jailed for child sex abuse

Gaye Grant raped and abused a young boy for two years. → Read More

COVID delays in court causing stress for victims, defendants

Victims and defendants in domestic violence cases are waiting three months longer to see their matters resolved in Local Court as a result of COVID-related disruptions, adding to the anxiety and stress of the process. → Read More

Mother yet to bury son after Towradgi crash, caught between law and Aboriginal culture

A grieving Illawarra woman is yet to bury her young son more than two months after his death is caught between the law and her wishes to lay him to rest in accordance with the family's Aboriginal culture. → Read More

Jason Lee Wellins faces Wollongong court for domestic violence against woman

The Berkeley man has admitted to several offences. → Read More

Man arrested in Picton as police seize $2.5m cash, 300kg of drugs

A police operation is targeting the importation of drugs. → Read More

Illawarra nurses join Sydney colleagues during 24-hour strike

The nurses' union is calling for mandated staffing ratios. → Read More

Mobile coverage problems continue for Illawarra train commuters

Meanwhile, plans for one black spot tower have fallen through. → Read More

Business case shows Illawarra Women's Health Centre needs $1.2 million

A new business case indicates the Illawarra Women's Health Centre is providing $1.2 million worth of essential services on less than $600,000 of funding, as the organisation looks to establish a second site in the region's northern suburbs. → Read More

Concerns still surround plans for Oak Flats High School's support unit

Parents have received a letter from the education department. → Read More

Three men sentenced for Woonona bashing

Three men involved in a vicious attack on a teenage girl, her boyfriend and her father which stemmed from a minor traffic grievance have been sentenced to jail - but one has the chance to avoid more time behind bars. → Read More