This discussion paper is a sociological account of the history of successful urban Aboriginal community development by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people in the city of Newcastle.
As Australia’s seventh largest city, Greater Newcastle faces a new future with investment in aviation, transport, education, health and tourism. This first-ever draft plan aims to drive sustainable growth.
This report makes recommendations aimed at maximising the competitiveness of the Australian steel industry and levelling the playing field so that Australian steel has the best opportunity to compete fairly in an increasingly globalised market.
Since 2016, the Regional Australia Institute and LinkedIn have mapped data on local skills and job mobility of workers in eight regional Australian cities, providing local leaders with critical near-time data on the skills, connections and mobility of their workers.
Explains the context and objectives of a proposed policy to control clearance of native trees and plants in urban areas of NSW.
Legislative limits on trading hours for licensed premises have a long history in Australia as a key policy approach to managing alcohol-related problems. In recent years, following substantial extensions to permitted hours of sale, there has been renewed attention to policies aimed at reducing late-night...
The Federal Government’s Better Cities Program (BCP) of the early 1990s is credited with providing the financial stimulus that facilitated the nation’s long term economic growth. This $814m package was invested in 26 strategic projects around the country. In each case, this Federal investment was...
This Evidence Check review examines the association between alcohol availability, alcohol consumption and harms by reviewing evidence from 191 studies over the last decade, and focusing on the density of alcohol outlets and permissible trading hours. Findings include high-quality, locally relevant evidence that alcohol outlet...
This e-brief, which is part of a series relating to all NSW regions, sets out key labour force trends for the residents of the Newcastle & Lake Macquarie region. Data has been sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey. The...
'Shaping our Cities' (1998) was the NSW Government's plan to address economic and population growth in the Greater Metropolitan Region.
The New South Wales Department of Juvenile Justice (JJNSW) has piloted the Intensive Supervision Program (ISP) in Werrington and Newcastle. The program adheres to the international evidence-based Multisystemic Therapy (MST) approach. The ISP targets chronic juvenile offenders and seeks to empower caregivers to enhance parenting...