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This paper chronicles the history of the Hunter District Water Board and analyses occupational discrimination experienced by many female employees.
The statutory authority is a little understood administrative device which has been widely used in Australia by both State and Commonwealth to discharge a variety of responsibilities.
The Partnership Against Homelessness was a network of NSW Government agencies which aims to improve services for homeless men and women. The Partnership oversaw a rolling program of reforms to existing services and introduced new projects to increase access to crisis, temporary and long-term accommodation....
Australia's first Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) is an integral part of RDA Hunter’s economic development agenda to advance the region’s innovation network and grow the Hunter’s international competitiveness. Smart specialisation is an OECD framework implemented widely across the European Union to deliver regional economic transformation...
As the world works to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it will need to burn less coal. As a result, the world will need less coal mines. In the lead up to the Paris climate talks in December 2015, President Anote Tong of Kiribati and other...
There is a growing interest in social investment in Australia, where investors see a positive social benefit as well as a financial return. Government and philanthropy alone do not have the resources to build the number of housing and support options needed to resolve the...
One of the reasons young people remain living in residential aged care facilities is that there are limited suitable housing options for them. While the recent introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) means that people can get funding for support and equipment, without...
Once an unquestioned source of economic prosperity, the damage caused by coal to people’s health, natural capital and the global climate has led to closer scrutiny of its impacts. The evidence suggests coal is becoming an unwelcome social and economic burden, and a risk to...
A group of health professionals and environmentalists are calling on NSW Premier Mike Baird to ban new coal mining in the Hunter Valley.
The lobby group includes former Australians of the Year Professors Fiona Stanley and Tim Flannery, who say that the health and...
This paper is part of a program that chronicles the administrative history of the Hunter District Water Board. Working Paper No. 8 focuses on day-to-day work practices, dynamics between employees and organisational culture.