Hunter River Valley


Never gonna dig you up! Modelling the economic impacts of a moratorium on new coal mines

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...

Housing for young people in nursing homes: a report from a social finance think tank

The Social Finance Think Tank was convened to explore the development of a social finance model for the Summer Foundation’s next housing demonstration project in the Hunter NDIS trial site in NSW. This report summarises the briefing papers provided to the Social Finance Think Tank...

New housing options for people with significant disability: design insights

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...

Hunter Valley labour force trends

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 Hunter Valley region. Data has been sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) monthly Labour Force Survey. The ABS divides...

Activists call for Hunter Valley coal mine ban

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 environmental...
Fact sheet

Partnership against homelessness

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.
Working paper

Patterns of power: control strategies for statutory authorities: the case of the Hunter District Water Board 1892-1990

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.
Working paper

Industrial organisation: work practices & rituals in the Hunter District Water Board

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.
Working paper

Simply washed out by a woman: social control, status and discrimination in a statutory authority

This paper chronicles the history of the Hunter District Water Board and analyses occupational discrimination experienced by many female employees.