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.
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.
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.

Smart specialisation strategy for the Hunter region: a strategy for innovation-driven growth

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...

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

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...

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...