The Newcastle Institute regrets to announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances our last meeting of the year scheduled for 8th November is cancelled. We look forward to next year with a range of new public policy discussions starting in March 2018.
The next Public Forum hosted by The Newcastle Institute will feature the work of the newDemocracy, an independent, non-partisan foundation which works to develop alternative models of citizen-based democracy and restore trust in public decision-making. newDemocracy was founded a decade
Local public policy think-tank, The Newcastle Institute, is hosting a ‘Conversation’ event with the Honourable Campbell Newman, former Premier of Queensland. The conversation will be facilitated by local journalist and academic Paul Scott. This special event follows the successful July
2017 Lord Mayoral Election Forum 6pm-8pm August 31st. Newcastle City Wests (formerly Panthers & The Workers Club) Independent think-tank The Newcastle Institute, will be conducting a public forum for the coming Lord Mayoral Election on Thursday August 31st, in the
Keep 31 August free for another Newcastle Institute Candidates’ Forum. This time, it will be candidates for the role of Lord Mayor of Newcastle who will be making their pitch. Come along to Wests City, (former Panthers/Workers) at 6pm on
Conversation with Nathan Rees The Newcastle Institute, is hosting a ‘Conversation’ with the Honourable Nathan Rees, former Premier of NSW. This July event is part one of a two part series featuring conversations with politicians. The second in this series,
Post-truths, alternative facts, fake news. These terms are thrown about in the traditional and social media, by politicians and by people wanting to discredit statements they disagree with. The post truth era is described as when objective facts and scientific
Recent events in South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria have shown that dramatic changes are needed if we are going to have a secure, reliable, cheap and sustainable power supply. Intermittent renewables like wind and solar are becoming cheaper than conventional
One of the most exciting stories in Newcastle in recent years has been the success and achievements of ‘Renew Newcastle’. What started as an off-beat idea to revitalise Hunter Street has gained international recognition and is being applied in many other cities. Enabling
The election of Donald Trump as the 45th US President confounded most political experts. Not only was his rise wholly unanticipated by the political class, speculation about his ‘inevitable’ demise – right up until election night – was grossly exaggerated.