The Newcastle Institute now has an updated website and URL. For the new decade we’ve launched a new website with an up to date look and feel. It is alive and growing at our new web address at http://newcastleinstitute.org.au
April Event: Australia’s Energy Future
Unfortunately, social distancing and other strategies mean that we are unable to continue with our program in its current form. The Committee is working on alternatives and we expect to publish more information very soon. Why not head on over
Ethical failures – Banks, Bushfires and Billionaires
Ethical failures – Banks, Bushfires and Billionaires There was nothing inevitable about the bushfires that ravaged Australia this last, searing summer. There’s nothing inevitable about a bank charging fees to the dead; nor in the rich and powerful corrupting democracy. It
Space in the new era– The Dream and the Reality
In the year of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, there is much talk about a new era in space exploration. Supported by public and private investment, new missions into space are being planned. Australia’s ‘Astronomer at Large’
Margaret Henry Memorial Lecture – October 23
Wendy McCarthy AO to give the second annual Margaret Henry Memorial Lecture – October 23 Respected businesswoman, educator and feminist activist Wendy McCarthy AO will present the second annual Margaret Henry Memorial Lecture at City Hall on October 23. The
What? Religious Freedom: Do we need more protection?
Australia is a multicultural and multi-faith society. In recognition of this, there is a multitude of laws which protect Australians against discrimination based on religion. These laws, across jurisdictions, allow Australians to practice the religion of their choice. The 2018
What is the state of Regional Media?
The last two decades have seen massive changes in all forms of mass media. These changes have been particularly felt in regional areas where resources for media have contracted. The days of locally owned radio and television stations covering local
Confusion, Contradictions and Consequences
Dr Richard Denniss, a former Novocastrian who is now Chief Economist as The Australia Institute, will highlight the confusion and contradictions surrounding the debate about coal in Australia and the consequences of that confusion for protecting and creating jobs in
July event: What? Music – Why does it matter?
What an engaging event: Thanks to Paul and David for such an educative experience, and thanks to all of our attendees. See the video of the event here Music is an integral part of our lives. From very early ages
Newcastle as a restorative city.
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/making-it-personal-does-restorative-justice-work/news-story/bca241dca66363c7c6aac65ccf979ea5 Our June forum at the Newcastle Institute will be looking at Restorative Justice What is a Restorative city? What is Restorative Justice? The Restorative City movement grew out of restorative justice initiatives, which seeks to transform the cultural and