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 the Hunter.

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Dr Richard Denniss is the Chief Economist and former Executive Director of The Australia Institute. He is a prominent Australian economist, author and public policy commentator, and a former Associate Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University in Canberra. Richard was described by Mark Kenny in the SMH as “a constant thorn in the side of politicians on both sides due to his habit of skewering dodgy economic justifications for policy”. In October 2018, The AFR listed Richard and Ben Oquist of The Australia Institute as equal 10thplace in their ‘Covert Power’ list of the most powerful people in Australia.

In 2017, Richard was awarded a National Leadership Award for Alumni from the University of Newcastle.

The event will commence at 6pm and conclude at 7.30pm. Everybody is welcome and members have complimentary rights to attend.  For other attendees, we request a $10 donation at the door to assist us with our ongoing costs of presenting events.

Confusion, Contradictions and Consequences