2019 Hunter Economic Breakfast Series - 15 November 2019
Date and Time
JOIN 250+ OTHER GUESTS TO CONSIDER 2-MILLION RESIDENTS FOR TOMORROW'S HUNTER REGION
The HRF Centre's Hunter Economic Breakfast on 15 November will continue this year's theme of Collaboration and Vision with a focus on the future.
Australia's population is set to climb past 40 million by 2056. How many more residents can Newcastle and the Hunter region expect to see?
Will they be younger, older, working, retired, from Australia's cities or from abroad? What are alternative scenarios? How are the outcomes likely to be affected by policies, markets and international politics?
Current patterns of immigration and internal migration suggest that the bulk of growth will occur in the already congested capital cities, but the Regional Australia Institute (RAI) sees alternatives. Come to hear about RAI's forecasts, the options they see, and the government measures that they recommend, from Liz Ritchie, our breakfast guest speaker and the RAI's co-CEO. Liz will examine RAI's recently released publication, Regional Population Growth - Are We Ready?
Join us as she outlines scenarios for Newcastle and the Hunter. When will we reach a population of 2 million? What does that imply for employment opportunities, the age mix and wellbeing? By
Professor Alex Zelinsky, the University of Newcastle's Vice-Chancellor, will discuss the University's new strategy.
Dr Anthea Bill, the HRF Centre's Lead Economist, will present an update on the current state-of-play for the national, international and local economies. She will also provide an overview of the Hunter's population prospects.
We hope that you can join us on 15 November.
Be informed, challenged, inspired and 'connected'.
Fri. 15 Nov | 6:45am - 9am Speakers commence 7:15am
Parking: On-street parking is free up until 9am, or can be pre-paid after 9am. Fees apply for parking in the Wests carparks.
Contact: Olivia Wyborn - Email or call (02) 4033 9457
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Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) Centre
The Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) Centre at the University of Newcastle conducts an annual program of engaged economic and social research. The Centre's researchers have a deep understanding of the dynamics of the Hunter region, based on more than 60 years of unique data. They harness their expertise to deliver independent and insightful research, including a long-standing economic breakfast series in Newcastle and Muswellbrook. In collaboration with industry, government and the community, the HRF Centre's 'engaged research' aims to characterise economic and social opportunities and challenges in regions facing significant transition.