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Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) Centre

2019 Upper Hunter Economic Breakfast Series - 10 April 2019




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Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) Centre

2019 Upper Hunter Economic Breakfast Series - 10 April 2019

Date and Time

Wed 10th Apr, 6:45 am - 9:00 am


Muswellbrook RSL Club
113 Bridge St, Muswellbrook NSW 2333, Australia

Event description


Since 2002 the Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) Centre has run a dedicated research program in the Upper Hunter. Our insights are shared twice a year at our economic breakfasts. We invite you to join us at our first event for 2019.

Keynote speaker Tony Wood, Energy Program Director at the Grattan Institute, will consider Energy for Japan, China, Korea: Future coal exports from the Hunter. Is demand for Hunter Valley coal likely to go up, down, or sideways? Over what time frame – 10 years, 20 years, 50 years – might significant changes occur? The Hunter would benefit from greater certainty. What level of certainty is possible?

Tony took up his role at the Institute in 2011 after 14 years working at Origin Energy in senior executive roles. He has consulted the Australian Government on energy policy and was last year recognised with an Order of Australia for his contribution to this critical national debate.

HRF Centre's Lead Economist, Dr Anthea Bill, will help set your business compass for the year ahead with her unique insights on the Upper Hunter economy including business and consumer expectations. This will include the results of our Pulse Survey of local conditions presented in our latest Upper Hunter Region Economic Indicators

Join 170+ other guests at this long-running series on 10 April. Be informed, challenged, inspired and 'connected'.


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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.