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A Public Meeting (see full video above) was called on the 16 March 2015 in the Newcastle Town Hall to discuss the Final Report of the NSW Parliamentary Enquiry into Newcastle and Hunter Planning.

Public Meeting - Panorama - Newcastle Town Hall 16th March 2015 (Photo: Gionni Di Gravio)

Public Meeting – Panorama – Newcastle Town Hall 16th March 2015 (Photo: Gionni Di Gravio)

The meeting was convened by Margaret Henry and chaired by Paul Scott.

Is the Rail Cut Legal? Poster (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

Is the Rail Cut Legal? Poster (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

Speakers included (in order of appearance):

Nuatali Nelmes – Lord Mayor of the City of Newcastle (Australia)

Nuatali Nelmes - Lord Mayor of the City of Newcastle (Australia) (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

Nuatali Nelmes – Lord Mayor of the City of Newcastle (Australia) (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)


Jodie Harrison – Mayor of the City of Lake Macquarie


David Shoebridge MLC – Greens Member of the NSW Legislative Council

David Shoebridge MLC - Greens Member of the NSW Legislative Council (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

David Shoebridge MLC – Greens Member of the NSW Legislative Council (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)


The Hon. Lynda Voltz MLC, Member of the NSW Legislative Council

[https://youtu.be/VnsiGY-2KDY]


Brian Ladd – NICRA (Newcastle Inner City Residents Alliance)


Joan Dawson – SOR (Save Our Rail)

Joan Dawson - SOR (Save Our Rail) (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

Joan Dawson – SOR (Save Our Rail) (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)


Kim Ostinga – Friends of King Edward Park


Michelle Burdekin – Whitebridge Community Alliance


David Blythe – Hunter Concerned Citizens


Cr Michael Osbourne – Greens Councillor City of Newcastle (Australia)

Cr Michael Osbourne - Greens Councillor City of Newcastle (Australia) (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

Cr Michael Osbourne – Greens Councillor City of Newcastle (Australia) (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)


Jenny Aitchinson – Labor Candidate for Maitland

Milton Caine – Christian Democratic Oarty Newcastle

Tim Crakanthorp, MP – NSW State Member for Newcastle

With a selection of questions from the evening including:

Pat from Bulga

The Hunter Deserves Better (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

The Hunter Deserves Better (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

Doug Lithgow and Gionni Di Gravio (Photo Credit: Ann Hardy)

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This listing of archives relating to the history of student organisations and political affairs deposited in the University’s Archives since 1975 was compiled by Mr Gregg Heathcote.

It includes material from the Newcastle University Students’ Association (NUSA), (1965 – Present) the organisation representing undergraduate and post graduate students at the University of Newcastle, NSW, Australia.

The organisation focuses on advocacy, political representation and organising as well as providing welfare services and supporting a student based food co-operative.

NUSA publishes the student magazine Opus.

The listing also includes archives relating to the Student Representative Council (SRC), related clubs and societies, photographs, ephemera and publications.

There is also material from its predecessor organisation, Newcastle University College Students’ Association (NUCSA) (1953-1965) with Minutes from its first meeting held on the 29th April 1953.

There is also material from the Student Representative Council and bodies of the Newcastle Teacher’s College (NTC) and subsequent incarnations as the Newcastle College of Advanced Education (NCAE) and Hunter Institute of Higher Education (HIHE) including the student publication Altjiringa.

Archives Listing of the Newcastle University Students’ Association (NUSA) (140KB PDF file)