About Us

Our Purpose

The Newcastle Institute aims to support rational and respectful public discourse about key policy issues facing the community and nation, building the intellectual vibrancy in our region.

Our Objectives

To achieve this purpose the Newcastle Institute will:

  • Support a platform for presentation of new policies and ideas of local, regional or national significance
  • Provide a forum for innovative and critical thinking to influence the development and debate of public policy at all levels.

Our Principles

  • Respect and recognition of the shared interests, contributions, and mutual interdependence of all sectors of the community
  • Commitment to innovative thinking, critical debate and intellectual excellence
  • Honesty, integrity, and ethical participation in debate and means of influence.

Within these principles, the Newcastle Institute will not take a position on any issue, but will value diversity of ideas and engagement in the public policy debate.

Our Activities

The Newcastle Institute holds monthly meetings between March and November including invited presentations about key policy issues facing the community and nation. Presenters are local, state or national people with expertise on the these issues identities. These meetings are promoted through local media and speakers’ opinion pieces in the Newcastle Herald.

Contact us

Please get in touch with the Newcastle Institute if you’re interested in our upcoming events, or membership.