Taking people's views into account results in designs that better fit their needs.
We are not all in this together.
The ocean pool is a familiar sight in New South Wales but isn’t nearly as common elsewhere.
New South Wales boasts many wonderful ocean pools, thanks to a combination of climate, geology, culture and prosperity. Despite concerns about costs, economic and health benefits far outweigh these.
Newcastle, Australia’s second-biggest non-capital city. Research confirms just how important a local newspaper is to a local community.
Being sold off is the best news the staff and readers of the Newcastle Herald have had for a long time.
The UN's special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights will look at the effects of austerity on the UK's most vulnerable.
At 90 years old, the Tyne Bridge shows how a practical piece of infrastructure can become an integral part of a city's culture and identity.
The bigger Melbourne gets, the more attractive it becomes.
In the 70s, Whitlam tried to build new, big cities. But this was too costly. Now the most viable solution for Australia's population woes is to make existing cities bigger.
A photograph of Frederick Douglass, African American abolitionist, writer and statesman, taken in the 1870s.
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It's 200 years since the legendary African American abolitionist and ex-slave Frederick Douglass crossed the Atlantic and found freedom in northeast England.
Martin Luther King in Newcastle, 1967.
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Black British history is too often overlooked, and its connections to the US even more so.
Nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture, Spotlight has won over critics with its compelling story and strong cast featuring Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo.
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If you haven't seen Oscar winner Spotlight yet, go. It tells the true story of how decades of abuse in one city was finally uncovered - followed by revelations worldwide, including in my home town.
Sydney’s Kings Cross precinct has 3AM ‘last-drinks’ laws and 1:30AM lockouts for premises that serve alcohol.
As Queensland considers new laws to curb alcohol-fuelled violence in response to a one-punch death, several policy experiments that have occurred in recent years can provide valuable lessons.
While the Newcastle council decision may not trigger divestment from fossil fuels, it is a chance for the port to consider its future direction.
Amid jeers of hypocrisy and cheers of climate leadership, what can we really say about this policy move in one of New South Wales' historic coal towns?
Left behind. Where do fans sit in the new hierarchy?
The beautiful game has always had an ugly side to its relationship with the press, but are things now going too far?
Tens of thousands have signed a petition for the north of England to join Scotland. But deeper cooperation rather than secession is the answer.
Then treasurer and now New South Wales Premier Mike Baird (centre) at Newcastle’s Wickham train station in 2013.
If you're looking for key battles to watch in the New South Wales election, which could help decide who forms the next state government, then you need to know the story of the Newcastle railway line.
Newcastle has warmly hosted immigrants for a long time.
A march is planned for February 28 in a city with a long history of tolerance.
There’s much more of this than there used to be.
The conventional image of suburbia is one of bland affluence and social homogeneity. Suburbs are where the middle classes aspire to make their nests. They are the idealised safe havens for raising children…
Not the bleedin’ Geordies ‘n’ all?!
While the Scottish independence referendum debate has revived democracy north of the border, it has also led to increased stirrings in the north of England. One recent proposal has even launched a petition…
The Sun says we should love this man.
One of the legacies of the Hillsborough stadium disaster in 1989 is the widespread and high-profile boycott in Liverpool of The Sun. That Britain’s biggest selling national newspaper experiences a circulatory…
Fog on the Tyne, but no parliament.
You can perhaps forgive the north of England for casting an envious glance across the border to Scotland. A yes vote in September could significantly enhance Scotland’s ability to determine its own economic…