In Depth

Hunter Region economy still not big enough to provide employment for all University of Newcastle graduates.

Matthew Kelly
Updated July 6 2018 - 1:56pm, first published 5:00am

THE Hunter’s economy – home to the world’s largest coal export port – is still not capable of providing viable employment options for many of the thousands of university graduates seeking jobs at the end of their degrees. 

Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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