University expert questions crowd, spending figures in Newcastle Supercars report

Michael Parris
Updated September 1 2019 - 3:29pm, first published August 31 2019 - 8:00am
Action from last year's Supercars race. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
Action from last year's Supercars race. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A Hunter Research Foundation Centre report into Newcastle's first Supercars race inflated its economic benefits by 56 per cent, according to a retired University of Newcastle professor.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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