Federal election 2022: Labor promises $16m for Newcastle University energy testing centre

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated May 12 2022 - 8:10am, first published 8:05am
POPULAR: University of Newcastle vice-chancellor Alex Zelinsky speaks at Labor's announcement on Thursday of $16 million for an energy technology testing centre.

The political love-in for hydrogen continued on Thursday when Labor announced a $16 million commitment to build an energy research and testing centre at University of Newcastle.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

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 reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 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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