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Census highlights a divided community

Posted by Edgar Adams on 8 August 2022
Census highlights a divided community
The ABS has just released the first tranche of data from the 2021 Census., more will be released in October but in the meantime we can get a good look at what the Central Coast looks like in terms of demographics. CCBR has started work on analysing this data looking at the population increase, how old we are, how much we earn and what is costs to pay off or  rent a home. On Page 6 you will see a brief Community Profile of Gosford, Terrigal and the main growth areas to the north: Hamlyn...
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Good news for Gosford

Posted by Edgar Adams on 5 July 2022
Good news for Gosford
Reading CCBR this month has to give us some hope for the future. And so to the events of the last month! With an election in the offing Premier Perrottet, accompanied by Treasurer Matt Kean, and Cities Minister Rob Stokes came to Gosford on Saturday of the June long week end to announce $500 million toward construction of a fast rail line between Sydney and Newcastle and, by the way, $18 million as the State’s contribution toward a new Gosford Campus for the University of Newcastle (s...
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A poisoned challis for Labor?

Posted by Edgar Adams on 1 June 2022
A poisoned challis for Labor?
The May 2022 Federal Election will go down as a watershed moment in Australian political history, not because there has been a change in government but because we will now have a government influenced by the largest number of independents all with an idea that their ideas will save Australia and the World. The Teals – financed by a squllionaire who inherited his wealth from a corporate raider – all coming from a privileged upbringing and little knowledge if any of the world prior...
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For business, is there any alternative to a Morrison Federal Government?

Posted by Edgar Adams on 4 May 2022
For business, is there any alternative to a Morrison Federal Government?
As we move toward the climax of another Federal Election business owners need to think seriously about their future under a union controlled Labor Government. As always the unions will finance most of the ALP’s campaign and of course that means there will be payback.  First cab off the rank will be the treatment of casual workers and gig workers. The unions have been campaigning against casual and gig workers for years. Only a few months ago they had a win in the High Court with...
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The Central Coast - Where is it going?

Posted by Edgar Adams on 7 April 2022
The Central Coast - Where is it going?
This month we continue with our annual Central Coast Economic Report, an initiative we implemented in April last year, so as to highlight to the community, business and government the state of the regional economy. From around 1995 to 2011 the Central Coast Research Foundation (am offshoot of the highly regarded and long-standing Hunter Valley Research Foundation) provided half yearly Central Coast Economic Updates. The State Government and local councils covered the costs.  Got killed...
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