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CofFEE produces a range of publications which you can access. In most cases, the publications are available for download. In some cases, a third-party provider is involved.

Please contact the CofFEE Office for more information about accessing our publications. If you would like to purchase any of our past conference proceedings, including "The Way Forward - Austerity or Stimulus?" (2011 CofFEE Conference) proceedings, please contact our office directly via email at: coffee@newcastle.edu.au or phone (02) 4921 7283.

  • Working Papers
  • Reports
  • CLMI
  • Op Ed
  • Proceedings
  • Books

The Centre of Full Employment and Equity freely makes available the working papers that constitute the basis of our research effort. Comments are welcome. They are all in pdf to ensure wide accessibility. If you want to request permission to quote any of our work that is in draft form or wish to receive a hard copy version please E-mail.

  Note: from 2009 while the Working Paper series will continue, most of the unpublished research of CofFEE Director, Professor Bill Mitchell appears on his daily blog. This is considered a more efficient way of disseminating the research activities prior to formal publication.

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2009 - Red alert suburbs: An employment vulnerability index for Australia's major urban regions

The Centre of Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) at the University of Newcastle in collaboration with the Urban Research Program (URP) at Griffith University launched the CofFEE/URP Employment vulnerability index (EVI) on March 16, 2009. The Report is accompanied by a fully-resourced WWW Home Page which has extensive maps and data profiles of the job loss suburbs. The Report can also be downloaded from the EVI Home Page. Further developments in the near future will include interactive maps which will provide a more dynamic understanding of urban disadvantage in Australia's metropolitan and regional centres.

2008 - Creating effective local labour markets: a new framework for regional employment policy

This CofFEE Policy Report develops a new framework for the design of regional employment policy. It emphasises increased public sector infrastructure spending, the implementation of a National Skills Development framework and the introduction of a national Job Guarantee. Our proposed new integrated policy framework will provide more effective ways to assist disadvantaged individuals into employment and advance sustainable solutions to persistent unemployment across regional Australia.

2008 - A Just Transition to a Renewable Energy Economy in the Hunter Region, Australia

This Report was commissioned by Greenpeace Australia and demonstrates major benefits to the Hunter and nearby Wyong region from shifting from coal-fired power to a renewable energy economy. The Report includes two energy scenarios, detailing job creation for the Hunter as a self-sufficient energy producer and as an export centre.

For the CofFEE Labour Markets Indicators (CLMI), please go to the CLMI Home Page

Researchers at the Centre of Full Employment and Equity regularly write Op Ed articles on items of public interest.

From 2009, we now replicate our Op Ed commentary in the Director's Blog and so no longer produce a separate publication for download.








Information about our Conference Proceedings collection which can still be purchased will be available soon.

Information about our published books which are available for purchase will be available soon.