When the University of Newcastle appointed the Chair of Whitehaven Coal as its new Chancellor, it prompted a swift and public backlash from students, staff, philanthropists and alumni. Join our chief economist Richard Denniss as he unpacks the problems with the university’s decision, the community who challenged that decision and why Vaile ended up resigning his position.

The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute

Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett

Guest: Richard Denniss, Chief Economist The Australia Institute // @RDNS_TAI

Producer: Jennifer Macey //@jennifermacey

Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum; additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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