- "Newcastle could well be labelled the export city..... but for its brains. "
- "there is no recognition that the real issue is how we build the Hunter. "
- "Until we shift our focus from these distractions (train line etc) we will not begin to address the real need for a plan at all levels to grow the economic base of the Hunter."
According to him, Newcastle has many strengths
"but brutal honesty would have to be our defining characteristic."
How does this fit with the Scott Holmes who has used his "study leave" on a six-figure salary from the University of Newcastle to "investigate" and "research" a new highly paid position for himself .away from the Hunter .... in Sydney? (do as I say not do as I do)
If he is "brutally honest", did he keep the University of Newcastle informed that he was "researching" a new job?
Or did the University offer the "study leave" to find a new job as this was a cheap way to get rid of him? (like the other senior managers and staff who have disappeared since Caroline McMillen became Vice-Chancellor)?