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Phillip O'Neill

Phillip O'Neill

Director, Centre for Western Sydney, Western Sydney University
Professor Phillip O’Neill is Director of the Centre for Western Sydney at Western Sydney University. Previously he was Foundation Director of the Urban Research Centre at WSU, and Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Newcastle.

Phillip is a widely published international scholar with expertise relating to economic and industrial change especially in large cities.

He had held visiting research fellowships at Bristol University, The University of Massachusetts, the National University of Singapore, the University of Oxford and University College London. Phillip was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geographical Research 2010-14. He sits on the editorial boards of a number of leading international journals and is a member of the advisory board of iBuild, a leading UK infrastructure research venture.

Phillip has held six prestigious Australian Research Council grants including his current grants which investigate Australia’s obstinate infrastructure problems and international infrastructure financing trends.

Phillip writes regular columns for the Fairfax regional and community press and is a prominent media commentator.

In recent times he has completed a 25 year outlook study of employment for Western Sydney, an investigation of mortgage distress in significantly affected Western Sydney neighbourhoods, a detailed audit of Sydney’s threatened agricultural lands, and a path-breaking analysis of Sydney's fresh fruit and vegetable supply chains.

Recession will hit job-poor parts of Western Sydney very hard

Jul 02, 2020 15:55 pm UTC| Economy

This is the second of three articles based on newly released research on the impacts of a lack of local jobs on the rapidly growing Western Sydney region. After 2016 but before COVID-19, it should be said Western...

Congestion-busting infrastructure plays catch-up on long-neglected needs

Apr 03, 2019 10:29 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics Economy

Infrastructure spending is one of the central themes of Treasurer Frydenbergs budget speech. His headline announcement was the promise to increase the ten-year federal infrastructure spend from the A$75 billion announced...

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Economy

S. Korean healthcare and cosmetics exports surge 42% in August

South Korea exported US$1.69 billion worth of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and medical devices in August, up 42 percent from a year ago. According to data from the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), the...

CaixaBank's acquisition of Bankia to create Spain's largest bank

CaixaBank will acquire state-owned Bankia in an all-share deal that would create Spains largest bank with total assets exceeding $786.6 billion. The deal will help the companies tackle dwindling profitability due to the...

Dubai’s DP World to work with Israel’s DoverTower in bid for Haifa Port

Dubai state-owned DP World is teaming up with Israels DoverTower in a joint venture that will bid in the privatization and to conduct a study on opening a direct shipping line between the two Middle East states. Haifa...

60% of pandemic-induced business closures in US become permanent

Yelp data revealed that 97,966 of the 163,735 business closures across the US due to the pandemic as of Aug, 31 wont be reopening. Permanent business closures rose 34 percent since Yelps last report in mid-July. Yelp...

S. Korea, Germany to boost energy ties towards economic recovery, climate goals

South Korea and Germany vowed via a virtual meeting to bolster cooperation in the energy sector towards the recovery of their virus-hit economies and helping each other achieve their climate goals. According to the...

Politics

Melania Trump: Artist explains the meaning behind the new sculpture of FLOTUS

Previously, a statue of first lady Melania Trump in her home country of Slovenia was set on fire. Months later, the artist behind the first statue has created a new one, and recently explained the meaning behind the new...

Donald Trump: POTUS contradicts health officials, says COVID-19 vaccine will be ready in weeks

Donald Trump has often pushed for unproven cures to COVID-19 in light of the rising number of cases and his reelection prospects. Recently, Trump claimed that a vaccine for the coronavirus would be ready in a matter of...

Donald Trump: Former National Security Advisor warns Afghanistan peace talks will be unsuccessful

The White House has recently overseen peace talks and normalization of relations between Israel and other countries in the Middle East. However, according to the Trump administrations former national security advisor, the...

World War 3: Bob Woodward reveals US and North Korea came close to nuclear war

Many have speculated that tensions between the US, China, Russia, India, and other countries can potentially spark World War 3 should it escalate further. According to journalist Bob Woodward in his new book, the US nearly...

Science

Mars mission: Scientists find "worms" inside Martian meteor

NASA is gearing up for the future Mars mission that will take place over the coming years, with the Perseverance Rover already making a headstart after launching into space many weeks ago. With the search for signs of life...

NASA: Scientist says possible discovery of life on Venus needs further study

Venus is known for having an environment that is anything but hospitable, with extreme temperatures making the planet impossible to inhabit. But with the recent discovery of phosphine in the atmosphere, scientists have...

NASA detects Jupiter-sized planet orbiting a star 80 light-years away

NASA has spotted many exoplanets over time, but its recent finding was a first. For the first time, the agency has detected a giant planet orbiting a much smaller corpse of a star. The data from NASAs Spitzer Space...

Climate change: NASA study warns sea level rise by 15 inches if rate of carbon emissions continue

Climate change continues to become a concern as animals in the polar regions are slowly losing their homes, with carbon emissions playing a part in the warming temperatures. A NASA study has revealed the dire result of the...

Technology

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The main star of Apples September event this year is not the new iPhone, but the latest lineup of Apple Watch. The biggest surprise, however, was that the Apple Watch Series 6 was not the only presented at the recent...

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Joining the busy fall season for the consumer tech industry is the GoPro HERO9 Black. The new action camera has been announced and the improvements in its design, specs, and features would give fans to think about whether...

‘World of Warcraft: Shadowlands’ pre-patch details are revealed sans a release date

Since World of Warcraft: Shadowlands was announced last year, Blizzard has been telling gamers the biggest changes that will come with the next expansion. One of the highlight adjustments would be the level squish and a...

‘Resident Evil 8’ is having ‘problems’ playing on PlayStation 5, known insider reports

Resident Evil 8, officially titled Resident Evil Village, is currently slated to be exclusively available on next-generation consoles along with a PC release. However, a new report came to light suggesting that the...
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