Beyond Oil Conference

The Sustainable Transport Coalition inconjunction with the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (WA Branch), are holding a conference entitled Western Australia: Beyond Oil on Friday February 21 at the Alexander Library. Focusing on cost effective solutions to reduce oil dependence, the conference will bring together industry, agriculture, policy makers and community groups, in an effort to emphasise the need for a cooperative approach to the problem of the looming oil supply gap. The conference will also address areas such as, learning how and why leading businesses are decreasing their oil reliance right now, business opportunities in supplying environmental products and services, exploring policy settings that can make a difference and individual and group action that can change attitudes and policy. Keynote speakers for the conference include, Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, the Honourable Alannah MacTiernan; Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, executive officer, Barry Jones; BP Australia, regional president Australia and New Zealand, Greg Bourne; Wesfarmers Energy Limited, managing director, David Robb; and National Road Transport Commission,  chairman and Stuart Hicks Management, managing director, Stuart Hicks. Tickets to the conference are available from the Sustainable Transport Coalition for $275 per person or $150 for attendees from a nongovernment, not-for-profit organisation. For further information or to register phone the conference secretary Irina Cattalini on 9420 7268 or email

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