David Flanagan says Murdoch University has played a key role in supporting the work being done on Barrow Island. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Murdoch, Chevron unite for Harry Butler Institute

The legacy of one of Western Australia’s environmental pioneers has been recognised with the launch of the Harry Butler Institute – an initiative set up through a partnership between Murdoch University and energy giant Chevron.

The institute will offer new academic pathways for students and support research programs promoting sustainability and environmental protection. 

The institute will be located at Murdoch University, with Chevron to sponsor the establishment of the Chevron Harry Butler chair in environmental management and biosecurity.  


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Research into environmental sustainability with the backing of Chevron. I wonder what could go wrong? What's next, backing an institute looking at how to reduce tax avoidance?

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