Oil and gas decommissioning a big opportunity

Woodside’s struggles in fully removing old infrastructure from its offshore Enfield oil field, have reminded us of the risks and opportunities associated with the huge decommissioning task facing the industry.

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The problem with relying on experts

The expert advice we should be wary of comes from people who trade in the subjective, making predictions about the future based on their knowledge of the past.

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Increased regulation and intervention to become the norm

Given the urgency of the climate transition and its wide-ranging impacts on people and planet, industry should expect greater regulation and intervention, not less, in the years ahead.

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Time to do the opposite on climate, biodiversity and inequality?

If the sum of all of the decisions we have taken to date have delivered us climate change, biodiversity loss and growing inequality, surely it’s time to consider... doing the opposite.

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Aboriginal youths star in fresh health campaign

For its new health campaign, the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia ditched the professional actors in favour of untrained locals. The result is bursting with an authenticity that could help improve health outcomes for one of the state’s most

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Is a lack of diversity holding Australian cricket back?

Could higher levels of support and commercial success be available for the Australian men’s cricket team, if it was more representative of all the people who love and play cricket in Australia?

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Vanadium batteries a potential powerhouse in energy storage

When you think of batteries, lithium is the first type that comes to mind, but Perth company AVESS is seeking to shake up the energy storage sector using vanadium redox flow batteries.

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Ignore anti-woke backlash to effect social change

Germany’s world cup loss to Japan could have occurred because Japan played better on the day. But, that wouldn’t suit the narrative of the anti-woke, among which charging others with virtue signaling has become virtue signaling, in itself.

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Gas industry communications need to improve

With the effects of climate change becoming increasingly apparent, and the sensitivity to greenwash growing, the gas industry’s recently increased effort in engagement and communication will need to be permanent, open and honest.

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Mining workplace education pilot builds safety and respect

The titans of WA’s mining sector – Rio Tinto, BHP, Fortescue Metals Group – have seen amazing success individually. But to address the need to create safe workplaces in the broader sector they have pooled their resources, and the early results are promisi

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