WHAT FUTURE FOR RESOURCE EXTRACTION IN AUSTRALIA AND ITS REGION?

Seminar/Forum

WHAT FUTURE FOR RESOURCE EXTRACTION IN AUSTRALIA AND ITS REGION?

Yasuko Hiraoka Myer Room
Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Level 1, Swanston St, Carlton
Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Level 1, Swanston St, Carlton

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Resource extraction is one of the most hotly debated issues of our time. The mining of raw materials for energy, manufacture, construction, and wealth has long been a central part of Australia’s economic narrative. In the 19th Century, gold changed the fortunes of the early colonies. In more recent times, iron ore, uranium, and timber – and now coal and natural gas - have played a key role in transforming Australia’s and its region’s economic landscape. Now new forms of extraction from wind and sun are being developed to power our increasingly energy hungry lifestyles.

Intense contests over these resources – where, how and why they might be produced and owned - are pressing reminders of the diverse impacts of resource extraction, and their uneven effects being experienced differently locally, regionally and globally.

The School of Geography invites you to a public panel discussion which brings together leading experts from industry and academia to discuss these positive and negative impacts. The Panel will include:

Professor Marcia Langton Foundation Professor of Australian Indigenous Studies, The University of Melbourne

Serena Lillywhite CEO, Transparency International Australia

Rachell Ball Head of Public Policy and Advocacy, Oxfam Australia

Professor Tony Bebbington ARC Laureate Professorial Fellow, School of Geography, The University of Melbourne

Presenters

  • Ms Rachel Ball
    Ms Rachel Ball, Head of Public Policy and Advocacy
  • Professor Anthony Bebbington
    Professor Anthony Bebbington, ARC Laureate Professor
  • Ms Serena  Lillywhite
    Ms Serena Lillywhite, CEO
  • Professor Marcia Langton
    Professor Marcia Langton, Foundation Professor of Australian Indigenous Studies