Following consideration by the Faculty Representative Panel of a second round of draft proposals from the Formal Governance, Disciplines and Research Themes working parties, the working parties are now in the process of considering the feedback and making necessary revisions to their proposals. Once this is complete, the proposals will be circulated to the Faculty for further consideration and feedback.
The working parties of the One Faculty, One Future project are well into operation, with the second draft proposals recently presented to the Faculty Representative Panel. In addition, progress continues to be made with the professional staff structure, with all ongoing staff now transferred into new positions and advertising underway for vacancies.
All staff are reminded that as part of the Faculty's commitment open dialogue and dissemination of information a series of weekly information sessions are being held on the implementation of the new professional staff structure.
These sessions will provide all staff with an opportunity to hear an update on the implementation of the professional staff structure, and ask questions.
As the price of oil goes up, it becomes worth the cost for resource companies to spend billions of dollars exploring and drilling in deeper and deeper water.
And the huge financial cost is only the start of a host of differences between drilling in relatively shallow water and exploring the deeper water - with seabeds more than 500 metres below the surface.
President of the International Crisis Group and former Australian Attorney-General and Foreign Minister, Gareth Evans, US ambassador-designate Kim Beazley and West Australian Premier Colin Barnett were among leading political, business, academic and media figures who met at The University of Western Australia from November 8 to 10 to debate the geopolitical, economic and social issues confronting our region.
The century of cheap energy is behind us, according to an international energy expert visiting The University of Western Australia.
Lord Ron Oxburgh is Chairman of Falck Renewables, and an advisor on environment and energy to the Government of Singapore, Climate Change Capital and Deutschebank. A geologist, he was Chairman of Shell Petroleum UK.