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Huffington Post, 21 October 2010


832. Hon KEN TRAVERS to the Minister for Transport:

(1) Are the new billboards on the Perth – Bunbury Highway located on government-owned land; and, if yes, which agency owns the land?


830. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Minister for Transport:

What is the current balance of the parking levy fund and which costed projects that will use those funds are currently underway?



821. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Minister for Transport:

I refer to question without notice 1181 asked on 24 November 2009 to which the minister advised that the state integrated public transpor

6th ASPO USA Conference presentations

Poverty In Suburbs Increasing Rapidly During Economic Downturn

Huffington Post, 7 October 2010

The American suburb is no longer a refuge from poverty in cities. A pair of analyses by the nonprofit Brookings Institution paints a bleak economic picture for the 100 largest metropolitan areas over the past decade and in coming years, and finds that suburbs now are home to one-third of the nation's poor, and rising.

Exxon Mobil abandons Great South Basin

NZ Herald, 11 October 2010

Oil supermajor Exxon Mobil has done as predicted a year ago and surrendered its exploration licence in the Great South Basin in a move that dents the government's efforts to "transform" the resource sector by pursuing frontier oil and gas basins more aggressively. Analysis of extensive seismic survey data found "the acreage has a high technical risk", said Todd's managing director, Richard Tweedie.

Google tests car that can drive itself

Sydney Morning Herald, 11 October 2010

Google, the world's largest internet search engine, has been tinkering with engines of another sort and come up with some futuristic results – a car that drives itself.

Hear James Kunstler in Perth: 25 November

James Kunstler is coming to Perth. He will be speaking at the Annual Sport and Recreation Industry Conference (Active 2010) on the 25th of November at the Burswood Entertainment Complex. James will be speaking about peak oil. Let STC know if you want to attend for this session.


Flying Fewer Planes, Airlines Find Stability

New York Times, 8 October 2010

For the first time since their industry was deregulated in the late 1970s, airlines in the United States have managed to hold the line on the number of planes they fly. Evidence of this discipline can be seen at airports around the cou