Implications of peak oil (energy stress) on lifestyles in urban and rural environments in Australia

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Dr Paul Tranter (

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Based on recent spikes in global oil prices, this project examines implications for quality of life in urban and rural locations in Australia.

Possible themes:

  • Impact of increased oil prices on children’s rights and freedoms
  • Development of policies to respond to or adapt to increased oil prices
  • Impact of oil prices on food production, health, and transport
  • Oil alternatives in rural and urban Australia.
  • Increased oil price and its affects on community