Chris Nelder from Energy & Capital has posted extensive notes on every presentation from the recent ASPO conference for anyone interested - 47 page PDF: ASPO Notes (Click to download) David Clarke has commenced a series of articles on the new Oil Drum (Australia New Zealand) website, which will discuss: 1. Where are we, how did we get there, what’s in our immediate future? The next 5 years in Australia. 2. Scenarios and threat analysis. Australia out to 2020. 3. Social solutions and personal preparations. First article is available now and further updates as the next two are posted: Australia: The Place To Be (Part 1) - (Click to view) Personally, I think the article is overly optimistic about mostly the wrong things (not saying there isn't cause for optimism, just that it's founded on some shaky things in this instance) and not entirely accurate, but it has certainly sparked quite a bit of debate which is interesting in and of itself...particularely when viewed through the 'lens' of Permaculture.