What we want to see from the Senate Select Committee on Electric Vehicles

What we want to see from the Senate Select Committee on Electric Vehicles

Warwick Cathro explains what we need to see from the Senate Select Committee on Electric Vehicles

The Senate Select Committee on Electric Vehicles (EVs) was initiated recently by the new Independent Senator from South Australia Tim Storer, and was asked to inquire into the use and manufacture of EVs in Australia.

Now, with the spring federal parliament sitting fortnight and CCL’s annual National Lobby Days in about 6 weeks, it is a good time to ask the questions about what we really want to see happen on transport emissions mitigation in the next few years.   

In this presentation (youtube) Warwick Cathro will talk about what is happening elsewhere in the world and why Australia can not afford to be unimaginative when it comes to the inevitable transition to future transport.  


Warwick completed a PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Sydney before embarking on a career in the library industry in Canberra, working at the Parliamentary Library (1974-77) and the National Library (1978-2011). From 2014 he coordinated the 350.org Canberra campaign to lobby the ACT Government to divest from fossil fuels. Since then he has edited several submissions to Government and Parliamentary inquiries on behalf of 350.org Australia, 350.org Canberra and Canberra EV (the ACT Branch of the Australian Electric Vehicle Association), including Canberra EV’s submission to the current Senate Inquiry into Electric Vehicles.  

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Edited recordings are available at CCL Australia Youtube