- Summer, (December) 2001
Potter and the Pendulums of Perpetual Motion: Economic Policy Instruments for
To protect the ‘muggles’ from themselves, the ‘economic wizards’ need
to be careful and explicit about the strengths and limitations of
environmental economic instruments.
Policy Implementation Challenged by some Land Management Realities
The National Land and Water Resources Audit has identified some important
realities that confront aspirations for significant and speedy landscape
change in Australia.
Knowledge Means New Approaches to Solving Dryland Salinity
Case study contributions to the National Land and Water Resources Audit
point to the need for more options in the battle against dryland salinity and
for better evaluation of engineering and land management strategies.
Land Stewardship : A Pillar to Reinforce Natural Resource Management?
A set of mechanisms are needed to make progress in natural resource
management and policy. Duty of care, or stewardship, market based measures
and voluntary agreements are desirable pillars in a sustainable land
Taxpayer, Send Money
Dryland salinity is a phenomenon with national ramifications. Without sound
scientific research and a proper economic perspective, dryland salinity is
capable of absorbing a very large amount of public money for a very long time
to very little effect.
Management and Asset Security
The National Farmers’ Federation number one issue in the recent Federal
election campaign was farmers’ property rights. What is the farmer’s
policy position on property rights as a mechanism to protect public good on
private farm land?
Lessons for Government and Rural Industry from the Wool Stockpile
The collapse of the wool industry’s reserve price scheme created one of
the bigger marketing and financial disasters in Australian farming history.
Will lessons be learnt?