This discussion paper was commissioned by the National Committee on Soil and Terrain (NCST) to investigate the key soil resource and management issues and opportunities in Australia.
The paper provides perspectives on:
- A vision and guiding principles for soil management
- The policy context, including current issues and needs, policy drivers and roles and responsibilities
- Options for a way forward.
The paper identifies sustainable soil management as a fundamental requirement for the future prosperity of this nation. It also acknowledges that it can’t be dealt with alone – it must be part of a broader and integrated NRM package that encourages and supports sustainable land management.