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Geoff Cockfield

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Journal article

18 Jan 2016
3

Though Australia is one of the most urbanised countries in the world, there is strong evidence that shows agrarian attitudes and sentiments continue to have a powerful hold on the community. This paper attempts to gauge community attitudes towards agricultural policies and explore how agrarianism...

Journal article

1 Jan 2012
1

Some political scientists have argued that 'countrymindedness', a set of tenets about the importance of agriculture and rural life, is of decreasing political and social importance. There has been little empirical research to test this, so the authors conducted an exploratory survey of attitudes to...

Journal article

1 Jan 2011
1

A greenhouse gas emissions abatement scheme that includes payments for sequestration could encourage the establishment of plantations in agricultural areas, which could in turn, change regional economic output. This study is an examination of the regional economic impacts of establishing woodlots for both timber production...

Journal article

1 Jan 2009
0

The Queensland State Government provides incentives for landholders to establish hardwood plantations on former pasture and cropping areas; however the long-term viability of the timber plantation program in medium to low rainfall areas remains questionable. In order to make hardwood plantations viable, some value adding...

Report

20 Dec 2007
36

This discussion paper analyses the Howard government’s Regional Partnerships Program, the subject of a recent Australian National Audit Office report. The authors discuss the democratic implications and question the political value of pork-barrelling.

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