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R. Quentin Grafton

Journal article

The rebound effect on water extraction from subsidising irrigation infrastructure in Australia

Australia has spent more than $6 billion to reallocate water to environmental purposes. Most of this money has subsidised infrastructure, despite its lack of cost-effectiveness. This article highlights four key lessons on how to respond to these water governance challenges.
Journal article

Missing in action: possible effects of water recovery on stream and river flows in the Murray–Darling Basin, Australia

This research used published water balance data from irrigated cropping to show that water entitlements acquired for environmental purposes through water infrastructure subsidies in the Murray–Darling Basin have resulted in smaller increases in net stream and river flows than is estimated by the Australian government...
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The Water Governance Reform Framework: overview and applications to Australia, Mexico, Tanzania, U.S.A and Vietnam

This article argues that a proposed Water Governance Reform Framework (WGRF) would provide a valuable approach to evaluate and improve water governance reform and, if employed within a broader water policy cycle, would help deliver improved water outcomes and more effective water reforms.
Report

The role of energy storage in Australia's future energy supply mix

The project examines the scientific, technological, economic and social aspects of the role that energy storage can play in Australia’s transition to a low-carbon economy to 2030, and beyond.
Report

A stocktake of the tax system and directions for reform

Tax reform is in the news daily. Calls for fundamental reform have become louder, but there are diverse views on the direction and scope of the reform that is needed. The Liberal/National Coalition Government has committed to a White Paper process on Tax Reform, which...