Natural resources


21 Feb 2019

This report is an essential resource for all who work in, manage or value Australia’s forests. The report provides data, information and sufficient narrative context to let the reader explore the implications for sustainable forest management of changes in the social, environmental and economic aspects...


14 Feb 2019

This strategy document outlines the Australian government’s policy and long-term reform agenda for the Australian resources sector.


26 Oct 2018

The second World Circular Economy Forum 2018 (WCEF2018) took place from 22-24 October 2018, in Yokohama, Japan. The world’s biggest global gathering on circular economy solutions brought together more than 1,100 leading experts and decision-makers from more than eighty countries to discuss their future visions....


Australian resources — providing prosperity for future generations
21 Sep 2018

This report presents the recommendations of the Resources 2030 Taskforce to significantly enhance the performance and competitiveness of Australia’s resources sector. The taskforce’s ambition is to create a successful, technologically advanced, forward-looking sector that is able to attract and cultivate the best and brightest people....

Draft report

15 Sep 2017

This draft report looks at progress with the reform of Australia's water resources sector. with particular emphasis on the Intergovernmental Agreement on a National Water Initiative (NWI)

Working paper

Working Paper No.1
1 Sep 2017

The working paper reports on the research project and its findings on why indigenous Fijian villagers eschewed the unique opportunity for windfall cash income from the sale of miracle water at a time of unprecedented hardship.

Journal article

10 Jul 2017

This research describes a research-practice collaboration to support climate change planning. It highlights the potential benefits of investing in the capacity of researchers and natural resource management practitioners to engage in collaborative research partnerships.

Discussion paper

16 Jun 2017

Melanesia is characterised by complex interactions among land and natural resource uses, legal and political institutions, and interest groups. These interactions play out at the national level, where institutions have been profoundly shaped by an interplay of ‘local’ and ‘global’ orders and by the political...


7 Jun 2017

Part memoir, this is a book is about the realities of politics, public policy making and administration from the perspective of a one-time farmer, economic researcher and political practitioner, John Kerin, Australian Government Minister for Primary Industry then Minister for Primary Industries and Energy, 1983-1991....

Journal article

8 May 2017

This article considers the management of exclusive economic zones in New Zealand under proposed legislation


27 Apr 2017

This Analysis examines the durability of contemporary resource nationalism in Indonesia. It argues that structural features of the post-Suharto political economy have sustained the nationalist policy trajectory that emerged during the boom.


14 Dec 2016

The Draft New England North West Regional Plan applies to 12 local government areas – Tenterfield, Glen Innes Severn, Inverell, Armidale Regional, Uralla, Walcha, Gwydir, Tamworth Regional, Liverpool Plains, Gunnedah, Narrabri and Moree Plains.

The region encompasses the traditional lands of the Anaiwan, Banbai,...

Journal article

30 Nov 2016

In my judgement, the overall conclusion to be reached is that New Zealand does regulatory statutes rather badly. They are insufficiently researched. They are not rigorously tested before being enacted. Nor are sufficient efforts made to find out how they worked in the real world....


28 Sep 2016

The purpose of this project is to explore whether the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) has delivered desired environmental outcomes for New Zealand. It is intended to complement wider assessments of the efficacy of the Act. The project is focused on gathering the best available...


26 Jul 2016

This document is an eight point programme of action designed to address a range of important issues with New Zealand's resource management system with the aim of furthering discussion about what would best suit the country's needs in the coming decade.

Local Government New...

Journal article

29 Feb 2016

‘Conservation matters’, New Zealand’s Department of Conservation (DOC) briefed its new minister in 2014, because ‘New Zealand’s natural heritage shapes the country’s cultural identity and ... New Zealanders identify strongly with conservation lands and waters’ (Department of Conservation, 2014, p.4). It further explained that the...

Journal article

29 Feb 2016

Human use and development reshapes land, reconstitutes water, consumes space and natural resources and alters faunal compositions. This presents significant challenges to policy makers and wildlife conservation managers mandated to maintain and enhance biological diversity. In New Zealand a sizeable public conservation estate (approximately one...


19 Oct 2015

The Participatory Monitoring and Management Partnership (PMMP) is an international collaborative network for local leaders and communities working with participatory monitoring and management of natural resources. The Partnership seeks to transform the way the world monitors and manages natural resources by improving the quality and...


28 Sep 2015


Use it, or lose it? That’s the question George Megalogenis thinks Australia needs to be asking itself.

In his 2012 book, The Australian Moment , Megalogenis presented a meticulous case for Australia’s social resilience and economic potential through times of global...

Journal article

16 Sep 2015

In the course of the Timor Sea maritime boundary quarrel, the recent declarations made by the main Australian opposition party in support of East Timorese territorial claims have the serious potential of irreversibly upsetting the territorial status quo, with adverse consequences for both East Timor...



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