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Published 1 May 2019

Climate, culture and risk are now mainstream governance issues in agriculture and natural resource management. In a recent risk and governance forum held in Australia, experts highlighted that organisations should undertake rigorous review of their non-financial risks, in particular those related to culture and climate. While some sectors – including…

Published 1 May 2019

Climate, culture and risk are now mainstream governance issues in agriculture and natural resource management. In a recent risk and governance forum held in Australia, experts highlighted that organisations should undertake rigorous review of their non-financial risks, in particular those related to culture and climate. While some sectors – including…

Published 1 Nov 2018

► At the National Drought Summit the Future Drought Fund was unveiled, with an initial allocation of $3.9 billion to grow to $5 billion by 2028. ► The Moss Review into live animal export regulation has identified systemic regulatory failings and recommended significant reforms. ► Two schemes that bring temporary…

Published 1 Nov 2018

The imbalance between consumer perceptions and the reality of farming practice and the need to create best-practice evidence-based agricultural policy for Australian farmers were the focus of the Institute’s annual Australian Agriculture Roundtable held in October. While no ‘silver bullets’ were proffered, some clear points for further development emerged. An…

Published 1 Nov 2018

Pete Mailler and Michael McCormack discuss drought resilience and preparedness; there is an ever-growing divide between voters on the ground and their representatives encased in the ‘Canberra bubble’; research into risk management systems in Australian agriculture; and the imbalance between consumer perceptions and the reality of farming practice and the…

Published 7 Aug 2018

The drought has not happened suddenly, but suddenly it’s mainstream news. I have been asked to do several media interviews in recent weeks and each reporter’s focus has been the effect that the drought might have on grocery prices. Since drought is a recurring feature of Australian agriculture there is precedent…
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