Proceedings 127 – A Rangelands Dialogue – Symposium Proceedings 2019

A Rangelands Dialogue

The 26 papers presented in this special edition of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland derive from submissions to a Rangelands Policy Dialogue held in July 2019. These submissions were subsequently developed as short papers representing the views of a cross section of stakeholders from pastoralists to scientists. Accordingly, they have been subject to only a ‘light touch’ peer-review as befits opinion pieces.

Editor Paul Sattler Sub-Editors Ross Hynes and Geoff Edwards.

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ThemeAuthorTitlePublishing Details
ContentsTable of Contents
Setting the SceneDavid GeorgeIntroduction
Des HobanPutting things right in the Rangelands
Paul Sattler OAMSome key initiatives in the conservation and management of Queensland Rangelands
Economic InsightsBen ReesRural debt and viability: A conference summary
Mark McGovernAddressing comprehensive capital run down
Jon StanfordLonger term issues in Queensland's Rangelands: An economic perspective
Social InsightsHeather DouglasPolicy follows population: Alternative development for the Rangelands
Climate ChangeD. L. Lloyd OAM, D. A. George and J.F. ClewettClimate change adaptation, risk management and education to meet needs in the Rangelands
Planning and PolicyMajor General The Hon. Michael Jeffery AC, AO(Mil), CVO, MC (R’td)Soils for Life synopsis
Michael GuerinRangelands policy dialogue speech on behalf of Agforce
Geoff EdwardsAs if for 1,000 years: A land-use planning authority for Queensland?
Martin TaylorNational parks and tourism in the Rangelands
Don Keith AMNative forest changes affecting apiculture and crop production
Ross A HynesCrucial concepts to be considered when developing Rangelands policy in 2019
Peter DartMining affects Rangelands management and integrity
Clem CampbellThe Earth Charter and sustainable Rangelands management
Dana KellyInternational year of the Rangelands and pastoralists
James, C.D. HansenManaging extreme natural events
ManagementGeoff Niethe and Phil HolmesThe last 50 years of pastoralism: What impact drought strategies
Michael YeatesTransition and history in the grazing industry: Then and now?
Alan LauderIt’s carbon flows that drive land restoration
David MarlowSmall water cycles: What are they, their importance, their distribution
Howard BriggsReflections on the future use of pastoral lands in Australia
Margaret HouseTree clearing and other comments
Management - LandcareKen KeithRevisioning Landcare to deliver ecosystem services west of the Divide
Paul McDonaldWe need to start with where people are at, not where we want them to be
Conclusion (in prep)