Presidential Address

Edwards, G. P. (2020)


The Rangelands Policy Dialogue held on 1, 2 July 2019 was a signature event for the year. The event was co-organised by the Society along with AgForce, the peak representative body for broadacre agriculture, and NRM Regions Queensland, the peak body for the 12 natural resource management (NRM) groups. In this address I would like to present some reflections about the Dialogue and about the future of the Rangelands (broadly defined as the unimproved pastures of inland Queensland), additional to the formal Rangelands Declaration which arose from the conference. I also offer some personal thoughts on the role of the Society as a catalyst for debates of this kind. This opinion piece does not purport to reflect the views of the >120 participants or the Council of the Society.