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Session 3 — Regional planning and management

Chair: Peter Whitehead

Outback livelihoods: continuing conundrums: Rolf Gerritsen

An investigation of the possibility of establishing an Aboriginal natural resource management enterprise, using the market based instrument of carbon credit trading.

This talk describes the sub-project and then goes on to outline conundrums created by the “institutional” implications for the future of remote Aboriginal communities in northern (and central) Australia that arose out of the project and the resulting requirements for further research.

Documents

Outback Livelihoods Summary
Summary of talk delivered by Rolf Gerritsen to the Savanna Futures Forum, February 28th 2008, Darwin [pdf 26.8 kb]


The Other Side of the Roper: Work ideology in Ngukurr  Eva McRae-Williams

This presentation will provide an overview of my PhD thesis presently entitled Understandings and Values of Work in Ngukurr. It will concentrate on my analysis of the ethnographic data collected during periods of fieldwork. I began this research project in July 2005 and hope to submit my final draft in the middle of this year.

The concept of work is complex, its purpose, structure and value has changed over time and its meaning can be interpreted from many historical, social and cultural perspectives. My thesis draws upon the work ideologies inherent in Western culture and those which have developed within an Australian Aboriginal community. It describes the issues and differences within and between these ideologies and how they have influenced Aboriginal perspectives and experiences of work within a specific Aboriginal community; Ngukurr in South East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Documents

Ngukurr pdf Slideshow
Slideshow of talk delivered by Eva McRae-Williams to the Savanna Futures Forum, February 28th 2008, Darwin [pdf 81.4 kb]


Ngukurr Summary
Summary of talk delivered by Eva McRae-Williams to the Savanna Futures Forum, February 28th 2008, Darwin [pdf 8.3 kb]


What does savanna regional natural resource management deliver? How do we know? Cathy Robinson and Bruce Taylor

Regional natural resource management (NRM) is now widely advocated across Australia as part of growing policy commitment towards integrated approach to environmental management. The ability to demonstrate the effectiveness of selected regional NRM programs are critical questions now being asked by government program and regional community investors. Yet as the findings of this research highlight, collaborative efforts to evaluate outcomes generated from NRM delivery in Northern Australia is a challenge.

Documents

Regional NRM pdf Slideshow
Slideshow of talk delivered by Cathy Robinson to the Savanna Futures Forum, February 28th 2008, Darwin [pdf 1.4 Mb]


Regional NRM Summary
Summary of talk delivered by Cathy Robinson to the Savanna Futures Forum, February 28th 2008, Darwin [pdf 19.4 kb]


Enhancing community benefits from regional development: it’s not just what you do but how you do it: Natalie Stoeckl and Owen Stanley

The presentation is based on the publication entitled Regional Economic Multipliers in Australia’s Tropical Savannas which was one of the outputs from the Outback Livelihoods Project. Some important questions which motivated the research were:

  1. Which industries create the most regional economic benefit in terms of direct and downstream (multiplier) effects?
  2. How can policy be changed so as to increase the size of regional benefits?
  3. How does the total regional economic benefit of an industry compare with its environmental and/or social cost?

The answer to any of these questions is assisted by knowledge of regional multipliers – hence the CRC’s interest in the multiplier case-study; although the study only focused on (1) and (2), leaving much scope for further research on (3).

Documents

Multipliers pdf Slideshow
Slideshow of talk delivered by Natalie Stoeckl and Owen Stanley to the Savanna Futures Forum, February 28th 2008, Darwin [pdf 988.5 kb]


Regional Multipliers Summary
Summary of talk delivered by Natalie Stoeckl and Owen Stanley to the Savanna Futures Forum, February 28th 2008, Darwin [pdf 13.8 kb]


Contacts

Dr Rolf Gerritsen
Tropical Savannas CRC
Tel: 08 8946 6792

Fax: 08 8946 7107

Bldg 42, Charles Darwin University
DARWIN, NT 0909


Ms Eva McRae-Williams
Menzies School of Health Research

24/68 Ryland Rd
MILNER, NT 0810


Dr Catherine Robinson
Postdoctoral fellow
CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems
Tel: 07 3214 2328

Fax: 07 3214 2308

306 Carmody Road
ST LUCIA, QLD 4067


A/Prof Owen Stanley
School of Business
Tel: 07 4781 5393

Fax: 07 4781 4019

James Cook University
TOWNSVILLE, QLD 4811


Dr Natalie Stoeckl
Senior Lecturer
Economics Program School of Business
Tel: 07 4781 4868

James Cook University
TOWNSVILLE, QLD 4811


Mr Bruce Taylor
Project Manager
CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems, Qld Bioscience Precinct
Tel: 07 3214 2638

306 Carmody Road
ST LUCIA, QLD 4072