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The Regional Forest Agreement and the Use of Publically Owned Native Forests in Tasmania: an Investigation into Key Decision Making Processes, Policies, Outcomes and Opportunities

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Majewski, UD, The Regional Forest Agreement and the Use of Publically Owned Native Forests in Tasmania: an Investigation into Key Decision Making Processes, Policies, Outcomes and Opportunities (2008) [Masters Coursework]

Abstract

The Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement is a defining policy tool that governs the use and management of the publicly owned native forests positioned at the centre of one of the most protracted and conflict ridden debates over natural resource management in Australia's history. Drawing on multi-discipliary discourses and data, and employing a qualitative approach including interviews with prominant participants in the RFA process and implementation, this thesis examines key aspects of the conflict, position Tasmania's forestry system within a national and global environmental policy context, and undertakes a critical analysis of the scientific, political and governance processes and outcomes generated by the Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement. It finds that the management of Tasmania's publicly owned forests is still a contested issue and that despite some success, the RFA has largely failed to provide the anticipated win-win solutions to Tasmania's forest conflict.

Item Details

Item Type:Masters Coursework
Keywords:Tasmanian Regional Forest Agreement; Environmental policy; Environmental politics; Natural resource management; Forest practices; Conflict; Environmental planning
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Natural Resource Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards
Objective Field:Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified
Author:Majewski, UD (Ms Ursula Majewski)
ID Code:55200
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2009-03-06
Last Modified:2009-03-06
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