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The Case for Rail Freight for Regional Development

Based on a paper presented at the Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia Conference (SEGRA) Bathurst, October 2015  Adjunct Associate Professor Ian Gray outlines the benefits for developing a more extensive freight rail network in NSW and beyond.

 Connections NewsletterConnections Newsletter #43 Find out what our researchers are doing to help solve the puzzle of the blue-green algae bloom; what they are discovering as part of an ARC Discovery project on ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes and much more.

Ecosystem CollapseGreat Barrier Reef bleaching is just one symptom of ecosystem collapse across Australia  Dr Dale Nimmo writes in an article in The Conversation that this is just one example of a far broader problem. The coming months will expose how major parties value Australia's environment, and the election to follow will measure the degree to which Australians accept it.

land managementA new era in land management and conservation. the NSW Government has today released a consultation package which proposes a new system to improve both environmental outcomes and farmers' productivity  Drafts of the new Biodiversity Conservation Act and amended Local Land Services Act are on public exhibition and open for submissions for the next eight weeks.