Stakeholder engagement or stakeholder estrangement?

The 10/50 vegetation clearing scheme allowed people in certain areas to clear on their property, trees within 10 meters or shrubs within 50 meters of a home without seeking approval. For people like me, who live in a suburban area but are (or were previously) in the 10/50 zone, this meant that I could clear any…

Should we be Increasing the Price of Water to Promote Less Water Use?

The price of potable water is a contentious issue. From a purely economic point of view using the supply and demand principles, water scarcity should herald higher water prices in order for the cost to reflect the water shortage. When people have to pay a premium price for a product, they tend to value it…

Promoting change for the public good: rainwater tanks and sustainable farming

The tragedy of the commons is a well-known theory by Garrett Hardin, in which people acting individually in their own self-interest exploit a common resource to the detriment of the whole group. It’s a concept that has commonly been used when discussing sustainable development, and continues to be relevant today. Both of our project topics discuss…

Introducing Candice!

Hi All, Just wanted to post an introduction and get the hang of how to use this forum! If you haven’t guessed by now, my name is Candice 🙂 I am one of four interns completing ‘Research Project A’ this semester, along with Alexandra, Emma and Nicholas, and I look forward to hearing what they…