Recent publications

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Property Rights to Water: Effects on Agricultural Productivity and the Environment

IPA BACKGROUNDER | Alan Moran

If water rights are taken away without compensation, major incentives that power the economy’s well-being are undermined.

Deceit in the Name of Conservation?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Jennifer Marohasy

'Deception' is the only fitting word for the treatment of some of the evidence used in the most recent campaign about the Barriet Reef.

WWF Says 'Jump!', Governments Ask 'How High?'

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Jennifer Marohasy

WWF Says 'Jump!', Governments Ask 'How High?'   A case study suggests that governments need to better scrutinize allegations of environmental harm and those who make them by Jennifer Marohasy and Gary Johns '[We] base our work on sound...

Clough Lecture 1999: Private Conservation

OCCASIONAL PAPER | Michael De Alessi

Despite what one tends to read or hear, the gains in environmental quality around the world in the last few decades have been astounding. People are living longer, the air is getting cleaner, and agriculture is getting more productive, freeing up...

Regulating Biotechnology: Some Questions and Answers

IPA BACKGROUNDER | John Hyde

Forty years ago James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the molecular structure of DNA and, from the early seventies, biotechnologists progressively learned more precise ways of introducing genes into plants and animals. Although by...

The Burning Continent: Forest Ecosystems and Fire Management in Australia

BOOK | Bill (W.E.) Hurditch, Bill (W.J.) Hurditch, Peter Attiwill and Ross Florence

Is there really a greenhouse effect?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Roger Braddock

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