Build a Bridge: Peter O’Brien’s tips to better connect research and policy

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Peter O’Brien, FRDC Director and Professorial Fellow at the University of Canberra’s Murray Darling Futures Program has written this interesting piece for The Conversation about improving government policy development by integrating specialist knowledge and research outcomes more effectively. In an age where evidence based policy seems to be in decline; with some vitally important policy positions (Carbon Tax comes […]

How public acceptability of wild catch fishing influences regulatory decisions (FRDC Project 2012-301)

This collaborative project (Envision Environmental Consulting, Charles Sturt University and Cobalt MRM) developed a detailed understanding of the level of social acceptability for wild catch fishing in Australia, and how public attitudes, values and beliefs about sustainability influence regulatory decisions. Some of which have major resource access ramifications.  The nature of public and interest groups’ […]