Australian Research

The Institute has a long-standing interest in research on Australian rural social, economic and environmental issues, and maintains a strong capacity in these areas.

Areas of research have included: farm and rural community adjustment; innovation and practice change on farms; the economic condition of rural communities in the face of changing natural and policy environments; access of rural people to services; crime in rural communities; integrated natural resource management; resource governance and conservation; common property resource management; and future landscape change and scenario analysis.

Institute staff also have experience in evaluation and comparative review of government policy and programmes.

Projects are funded by the Commonwealth rural research and development corporations, other Commonwealth agencies, State government agencies, local government and the private sector.

Current Projects

Completed Projects

Projects Completed 2003-2004