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Success and failure in agricultural policy making: observations over fifty years
Members' Lunch with Dr Alistair Watson
Dr Michael Liffman
May 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm$80.00 – $95.00
Few policy areas are as important to our nation, but as poorly understood, as agriculture.
Dr Alistair Watson has spent a lifetime in agricultural economics. Prior to becoming Chief Research Economist for the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, he worked for the International Wool Secretariat in London, as an Associate Commissioner for the Industries Assistance Commission, and as a lecturer and consultant. He has participated in many major research studies and has written widely.
Alistair will lead a conversation on an issue vital to Australia’s future by focusing on policy successes and failures over the past fifty years, including the agricultural export trade, the wool industry, and the particularly current controversies around irrigation, water management and the Murray-Darling.
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