Talk is cheap

There is a commonly-held view amongst those who work on natural resource management that talking to 'the community' about natural resource problems generates better policy outcomes.

Professor Lin Crase explains why this isn't always the case, especially when vested interests are at work.

He cites the development of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, where an extra consultation phase proved very costly indeed, with few benefits.

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