Image: Emeritus Professor Joh Altman (RegNet)

Image: Emeritus Professor Joh Altman (RegNet)

Glowing review of Indigenous protected areas leaves sector proud but perplexed- Emeritus Professor Jon Altman interviewed by The Guardian

16th May 2016

RegNet Emeritus Professor Jon Altman has responded to a glowing review of Indigenous protected areas and ranger programs (IPA). The report was commissioned by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and includes a cost-benefit analysis of the social return on investment in five IPA programs. The review found that IPAs represented the greatest value for government across a range of measures including low-cost land management and decrease in welfare payments as well as increased employment for the community.

Emeritus Professor Jon Altman lobbied for the establishment of IPAs and welcomed the report findings, but expressed his concern that there had as yet been no clear indication of future funding for the programs.

Read the entire article in The Guardian.

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