Development of ALM Group

A New Start for Landcare: adapting to a changing environment A New Start for Landcare: adapting to a changing environment (146 KB)
(2008) A paper presented by Tony Gleeson to the Queensland Landcare Conference, September 2008, calling for leadership and a new way of looking at land management in Australia (7 pages)

A Voluntary Australian Land Management Certification System A Voluntary Australian Land Management Certification System (429 KB)
(2006) Reports on a forum convened by the ALMS Group to consider the need for, nature of and steps for implementation of a national land management certification system (49 pages)

Alliances to Assist Implementation of Environmental Systems Alliances to Assist Implementation of Environmental Systems (300 KB)
(2006) Reports on a project, funded by Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, exploring the constraints and possibilities faced by a new player in EMS (ALMS) when looking to establish alliances with organisation with similar charters (26 pages)

ALMS Critique of NRM Ministerial Council Framework for NRM Programmes ALMS Critique of NRM Ministerial Council Framework for NRM Programmes (93 KB)
(2007) A short paper by ALMS in response to framework for future NRM programmes endorsed by the NRM Ministerial Council in November 2006 (3 pages)

Australian Land Management Group Submission to the Inquiry into a New Regional Development Funding P Australian Land Management Group Submission to the Inquiry into a New Regional Development Funding P (104 KB)
(2008) The ALM Group submission to this Commonwealth Government Inquiry (4 pages)

Australia's National Framework for Environmental Management Systems in Agriculture Australia's National Framework for Environmental Management Systems in Agriculture (513 KB)
(2002). Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council. A paper outlining the policy of Australian governments about the nature and application of environmental systems in agriculture. The ALMS Group contributed to the development of this paper and endorsed it except in relation to the specificaiton of the roles of interestd parties. (56 pages)

Capturing Market and Other Benefits from Improved Land Management Capturing Market and Other Benefits from Improved Land Management (883 KB)
(2006) Details the results of project to identify how to improve land management in Australia by strengthening the links between land managers, the suppliers of inputs and customers. Also describes in details plans for implementing certification for land management and labelling products according to a certified land management system (64 pages, 883 KB)

Environmental Practice in Rural Australia in 2030 Environmental Practice in Rural Australia in 2030 (128 KB)
(2007) A paper written and presented by Tony Gleeson to an EMS conference held in Toowoomba in May 2007. Tony looks into the crystal ball and speculates about the practice of environmental management in rural Australia in 2030. His key proposition is that changes will largely depend on institutional changes (5 pages)

Improving Land Management Improving Land Management (119 KB)
(2008) A paper by Tony Gleeson identifying that a lack of motivation is the main constraint to landholders implementing land-based certification (3 pages)

Integrating Land-based Management Systems: five easy steps Integrating Land-based Management Systems: five easy steps (152 KB)
(2007) A conference paper written by Tony Gleeson and Chris Reid advocating a holistic approach to land management and describing five easy steps to implementing an integrated land management system in Australia (5 pages)

Landscapes and Mindscapes: making space for creative thinking Landscapes and Mindscapes: making space for creative thinking (460 KB)
(2001) This paper explores some of the constraints we place on ourselves in dealing with environmental management in rural AUstralia, and how we might remove these constraints. The central theme is that our mindscapes, the pictures we have of rural Australia, blind us so that we end up looking down familiar pathways searching for solutions from the institutions that are part of the problem (29 pages)

Making Use of Environmental Management Systems in Rural Australia Making Use of Environmental Management Systems in Rural Australia (109 KB)
(2007) A short paper examining what the next steps should be in capitalising on programmes that have increased the capacity of rural Australia to improve environmental outcomes using environmental management systems. Focuses particualrly on what the role of government should and should not be (5 pages)

Outback magazine article 2010 Outback magazine article 2010 (699 KB)
An article that appeared in Outback magazine 2010 outlining the benefits of Australian Land Management Certification int eh words of members.

Submission to drought support inquiry Submission to drought support inquiry (161 KB)
(2008) The ALM Group submission to the Federal Government inquiry into drought support (10 pages)

The Green Dollars Forum: driving agricultural profitability down environmental highways The Green Dollars Forum: driving agricultural profitability down environmental highways (128 KB)
(2007) Report on a forum to identify opportunities for Australian agribusiness to benefit from international developments in environmentally-based differentiation of food and fibre products, and how best to respond to these opportunities (5 pages)

Using Land Managers to Care for Country Using Land Managers to Care for Country (144 KB)
(2008) Presentation to the ALMS-NECMA Landholder Forum held at Wodonga, Victoria March 2008. An ALMS view of how to encourage land managers to care for their country (5 pages)

Wool - Leading the Way Environmentally Wool - Leading the Way Environmentally (301 KB)
(2008) Reports on a successful project to implement ALMS in the wool industry (22 pages)

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