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ABSTRACT: Multiple Land Use Issues in Australia in the 1990s

HORE-LACY, IAN, CRA Corporate Relations Services, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Australia is facing unprecedented contention in relation to land use, especially regarding access for oil and mineral exploration.

Incremental restrictions have now barred or severely curtailed access to about 26% of the country.

Mining and oil companies not only need to demonstrate environmentally benign exploration practices, but also actively counter environmentalist

preeminence in public debate and the political process.

Concepts of multiple and sequential land use need to be convincingly demonstrated. This may involve mining or oil companies in land management well beyond that directly associated with their core activities, e.g., running "national parks."


AAPG Search and Discovery Article #91015©1992 AAPG International Conference, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, August 2-5, 1992 (2009)