Proposals for the introduction of tax incentives for the protection of high conservation value native vegetation
National R&D Program on Rehabilitation, Management and Conservation of Remnant Vegetation, Research report 4/99
Carl Binning and Mike Young, CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology
Environment Australia, 1999
ISBN 0 6425 4007 1
- Talking to the taxman about nature conservation - Full report (PDF - 679 KB)
- Contents, About this project, Acknowledgments, Executive summary (PDF - 416 KB)
- Chapters 1. Introduction, and 2. What tax policy means for nature conservation (PDF - 374 KB)
- Chapters 3. Proposals to tighten existing deductions, and 4. Using conservation covenants to target tax incentives (PDF - 429 KB)
- Chapters 5. Other proposals for targeted tax incentives, and 6. Summary and discussion of cost-effectiveness (PDF - 388 KB)
- Appendices A: Defining eligible environmental organisations, and B: Expected behavioural impacts and costs, Bibliography (PDF - 379 KB) (Note: figure B2 not included)
About the document
This report forms part of a larger project being undertaken by CSIRO Wildlife and Ecology which is identifying opportunities for the use of incentive-based instruments in the conservation of native remnant vegetation. The project is funded by Environment Australia and the Land and Water Resources Research and Development Corporation.
The aim of the project is to address the issue of conserving native vegetation in a way that is relevant and attractive to all spheres of government: local, State and Commonwealth. It is only with each jurisdiction's active cooperation that the linkages between national policies for the conservation of native vegetation can be integrated with the economic, social and environmental interests of local communities.