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The role of legislation and policy in dealing with contentious plants

Clarkson, John R., Grice, Tony C., Friedel, Margaret H., Setterfield, Samantha and Ferdinands, Keith (2010). The role of legislation and policy in dealing with contentious plants. In: Zydenbos, S.M. 17th Australasian Weeds Conference (2010), Christchurch New Zealand, 26-30 September 2010.

Document type: Conference Paper

IRMA ID 81704288xPUB533
Author Clarkson, John R.
Grice, Tony C.
Friedel, Margaret H.
Setterfield, Samantha
Ferdinands, Keith
Title The role of legislation and policy in dealing with contentious plants
Conference Name 17th Australasian Weeds Conference (2010)
Conference Location Christchurch New Zealand
Conference Dates 26-30 September 2010
Conference Publication Title New Frontiers in New Zealand: Together we can beat the weeds
Editor Zydenbos, S.M.
Place of Publication New Zealand
Publisher New Zealand Plant Protection Society
Publication Year 2010
ISBN 978-0-86476-239-9   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 474
End Page 477
Total Pages 4
HERDC Category E2 - Conference Publication - Full written paper, non refereed proceedings (internal)
Abstract Legislation and government policy can provide guidance in dealing with invasive plants. However, plants cannot always be grouped into mutually exclusive ‘useful’ and ‘problematic’ categories. There are contentious plants that have attributes that make them useful or desirable and attributes that make them problematic. Weeds legislation cannot always deal ef- fectively with these plants, many of which may never be declared weeds. We propose ways of countering the negative effects of these species whilst continuing to enable commercial exploitation. These include a range of voluntary and/or regulatory approaches, such as codes of practice, subsidies, compensation, bonds, levies and indemnity insurance.
Keyword Contentious plants
Codes of practice
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