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Jason has 30 years of experience in working at the intersection of research, policy and practice in environmental planning and natural resources management.

He has coordinated national research programs on vegetation policy and delivered numerous consulting projects including a collaborative policy development and planning project on climate adaptation for National Capital region; reviewing the Australian Water Partnership for DFAT, developing an irrigation RD&E strategy for Tasmania, and scoping opportunities for energy and water optimisation for the NSW Farmers Association.

Jason has completed over 120 research and consulting projects. These include coordinating and evaluating national R&D programs. His work developing a strategic plan for RD&E in Tasmania was nominated by the OECD as “a public sector innovation of international significance” due to its use of participatory engagement methods. Jason has published widely and many of his reports, papers and presentations can be found at Jason is an expert at facilitating multi stakeholder strategic planning processes.

Through participatory facilitation methods he builds shared understandings and consensus that enable successful ownership and adoption of project findings. Jason has delivered many multi-stakeholder strategic planning projects.

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Exposure draft of weeds R&D investment plan

Weeds RD&E Investment PlanPolicy Partners assisted the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions in the development of a draft national investment plan for weeds research, development & extension.

Weeds remain a significant threat to the health of Australian landscapes, conservation values and the productivity and profitability of agriculture.

We prepared the exposure draft and undertook the first consultation phase for the development of this plan.

Incorporating feedback from the consultation draft, the second stage of creating this investment plan, is the exposure draft (downloadable via the image below). The exposure draft is based upon an initial analysis of the state of weeds RD&E funding in Australia, and initial Australia-wide consultation. The Plan covers 2020-2030, and it is important that the consultation continues to ensure the Plan has impact.

The exposure draft is currently open for feedback at


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