The rural adjustment scheme: its role, operation and effectiveness

  • 56 pages

  • Published: 1 Jan 2000

  • Author(s): Malcolm, Bill, et al

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This report investigates the role, operation and effectiveness of the Rural Adjustment Scheme in dealing with farm businesses experiencing difficult financial circumstances. It looks at issues such as the history of low incomes in agriculture, the ‘farm problem’, adjustment, and the role of the former RAS in Australian agriculture. It also examines theoretical arguments surrounding the RAS and the practical application of components of the RAS.