Eradicating Australia’s last remaining red imported fire ant infestation will be not only a major technical and scientific challenge but a governance one as well. The effectiveness of governance could make the difference between success and failure.
In this report, our goal is not to comprehensively design the structure and processes for governance but to identify elements of effective governance – principles and broad approaches – and recommend some ways these could be implemented. We recommend a process for developing effective governance arrangements. We focus on seven elements of effective governance that we consider essential.