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(1989) Historic telecast airs issues. Elders Weekly, 27 April 1989. p. 47 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A retrospective look at the politics surrounding conservation funding. Despite being identified as the primary threat to Australia's agricultural industry in the first nationally televised press conference, funding committed to landcare has consistently been well below the estimated cost needed for real improvement (several million dollars lacking) at every turn. Presents the arguments from politicians such as the Western Australian Minister for Resources Ernie Bridge, who campaigned for community awareness over on the ground activities and the measures implemented by the Western Australian Department of Agriculture to slow the degradation of soil.

This article contains a photograph of a man assisting a young child to plant a tree.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1989 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
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