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Libs push for power, salinity

Higgs, N. (1980) Libs push for power, salinity. Western Farmer and Grazier, 14 February 1980. [Publication] [Special Collections]


The Liberal Party facing this election only one seat away from governing in its own right. One possibility that would allow it to shake off the coalition partner, would be to wrest the seat of Moore from the National Party. Premier Sir Charles Court used a policy launch in Bunbury to announce the government is to investigate ways of supplying electricity to 3,000 farms in remote areas. Salinity has been the achilles heel for the Liberals, there is a need to bring a more coordinated approach to the management of salinity, especially in the southern half of the state. The party's policy states that the agriculture and forests ministers will be given specific responsibility for salinity action and that management of salinity will be coordinated under a cabinet committee on land resources. The policy would allow an expanded budget and aim to maintain or increase development while protecting farmlands and water supplies.

This article contains an image of Premier Sir Charles Court.

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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: ©1980 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57165
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