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Ulterior motives

(1979) Ulterior motives. Farmers Weekly, 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]


When farmers toil for years to establish a viable living for their families and see it eroded by a short-sighted government and its self-opinionated public service they make a stand. Although farmers are traditionally conservative and possibly sometimes a little hesitant to tackle heads of bureaucracies, when they move they move hard. Farmers in the lower south-west catchment areas are sock to death of public service bungling in the matter of clearing bans. Some have lodged appeals for clearing permits and have waited more than six weeks for so much as a semblance of a reply from the Public Works Department. Many are prepared to wait no longer and have decided to press ahead with clearing, despite the possibility of legal action within two years of the 'protest clearing'.

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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: ©1979 Farmers Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57227
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