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Land bans defied

Gill, I. (1979) Land bans defied. Western Farmer and Grazier, 21 June 1979. p. 3 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Farmers in the south west are defying the state government and clearing their land, despite clearance bans. The Farmers Union south west zone president Eric Philliips said there was no doubt illegal clearing was taking place, although most he had heard of was only token clearing which farmers had been forced into "to show the government they mean business." When questioned about the illegal clearing, the Minister for Works and Water Supplies, Mr MacKinnon, replied that "I just think they (the farmers) are a bit silly."

This article contains an image of Mr Graham MacKinnon.

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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 Western Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57352
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