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Legislation to be scrutinised

(1979) Legislation to be scrutinised. The West Australian, 26 February 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Farmers' Union conference feature discusses that the Farmers' Union would give its closest scrutiny yet to State and Federal Government legislation this year.
The Union's general president, Mr. W. Boetcher said in his report to the final session of the conference that decisions were left to be made not accordance with the principles set by Parliament, but according to secret decisions taken by public servants.
The Country Areas Water Supply Act was an example where rules governing clearing were made without adequate control by Parliament or the courts.
Farmers wanted their rights to be clearly laid down by Acts of Parliament and wanted the opportunity to challenge in the courts where these rights were contravened.
The conference condemned the Public Works Department and the State Government for the handling of the legislation affecting clearing in the South-West catchments and water reserves.

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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 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57511
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