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Controls imposed on land clearing

Evans, H.D. (1979) Controls imposed on land clearing. The West Australian, 3 February 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Letter in response to the Minister for Works and Water Supplies, Mr. Graham MacKinnon.
In Mr. Evans' opinion it is humbug for the Minister to state that amendments to the Country Areas Water Supply Act, which imposed controls on clearing were the subject of a lot of thought and consideration.
Mr. Evans claims there was no attempt to determine how these controls would affect farmers on these catchments, the shire councils or the community involved.
At public meetings, Mr. MacKinnon admitted that the amendment was introduced with deliberate secrecy, so much so that those organisations which would be affected had no time to comment of copies of legislation which they received just prior to its passage.
Mr. H.S. Whittington gave a demonstration at a field day demonstration of his interceptor bank method of salt control at Frankland River in January.
Mr. Whittington's supporters claim that the Wellington catchment could be restored in two years using the WISALTS method.
Mr. Evans continues to say that the Government having chosen to be deliberately secretive in introducing this measure, it had a debt and obligation to have researched and resolved all the problems it would create as a result of the secrecy.

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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/57518
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