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Clearing bans: ruling on leases

Collis, B. (1979) Clearing bans: ruling on leases. Western Farmer and Grazier, 22 February 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article discusses where the state government has finally ruled on the fate of farmers holding conditional purchase leases in areas affected by the new clearing regulations.
Lands Minister David Wordsworth has announced that holders of conditional purchase leases denied clearing licences could be relieved of their clearing obligations.
A Lands Department officer would inspect these leases to discuss conditional purchase matters with lessees in the light of the new regulations.
Mr. Wordsworth said the government was aware of the overall circumstances in the district and were acting as quickly as possible to evolve a policy in which everyone was treated on a fair basis, but which also would achieve long-term objectives in regard to salinity.
A recommendation has been made to the government for a survey of affected farms - by farmers.
The recommendation, reported to have been made from a person within the government's own ranks, is aimed at utilising the intimate local knowledge that most farmers have of their surrounding terrain.

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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/57522
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