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Drinking-water inquiry urged

Skinner, E.L. (1979) Drinking-water inquiry urged. The West Australian, 13 February 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article opinion by E.L. Skinner, senior vice-president, Farmers' Union of Western Australia, saying that farmers in the southern catchment areas should not be forced to pay for Perth's drinking water supplies.
The Minister for Works and Water Supplies, Mr. MacKinnon stated that the Government's action was because Perth people lived in a salt-prone environment.
Mr. MacKinnon admitted that the restrictions were made to provide drinking water for Perth, with Government action taken under powers contained in amendments to the Country Areas Water Supply Act, resulting initially in an effective ban on clearing by farmers in the Kent and Warren water reserves and the Denmark River catchment area.
E.L. Skinner says that the Government has not shown that it has taken any steps to investigate cheaper and less drastic methods of providing proper drinking water.

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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/57571
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