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Labor calls for salt-curb inquiry

(1979) Labor calls for salt-curb inquiry. The West Australian, 2 February 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article discusses the Western Australian Opposition seeking the appointment of a select committee to inquire into all aspects of the Government's controls on farm-clearing in southern catchment areas.
Mr. H.D. Evans, Labor's spokesman on agriculture, said that this had become necessary because of unsatisfactory explanations by the Minister for Works, Mr. MacKinnon about controls in the Warren and other catchment areas.
Mr. Evans said that at meetings held at Perillup and Chowerup, Mr. MacKinnon failed to explain the effects on farmers of the Country Areas Water Supply Amendment Act.
The proposed committee would look at alternative methods of controlling salinity, in particular, the Whittington interceptor banks method.
Supporters of this method had 22 branches with 600 members.
Mr. Evans stated the only solution considered by the Government had been to stop clearing, and the legislation had been passed with ill-conceived haste.

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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/57589
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