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Farmers reject land clearing legislation : Minister faces heated attack

Collis, B. (1979) Farmers reject land clearing legislation : Minister faces heated attack. Western Farmer, 1 February 1979. p. 1 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article explains the state government faces open rebellion against its new farm land clearing controls in southern catchment areas.
At a meeting in Perillup, the Minister for Works and Water Supplies, Graham MacKinnon was told bluntly, from about 300 angry and vocal farmers, that the farmers would not accept the legislation.
The farmers demanded a review of the legislation and the regulations and guidelines associated with it.
The issue of salinity control took a back seat to farmer concern over the "bureaucratic interference with the rights of private landowners".
Representatives from local shires spoke of the lack of liaison with the local government.

This article contains one image of Works and Water Supplies Minister, Graham MacKinnon standing and pointing at an audience of farmers at a land-clearing meeting held at Perrilup, with a panel of unknown representatives facing the audience.

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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
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57591
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