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Shire presidents condemn handling of land legislation

(1979) Shire presidents condemn handling of land legislation. The Farmers Weekly, 1 February 1979. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article discusses the condemnation of the Government's restrictions on land clearing and its total lack of communication in implementing the legislation according to three Shire Presidents at a Perillup meeting of affected farmers.
Plantagenet Shire President, Mr. Bill Frost, Cranbrook Shire President, Mr. Ray Ward, and Denmark Shire President, Mr. Fred Osborne took a stand that they believed the restrictions would make farming an unprofitable proposition for many.
Mr. Ward was confident that farmers would not knowingly clear land they thought was subject to salinity build-up.
Mr. Ward also stated he believed the government had handled the matter badly, saying the deceitful manner used to introduce these regulations would seem to indicate they regard farmers to be dishonest and corrupt.

This article contains one portrait of Mr. Burt Henderson seen in discussion with Cranbrook Shire President, Mr. Ray Ward, and Plantagent Shire President, Mr. Bill Frost

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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 Farmers Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57600
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