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Ban not the answer: shire chiefs

Mentha, S. (1979) Ban not the answer: shire chiefs. Western Farmer and Grazier, 18 January 1979. p. 3 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article written by Stan Mentha in Kendenup discussing the views of local government leaders from Cranbrook and Mt. Barker.
Both Cranbrook and Plantagent shire presidents have slammed the government's handling of the new clearing regulations.
Cranbrook shire president, Ray Ward said he was particularly upset by the secrecy involved and believes clearing bans are not the answer.
The Plantagenet shire president, Bill Frost said the number of farms in the shire had already dropped from 720 to 582 in the past few years.
Mr. Frost said he was very conscious of the salt problem and had been aware of the issue all his life,
Local MLA Matt Stephens said he and other politicians had not realised the significance of the legislation because it was introduced as "clearing controls" with no mention of total bans.

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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/57610
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