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Loss of fencing rebates affects salt-land works

(1973) Loss of fencing rebates affects salt-land works. The Countryman, 15 November 1973. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article explains the Minister for Agriculture, Mr. H.D. Evans has lodged a protest with the Federal Government over the loss of rebates on fencing works.
Mr. Evans was replying in the Legislative Assembly to Mr. E.C. Rushton who said that the losses would reduce the capacity of farmers to fight salt encroachment.
The Agriculture Department's policy on the control of salinity spread was to place emphasis on finding productive salt-tolerant perennial fodder plants.
Longer term research was being undertaken to discover if preventative measures were possible.
Joint research into the salinity problem was being carried out by the Public Work Department and the CSIRO, helped by a grant from the Australian Water Resources Council.

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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: ©1973 The Countryman
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58212
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