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Local farmer hits MHR on plant variety rights

(1986) Local farmer hits MHR on plant variety rights. Benalla City Ensign, 8 July 1986. p. 2 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Article outlines a Benalla farmer's reply to statements made by Federal Member for Indi, Mr. Ewen Cameron on the need for plant variety rights to be guaranteed by law.
The plant variety rights is nothing new, says Mr. Alex Martin of "Illangi", Benalla.
Mr. Martin explains the European Plant Varieties and Seed Act of 1964 as amended by the European Communities Act of 1972.
Under the Seeds (National List of Varieties) Regulations which came into force on July 1, 1973, it is an offence, punishable with a fine of 400 pounds, to sell or even catalogue vegetable varieties not on the National or EEC lists.
Mr. Martin gives a scenario of the path some varieties of seed must travel to be approved.

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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: ©1986 Benalla City Ensign
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58406
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