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Salt speeds end to family farms

Schapper, H. and Kington, E. (2000) Salt speeds end to family farms. The West Australian, 28 December 2000. p. 21 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Western Australia has more dryland salinity than any other State. Dryland salinity results from human intervention in a natural ecosystem. It is the least tractable form of Western Australia' agricultural and pastoral land degradation. Its impacts include forgone farm incomes, increased costs, lowered capital values, impaired farmers' credit worthiness and destruction of natural biodiversity. Despite Western Australia's first salinity action plan in 1996, and the subsequent reviews and drafts, and the salinity strategy and salinity actions in 2000, there is still little public understanding of the problem, and virtually a complete absence of government leadership for an effective salinity policy.

This article contains an image of a person standing in a salt affected paddock.

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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: ©2000 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58441
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