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Need for firm drought policy

(1985) Need for firm drought policy. Elders Weekly, 25 July 1985. p. 6 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

There is a need for a firm national drought policy - something which has been highlighted by the possibility of a major drought in Western Australia, according to the Primary Industry Association. The Primary Industry Association and National Farmers Federation delegate to the committee, Winston Crane recommended to the National Farmers Federation that the committee be bypassed and approaches be made to the Minister as the operations of a Federal Drought Committee have been so lethargic having met only twice in the past 20 months. Mr Crane said that the Drought Consultative Committee would be urged to consider the inclusion of an interest rate subsidy and a freight subsidy for transporting stock to slaughter in addition to existing drought relief measures.

This article contains six photographs: Tony Baxter of Wagin, Mark McGuire of Kojonup, Phil Chidzey of the PIA, and Don Sutherland of Yealering; Joe Chambers of the Blackwood zone, Harry Mitchell of Boyup Brook, David McDonald of Lake Grace and Graham Jones of the Stirling zone; Robyn Turner ABC rural department, Peter Wahlsten of Merredin, Ian Baile of Karragullen and Bob Griffith of Northam; Les Crane of Miling zone, Tim Ryan, PIA grains executive officer and Gavin Miles representing the Mortlock zone; Bill Meier, junior vice president, Gavin Drew, senior vice president, and Lindsay Criddle, president of the grains council; Tom Cyster, PIA meat section president, Brian Northeast of the Sunday Times and Peter Maisey of the general executive.

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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: ©1985 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58964
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