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Soil becomes top priority

(1987) Soil becomes top priority. Elders Weekly, 19 November 1987. p. 7 [Publication] [Special Collections]

Summary

Soil degradation has become a number one target for Federal Resources Minister Peter Morris. He is seeking public comment on a draft national soil conservation strategy which proposes a framework for nationally agreed policies and priority actions for the prevention and control of land degradation and for rehabilitation of damaged land. The Australian Soil Conservation Council in Canberra has copies of the plan available, but comments on it must be received in writing by the Council before 15 December. Mr Morris says soil conservation has become an urgent priority, that every millimetre of soil lost over a one hectare area is actually 10 tonnes of topsoil lost. The Soil Conservation Council will consider the final national soil conservation strategy which is expected early next year.

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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: ©1987 Elders Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60530
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