Former pastoralist meets local MP Bill Marmion to discuss historic changes to WA Outback

Shenton Park scientist Harley Lacy met with Nedlands MLA Bill Marmion last month to discuss historic changes proposed for 90 per cent of West Australian outback.

The former pastoralist, who left Polelle Station near Meekatharra in 1989, said he had firsthand experience of the damage wrought by tough economic times and past grazing practices.

“For decades, WA’s laws have meant that anyone on a pastoral lease had to run stock, whether it suited them or not," Mr Lacy said.

“The Barnett government is now looking at changing these laws to allow people to diversify into new enterprises more appropriate to a modern economy.”

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