History's tough lessons still have relevance today

Crotty, Martin (2006, November 20). History's tough lessons still have relevance today. The Courier Mail, p.17-17.


Author Crotty, Martin
Title History's tough lessons still have relevance today
Newspaper The Courier Mail
Publication date 2006-11-20
Start page 17
End page 17
Total pages 1
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher Queensland Newspaper Pty Ltd
Language eng
Subject 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Abstract/Summary What can we learn from the mistakes we made in the past, asks Martin Crotty The sheer size of Australia threw many WHAT to do about the drought, the spread of exotic flora and fauna,and the need to develop appropriate land use strategies that are sustainable both for the environment and the people making a living off it? These are some of the questions thrown into sharp relief by the ongoing and terrible drought, by stories about the apparent impossibility of preventing the spread of the cane toad, and by criticism of assistance to farmers, which some suggest amounts to the Government paying Australian farmers to farm land that would be better abandoned. The broader issue is one of finding and maintaining an appropriate fit between humans and the Australian environment. It is one of the most pressing questions facing us today.

 
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