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Declaration of the A.C.T. as a drought area

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The M inister for ilte Capital T errito ry

The Minister for the Capital Territory, Mr Kep Enderbv, '

announced today that the declaration of the A.C.T. as a drought

area would end on Monday (OctoberΊ). The declaration became

' effective on June 1, 1972, and unfavourable seasonal conditions

persisted until quite recently.

Under the declaration landholders were entitled to rail

concessions on the cartage of stock and fodder. Concessions were

also available for road transport under certain conditions.

_ Substantial rain since July together with warmer temperatures

should ensure excellent grazing conditions for all classes of

livestock. ·

27 September 197b