missing Agriculture …

No, not me, but Labor, and Bill Shorten, have forgotten where our food, wool, cotton and a lot more comes from.


First, the bad news: Labor has no plan for Australia’s largest Regional Industry – Agriculture. That means, if Labor is elected, we’ve got nothing to look forward to but higher taxes and more debt. It’s the same old Labor.

The evidence is clear!

***Click here to chip in $5 right now to ensure that doesn’t happen.***

With your support, we’ll keep telling Australians that we have the plan that’s working and expose Labor as the same old mess that’s been tried before — and that we can’t afford again.

Their only chance to win is to mislead Australians and the unions will do everything to back them every step of the way. We can fight back — but only if you help us.

National Party HQ

The Nationals get my support, as well as the Libertarian ALA (Senate) in the looming July election.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to kimenvhort@yahoo.com.au
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2 Responses to missing Agriculture …

  1. Another Ian says:

    Tom
    FYI
    “How then to avoid these unacceptable outcomes? Let me suggest some voting rules of engagement.
    Rule 1: For the House of Representatives, wherever possible vote National. National Party Coalition members … had no hand in Turnbull’s conspiracy last September…
    Rule 2: Obtain a list of those 56 Liberals who, last September, voted (or in two cases would have voted if present) to oust Abbott. Andrew Bolt recently referred to such a list at http://www.trueblueNZ.com, naming 40 Members and 16 Senators….Those people – the Mark of Cain upon their foreheads – are your targets.
    Rule 3: Ascertain whether your own Liberal MP is on that list. If not, vote for him or her with a clear conscience; but if so, when completing your ballot paper you must put that miscreant last…. Similar rules are needed for the Senate, where all 12 places in each State will be contested. ”

    http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/john_stones_voting_guide_for_delcons/#commentsmore

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