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Answers on cattle station turning carbon sink

The Federal Government scheme which
turned the Henbury cattle station south of Alice Springs into "the
world's largest carbon farm" will be a model for other pastoralists
wishing to diversify, says Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke.

He says so far there have been no similar
applications for funding under the National Reserve System which
contributed $9m – two-thirds of the purchase price.

The new owners, RM Williams Agricultural
Holdings, are planning to turn the 500,000 hectare property "into a
nature reserve, effectively removing thousands of cattle from the food
chain," as Nationals Senator Fiona Nash puts it.

She also asked what checks and balances are
in place to ensure accountability for the taxpayers’ $9 million
contribution and would RM Williams have to repay the grant if the
property is sold? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo above: The Finke and the Palmer Rivers flow through Henbury Station. The Finke is the oldest river in the world. Below: The homestead. Photos Federal Government.

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