As a former South Australian who has been out of SA
for 9 years was out of Australia for 4 years I am puzzled by one aspect of this
The former SA Govt attempted to resolve some of
these problems on pastoral leases by legislation. My understanding of the
position in the late 80's was as follows.
A member of the public wishing to visit a point of
interest (for example Joes Waterhole or Bills Mine) could apply to the lessee in
writing for permission.
If the lessee twice refused written
applications the applicant could refer the matter to the Minister of Lands
for a decision.
Can anyone enlighten me as to the
When was the legislation changed?
Why was it changed? Did it cause problems for
pastoralists, too much work for the Minister's staff?
Was there a public outcry against the change?
If not why not?