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Cape York Peninsula Land Use Strategy: Land Use Program: Pastoral Industry of Cape York Peninsula

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Despite ongoing harsdhip and difficult working conditions there was a strong desire by cattlemen and their families to persevere wth the beef industry as independent produers free of government support and unnecessary regulations.

Numerous groups within the Aboriginal community were identified as holding aspirations of participiating in their pastoral industry on multiple levels. The threat of introduced pasture species becoming serious weeds and threatening regional biodiversity was regarded as a serious concern by environmentalists. This report analyses and evaluates the pastoral industry within the Cape York Peninsula in 1994 on its aspirations, constraints and potential, possibilites for economic performance, cultural and environmental impacts, and investigates the principals and guidliens for a proposed pastoral land use strategy.