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Corporate carbon farms ‘locking up the land’ are locking out the people, critics say

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It has been touted as a way to combat climate change on a vast scale, but for one small south-west Queensland community carbon farming is irreparably changing its foundations.

About 1,500 people live within the Paroo Shire’s 47,000 square kilometres, historically known for its sheep, wool, and beef production.

It is extremely productive country that has been battling a decade-long drought.

In the past eight years however, the landscape of the Paroo Shire has been changing for…



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