245T (Agent Orange)
In the early 1970s the WA Agriculture Protection Board hired more than 300 men to eradicate the weeds, Noogoora Burr and Parkinsonia, that were affecting livestock across northern WA.
The herbicide the men were spraying contained the now-banned substance 245T – an ingredient in the defoliant Agent Orange.
‘Agent Orange’ legacy continues to haunt next generation of West Kimberley families
By Briana Shepherd