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Transcript - Radio Interview - SA Country Hour - Monday, 6 August 2018

SUBJECTS:  Drought Policy.

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Transcript - Doorstop - Newcastle - Sunday, 5 August 2018

SUBJECTS:  Drought announcement, drought policy.

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Drought announcement

Australian farming communities are being affected by a shocking and protracted drought and Labor welcomes the Prime Minister’s drought assistance package announcement today.

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Speech - Australian Grains Industry Conference - Value Over Volume - It's more than a grain of truth

AUSTRALIAN GRAINS INDUSTRY CONFERENCE
MELBOURNE
THURSDAY, 2 AUGUST 2018

***CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY***

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Putting drought policy reform back on track

A Shorten Labor Government will restore the CoAG process for drought reform and dispatch Australia’s agriculture-based Research and Development Corporations (RDCs) to help farmers build defences against the impacts of an increasingly variable climate such as protracted drought, severe storms, frost, pests and diseases.

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Labor will review the forestry water rule restrictions

A future Labor Government will review the water rule restrictions with the aim to remove the existing rules in both the plantations and farm forestry Carbon Farming Initiative methodologies, to ensure the forestry sector can compete on a level playing field and to play a bigger role in a lower carbon future.

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Transcript - Radio Interview - 2CC Canberra - Tuesday, 31 July 2018

SUBJECT: Drought policy.

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Government red tape making it difficult for farmers to access much needed income support

The Government is making it so difficult for farmers to access income support that almost two thirds have given up.

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Turnbull Government part of drought problem

Having failed drought affected farming families the Turnbull Government is now ramping up its propaganda machine in an attempt to fool people into believing it is acting.

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Denman and Muswellbrook celebrate completion of Stronger Communities projects

Federal Member for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon has celebrated the investment of $40,000 in community facilities on Friday at the official openings of the Toddler Playground at Highbrook Lizard Park in Muswellbrook and the new Neil Barry Stand at Denman Oval.

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