The Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has finally conceded his drought assistance package is failing our farming families.
Minister Barnaby Joyce has given his approval to two round-tables to be held in Northern Victoria.
The round-tables are obviously needed to overcome the failings of the Government’s drought package – in particular, the long waiting times farmers face trying to secure the Farm Household Allowance.
It was this allowance Minister Barnaby Joyce told Parliament, “But it is not the case that you apply for the money and then you have to wait for your application to be approved. You actually get the money straightaway.”
This was the untrue statement that led to Mr Joyce s secretly and deceitfully changing the Parliamentary Hansard to cover up his attempt to mislead farmers.
Farmers need less spin and more action from Minister Barnaby Joyce.