The new PM and drought

The new Prime Minister has declared the drought a priority.  That is good news.

If he is serious he will:

  • Bring forward the review of Farm Household Allowance and its application processes.
  • Restore the CoAG process his Government dismantled to rejuvenate coordination and collaboration with the States.
  • Accept drought cannot be considered an abnormal event but rather, that our climate is changing.
  • Make adaptation and resilience-building through better farming methods a key priority.
  • Dramatically enhance the extension effort by deploying our agriculture-based Research & Development Corporations to help farmers embrace regenerative farming techniques and the latest innovation.
  • Embrace a carbon pollution mitigation policy.

Five years has been lost since the Commonwealth and the States agreed on a new approach based on drought management.  Let’s now hit the reset button.


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