Monday, 24 September, 2018


Drought-ravaged farmers urged to seek help

Drought-ravaged farmers urged to seek help Drought-ravaged farmers urged to seek help
Kristine Garrett | 09 August, 2018, 02:19

Malcolm Turnbull says climate change helps cause droughts, dismissing suggestions Australia abandon global emissions reduction targets because they won't immediately help farmers.

The package will also include extra funding for mental health initiatives, with Australian farmers being at a significantly higher risk of depression and suicide than urban dwellers.

"We are, as we have all said, the land of droughts and flooding rains, but we haven't had a drought this bad for a very, very long time, since the Bureau of Meteorology says 1965".

"It's vital that we help farmers and families that are dealing with the stress and pressures drought brings", Simson said in a statement on August 5.

She said the additional funds "will provide eligible farmers with a much-needed cash injection". "But we have had to remove them all and bring them closer to the homestead so we can more easily feed them".

Primary Producers SA executive chairman and former premier Rob Kerin urged farmers struggling as a result of drought to seek advice from the rural financial counselling service about whether they're eligible for government help.

This increase will give farming families. The NSW government has also given more than A$1 billion in assistance.

Malcolm Turnbull during a tour of drought-stricken towns in regional NSW and Queensland. "I have been here all my life, and this drought is feeling like it will be around a while", says a despairing Whitney, whose property near the town of Gunnedah is on the Liverpool Plains, a usually fertile area now withered having received the lowest average rainfall in almost 30 years.

Turnbull also paid tribute to farmers for their resilience.

Mr Maudsley also commended the private sector organisations, charities, media outlets and individuals who had continued to provide support for drought-affected communities.

National Farmers' Federation chief executive officer Tony Mahar said the Government's support was a step in the right direction, but added there was no silver bullet.

"The Eyre Peninsula has been severely affected, and livestock farmers in particular are having to make tough decisions, " Mr Whetstone said.

Meanwhile, the prime minister has been dragged back into debate over the impact of climate change on drought.

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