Drought News & Media

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Australian Ag Ministers bound for Moree for national drought meeting

- Agriculture; Drought; Ministerial

Agriculture ministers from right across the country are set to descend on the North West NSW town of Moree for a special meeting to discuss the ongoing drought, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall announced today.

Farmers encouraged to claim transport subsidies [PDF]

- Drought; Ministerial

Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall is urging drought-ravaged farmers who applied for the Drought Transport Subsidy in the 2018-19 financial year to claim their freight invoices by the end of this month.

First rescue underway ahead of horror summer of fish kills [PDF]

- Drought; Fishing; Ministerial

The State’s largest ever fish rescue and restocking program is now underway, with NSW Government specialist teams embarking on a two-week operation in the Darling River at Menindee.

The NSW Government is continuing to support regional communities, businesses and workers experiencing the flow-on effects of the drought through a new regional economic stimulus package.

Farmers feeling the sting of drought [PDF]

- Drought; Ministerial

After travelling hundreds of kilometers and visiting country towns from Broken Hill to Walgett on an official drought listening tour, Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW Adam Marshall has today said more must be done to support farmers through one of the worst droughts in living memory.