Minister for Drought David Littleproud won support through the Ministerial Council for a new working group to try and integrate Commonwealth, State and Territory drought relief programs and report back by February 2020.
Minister for Drought David Littleproud is calling on all states to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their farmers and regional communities, who have been facing the worst drought on record.
Keeping weeds down in crops is a high priority on most farms, yet herbicide resistance can quietly increase along fencelines.
Just 20 years ago the Australian sheep industry was in dire straits – today its worth more than $8.6 billion per year, an increase of almost 50% compared to 2001.
Immediate tax deductions for fencing infrastructure and on-farm water storage for farmers doing it tough in the drought.
Communities affected by the NSW bush fires are encouraged to access available mental health and counselling services.
The first landholder agreements for the Balonne Shire Council’s Special Rate Scheme for the wild dog exclusion fencing (WDEF) program were signed.
Australia Post outlets across Australia will be accepting donations for the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund to support bushfire affected communities.
Disaster assistance has been made available in the Livingstone and Noosa Shires to assist communities hit by November’s (2019) Queensland bushfires.
All fishers – commercial, recreation and charter – along with other boat and water users are being reminded to keep an eye out and report any suspicious aquatic pests including Asian Paddle Crab while fishing over the summer months.