Payments of up to $3,000 will continue to be available to drought-hit farming families throughout Christmas and the New Year.
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.
Farms and small businesses in drought affected areas will receive much needed Government support to reduce their energy costs and improve energy efficiency as part of the Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP).
A farming family specialising in Dorper sheep who claim the breed’s ‘extreme adaptability’ is inspiring them to prevail during crippling drought conditions, are set to represent NSW at the 2020 National Landcare Awards.
Drought-hit communities will share in more than $1 million for community projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times Together program.
Community Development Officers will soon be working on the ground in eight northern Queensland councils to help recovery efforts after the monsoonal floods.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking feedback on the future use of general household, Mixed Waste Organic Outputs (MWOO) (which is made from this waste) and on a proposed transition package to support the alternative waste treatment (AWT) industry to move to sustainable uses.
Work is underway to protect native fish in the Darling River this summer with an early warning system and special fish refuges.
Zali Steggall, the Federal member for Warringah, stepped out at Curl Curl Beach to support a community-planting event to mark Landcare Week, facilitated by Northern Beaches Council.