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Governments step up drought assistance

Agriculture Minister David Littleproud, farmer Ashlea Miles, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Member for Parkes Mark Coulton, Deputy PM Michael McCormack and farmer Philip Miles Photo: Supplied

The Federal and NSW governments have responded to the drought crisis, increasing funding and support services. The state government released more funds for drought relief with its drought assistance now more than $1 billion.

The Berejiklian Government had been criticised by regional stakeholders, including at last week’s NSW Farmers Annual Conference in Sydney, for not doing enough to support desperate farmers.

Read more in the printed edition of the Western Herald.

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