Doctors join drought support


Rural Health Alliance CEO Mark Diamond Photo: supplied

A united group representing farmers and doctors has released a joint public statement in response to the federal government’s latest drought support package.

With NSW now declaring 100 per cent of the state in drought and Queensland not far behind, the Federal government’s drought relief package now stands at $576 million.

The Rural Doctors Association, National Farmers Federation, the National Rural Health Alliance and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine have strongly welcomed the Coalition Government’s announcement to provide additional financial support to drought-affected farming families, including $11.4 million in mental health support initiatives.

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