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New Agriculture Minister says Labour’s drought policy an ‘evolution’


The new Federal Minister for Agriculture is reviewing the former government’s approach to addressing drought. This could have implications for the current form of the Future Drought Fund Programs that commenced last year.  However, the focus will remain on developing plans before droughts hit: “It’s widely agreed that the worst time to try and develop a clear-eyed drought policy is during the natural disaster.”

The new Labor government has also highlighted their plans for rural and regional Australia: