Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud said the Australian Government was seeking input from dairy farmers, processors, industry representative bodies, government agencies and consumer organisations.
A three-day forum to connect the eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs began today. The forum will also hear about other Future Drought Fund programs and from a range of speakers on drought resilience.
Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud and Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett said the Future Drought Fund programs will support farmers and regions to build resilience to future droughts.
The Australian Government continues to back farmers in hardship by passing legislation today that waives the majority of Farm Household Allowance debts caused when incorrectly estimating business income.
The Australian Government is sending a clear message to those who put Australia’s biosecurity at risk, with legislation passing Parliament today giving courts access to higher penalties that reflect the true seriousness of non-compliance.