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Farmers will obtain speedy extra monetary help to assist them and their communities struggle one of many worst droughts of the previous century.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will return to a farm in Trangie in central NSW on Sunday to announce the $190 million new bundle that will even present psychological well being providers.
“We won’t make it rain. However we are able to make sure that farming households and their communities get all of the help they should get by means of the drought, get better and get again on their ft,” the federal government stated in a press release.
The federal government had already prolonged the Farm Family Allowance scheme from three to 4 years, efficient from 1 August.
That scheme will now present two lump sum supplementary funds price as much as $12,000 for eligible households, Mr Turnbull has introduced.
The federal government can also be altering the belongings check to permit hundreds extra farmers to entry help in “recognition of the severity of this drought.”
The brand new bundle follows a “listening tour” Mr Turnbull made in June the place he visited the Miles’ household farm.
The federal government says Sunday’s announcement is only one part its “persevering with and enduring response to the drought.”
Additional longer-term measures to enhance the resilience of rural communities to deal with drought circumstances are being developed throughout authorities.
One other part might be introduced in coming weeks.