Canberra Liberals welcome financial support for local farmers

The Canberra Liberals welcome the ACT government’s response to my calls to provide financial support to help Canberra farmers beat drought conditions.

Farms across NSW are being devastated by ongoing drought. Canberra is no different. I know that many local farmers are fighting to keep their livestock and crops alive. Without adequate autumn and winter rainfall, spring growth is likely to be stunted.

These conditions have created enormous emotional and financial stress for local farmers.

When the NSW government is providing drought assistance to their farmers, there is no reason why farmers on this side of the border should be disadvantaged and left to fend for themselves.

This is important step to take.