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Australia PM bombarded with drought-relief ideas

20:06  25 october  2019
20:06  25 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Albanese urges PM to form drought cabinet

  Albanese urges PM to form drought cabinet Labor Leader Anthony Albanese is urging the prime minister to form a joint drought cabinet.The proposed "war cabinet" would be chaired by the prime minister, and co-chaired by Mr Albanese and Nationals Leader Michael McCormack, and bring together relevant ministers and opposition MPs from areas affected by the drought.

Define bombarded . bombarded synonyms, bombarded pronunciation, bombarded translation, English dictionary definition of bombarded . tr.v. bom The Nationals have already proposed their own relief plan, a .3 package which includes million in cash grants for every council in drought .

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been bombarded with ideas on how to tackle the drought , from tax cuts to shopping. He is set to weigh up the proposals next week ahead of releasing a national strategy. Nationals MP David Gillespie has told AAP drought -affected farmers should be given income tax

Scott Morrison© Getty Images Scott Morrison Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been bombarded with ideas on how to tackle the drought, from tax cuts to shopping.

He is set to weigh up the proposals next week ahead of releasing a national strategy.

Nationals MP David Gillespie has told AAP drought-affected farmers should be given income tax exemptions.

"Most farmers in drought won't be making a profit so they won't be paying income tax," Mr Gillespie said.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has flagged further drought relief in December's mid-year budget update.

Liberal senator Hollie Hughes' solution is to urge Aussies to head to the bush and splash cash around small businesses in regional towns ahead of Christmas.

Cruel blow sees drought-ravaged community miss out on funding

  Cruel blow sees drought-ravaged community miss out on funding A drought-affected Victorian community has missed out on $1 million in federal funding because of a 0.1 per cent shortfall in workers with farming-related jobs. Moira Shire in the state's northeast didn't receive the cash because 16.9 per cent of its residents were employed through farming, rather than the 17 per cent threshold. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

The Drought Relief Service (DRS) was a federal agency of the U.S. New Deal formed in 1935 to coordinate relief activities in response to the Dust Bowl. It purchased cattle at risk of starvation due to drought.

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"We don't need to buy from the usual suspects," Senator Hughes said.

The senator has set up a website, gocountryforchristmas.com.au, to allow businesses to register their outlets and shoppers can buy online.

She and more than a dozen colleagues pooled their own cash to set up the website.

"I don't think you can fully understand when you live in a metropolitan area, the real bite the drought is having and what it's like in town," Senator Hughes said.

Liberal frontbencher and Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton has expressed scepticism of the National Farmers' Federation proposal to offer "exit payments" for farmers to leave the land.

""It's not just somebody walking off their property, it's what happens then to all the local small businesses in that community and right across that region as well," Mr Dutton said.

The Nationals have already proposed their own relief plan, a $1.3 package which includes $10 million in cash grants for every council in drought.

Hanson, Katter bond over drought relief .
One Nation's Pauline Hanson and Katter's Australian Party leader Bob Katter are teaming up to take on the federal and Queensland governments.Pauline Hanson and Bob Katter, two of Queensland's most controversial politicians, are joining forces ahead of next year's state election.

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