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Coalition Government launches online platform for farmers to see exactly what assistance is available for them


The Coalition Government has launched an online platform for farmers to see exactly what assistance is available to them. 

'FarmHub' has been developed in a partnership with the National Farmers' Federation to bring together information on drought support available for individual farmers.

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud said FarmHub brings together the services of the Commonwealth, states, councils and charities.

“This will tell farmers what assistance is available for them without any mucking around,” Minister Littleproud said.

“Farmers just need to go to farmhub.org.au and type in their location to find help available."

“It will show what fodder, water, transport and living expense assistance is available at an individual farm, as well as mental and physical health services."

A National Drought Map has also been launched to help coordinate the drought response and so governments, business and communities can make informed decisions.

“The National Drought Map is a clear and precise picture of conditions and the drought response across Australia,” Minister Littleproud said.

“This will help us to be flexible and responsive to the drought when conditions change."

The National Drought Map is available at map.drought.gov.au

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