Make drought rules per­ma­nent

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THE har­monised rules for trans­port­ing fod­der across state borders dur­ing the drought should be ex­panded and made per­ma­nent, ATA chair Ge­off Crouch said. “To make Aus­tralia more drought re­silient, gov­ern­ments need to re­move the un­nec­es­sary bar­ri­ers that stop the ef­fi­cient and pro­duc­tive move­ment of stock and feed over large dis­tances,” Mr Crouch said. “Gov­ern­ments have taken an im­por­tant first step by har­mon­is­ing the rules for trans­port­ing baled com­modi­ties like fod­der. Gov­ern­ments now need to con­sider fur­ther rule changes to help in both this drought and fu­ture droughts.”

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