Messages not getting through to MPs
The $5 million Drought Future Fund announced on October 26 by our Prime Minister again highlights how far away our decision makers are from rural reality.
There seems to be very little mention of small businesses who rely on farmers for their survival.
Small businesses in rural towns are the first to feel the pain in a drought.
Rural communities in the Murray Valley are currently in a man-made drought as water flows right past and to South Australia.
The Federal Government is spending $13 billion on dismantling the country’s droughtproofing which was already established by our forefathers; the $5 billion bandaid is not a longterm solution.
Fix the mismanagement of fresh water by South Australia and you would free up thousands of gigalitres of water for production and then you have drought resilience.
I can only say that it is becoming increasingly obvious that Canberra is not taking any notice of our elected representative — either that or they are being given the wrong messages. — Kevin Sutton