THE Bush Ban­ter’s

The Northern Star - Northern New South Wales Rural Weekly - - THE ROUND-UP -

stamp of ap­proval goes this week to our na­tional postal ser­vice, do­ing their bit for drought re­lief.

Aus­tralia Post has re­leased a special edi­tion Drought Re­lief stamp to help raise funds for Ru­ral Aid, the char­ity be­hind the Buy a Bale cam­paign, with the aim of rais­ing $200,000. Start­ing this month, book­lets con­tain­ing five stamps, are avail­able for pur­chase for $5, and with each book­let sold Aus­tralia Post will do­nate $2 to­ward re­lief ef­forts.

“Our special edi­tion stamp is about show­ing sup­port for peo­ple across Aus­tralia af­fected by drought,” Aus­tralia Post man­ag­ing direc­tor Chris­tine Hol­gate said. There’s 100,000 book­lets in to­tal, which we es­ti­mate would in­volve a lot of stamp lick­ing. Thirsty work re­quires a pot and parma for a farmer down at the lo­cal.

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