NOT DOING ENOUGH
Peter Gleeson (“ScoMo hung out to dry”, 27/10) makes a fair point.
Whilst a convoy of 10 water trucks organised by 38-yearold Brisbane mother Rachael Eddy does not seem like much, it was wholly supported and appreciated by everyone and goes to show ‘the little engine that could’, does. The Australian government is a very large engine that could, but does not.
I don’t think any Australian believes for one single moment that enough is being done to assist Australian farmers. How on earth can a weekly payment to a farmer of between $245-$295 possibly support their entire family and farm? In foreign aid the government intends to give away $4.2 billion this year and over the past 4 years they have spent $9.2 billion on illegal migrant policies alone.
We are crippled by timid, small-minded leaders who show a complete lack of empathy for the needs of hardworking Australians.
This nation was built on the back of those who toiled on the land and built the prosperity of this country through risk, grit and enormous determination. In return, and as a show of support, this government thinks we should all be so grateful for putting our nation of farmers onto what’s little more than Centrelink support. LEE DU BRAY