My Government has passed legislation to increase support payments for farmers struggling with drought.
Our changes to the Farm Household Allowance will make it available four in every 10 years and allow the Minister to make lump sum payments available if needed.
This means those whose time on the payment expires this year will receive up to $13,000 for a couple, and will be in their pockets by Christmas.
It applies to farmers in hardship whether it is caused by drought or the recent bushfires.
You can watch the Prime Minister’s video about support for drought-affected communities. you can watch my speech here: http://https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1396201153890115