Help shape the future of Queensland’s drought program by attending a regional forum in your area or submitting your thoughts online.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner said it was vital that producers gave their feedback on what can be improved and how better resilience can be built in the future to the independent panel.
“With drought foremost in people’s minds, now is the best time to work with industry and the community to review government, industry and community actions through this drought and think about improvements for future droughts,” Mr Furner said.
“Ruth Wade and Charles Burke have been appointed to an independent panel to run the review and make recommendations to improve resilience and assistance for future droughts in line with national drought policy.
“The panel are holding forums in six regional locations and are seekingwritten submissions through the drought program review website until October 2018.
“I encourage community members to attend these forums to have their say and to submit their thoughts online for the panel to consider.
“They will consider what has worked well, and what could be improved and how we can better prepare for future droughts.
“Ms Wade and Mr Burke have a strong industry background and understanding of the pressures of drought in rural communities, being former Chief Executive Officers of the Queensland Farmers Federation (QFF) and AgForce Queensland respectively.”
For further information visit qld.gov.au/droughtreview or call 13 25 23
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
The Honourable Mark Furner