Feds’ drought plan – pass or fail? | POLL

Feds’ drought plan – pass or fail? | POLL

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PRIME Minister Scott Morrison unveiled his plan to help deal with the ongoing drought on Friday, announcing a $5-billion Future Fund and several other key measures.

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PRIME Minister Scott Morrison unveiled his plan to help deal with the ongoing drought in Canberra last week, announcing a $5-billion Future Fund and several other key measures.

Related: PM’s drought challenge: Uniting everybody in one vision

While the National Farmers’ Federation welcomed the package, federal Opposition agriculture spokesperson Joel Fitzgibbon criticised the government for its lack of long-term strategies for carbon mitigation and best practice climate adaptation.

But Mr Fitzgibbon did praise Mr Morrison for accepting that there is a need to address climate change and build resilience among farmers.

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