Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Call for more measures to help NSW farmers in droughts

Skye Manson, Tuesday June 18, 2013 - 14:38 EST
ABC image
The sun sets over a dry stubble paddock near Lake Cargelligo in NSW. - ABC

The NSW Government has been asked to consider additional measures to help farmers cope with dry conditions in the future.

The government's Regional Assistance Advisory Committee finalised advice to the minister regarding changes to transport subsides and the special conservation scheme late last week.

Its executive director, John Newcombe, says the changes may not ever come into play but the minister is considering them.

"The minister will take into account advice from that committee and other places," he said.

"In addition, we shouldn't forget that these measures have some financial implications and the minister may well need to take them to Treasury."


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Tsunamis in Australia?

15:37 EST

With another earthquake of 5.7 magnitude being recorded today near off the southern Queensland coast, meteorologists and oceanographers are keeping a wary eye on the potential for tsunamis.

Hobart hopes for snow on Monday.

11:43 EST

A series of strong cold fronts which are moving in quick succession over southeastern parts of Australia threaten to bring low level snow over the coming days to parts of Tasmania.

Adelaide records coldest July in almost 20 years

11:36 EST

Adelaide has recorded its chilliest July in close to 20 years, with both maximum and minimum temperatures colder than average.