Steve Whan slams NSW Government drought reactionRobyn Herron and Sally Bryant, Friday December 6, 2013 - 13:52 EDT
After going two years without significant rain, landholders in the far west seem to be getting some traction amongst politicians for their plight.
Minister for Primary Industries Katrina Hodgkinson has toured the west, after announcing a $7.6 million assistance package - now the opposition is stepping up to the plate.
Opposition spokesperson on primary industries and resources Steve Whan is in the west at the moment; he's no stranger to the region as a former Minister for Emergency Services and Primary Industries.
He's seen floods, droughts and locust plagues in the west.
© ABC 2013
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