I am starting this petition after seeing the horrendous drought conditions our farmers are struggling with in the west of NSW and other parts of the country. I want us to demand that the government steps in and declares it a natural disaster. Our farmers have been doing it alone for too long.
After reading about farmers having to slaughter there live stock I donated money and felt good for about 2 mins ..realizing that it was just a tiny drop in a very big bucket. Its time for the government to assist in helping keep Australia's food bowl viable and look after the people who feed us.
As a city dweller its so easy to forget where our food is coming from and the hardship and heartache this extended drought has bought to our farming communities. We as Australians all share this 'wide brown land'. Now is the time to show our support for our farming communities and insist that the government does likewise.