DID YOU EAT TODAY? I HOPE YOU THANKED A FARMER...
Did you know that Australia is in the middle of its worst drought ever?
Our farmers are crippling under the strain and we need to do more to support them. I see so many community groups joining force to supply donated goods to keep our farmers going but I want to see more from our government.
I understand it's a national problem and it's far and wide, you can't make it rain but our farming community is the backbone to our country.
Right now in some states we have a subsidy for the cost of transporting donated fodder however that is expecting a very proud farmer to ask for help. We all know that our farmers are the most proud people in our country and asking for help is not in their nature. I know that we would get more help to our farmers if we could have farmers buy supplies and our government subsidise the transport. Drought doesn't just have an impact on the livestock, it also impacts the mental health of our farmers, their families and the surrounding community. With stock feed reducing across the country, transport costs are fast becoming the biggest issue impacting farmers trying to stay afloat.
The ask: That we, the public of Australia sign this petition to show you support our Aussie Farmers in Drought and ask our government to do more to support them.
Tell our government that we need a NATIONAL DISASTER FUND created to help support our country in crisis because right now our farmers need our help.
Let's also get a transport subsidy setup so that farmers don't need to just rely on donations but they can also get purchased stock feed delivered to them and not pay full freight.
It's time we provide support to our own, we can't make it rain but we can help a mate in need. That is the Australian Way...