About this inquiry

An inquiry into the Federal Government’s response to the drought, and the adequacy and appropriateness of policies and measures to support farmers, regional communities and the Australian economy

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Federal Government’s response to the drought, and the adequacy and appropriateness of policies and measures to support farmers, regional communities and the Australian economy

On 14 November 2019, the Senate moved that the following matter be referred to the Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport References Committee for inquiry and report by 18 June 2020.

Submissions close on ​14 February 2020.

The Federal Government’s response to the drought, and the adequacy and appropriateness of policies and measures to support farmers, regional communities and the Australian economy, with particular reference to:

  1. loans and financial support;
  2. water availability, infrastructure, agreement and supply measures;
  3. various market impacts of the measures;
  4. interaction with existing legislative and regulatory instruments across jurisdictions;
  5. the response to the Drought Coordinator’s report;
  6. preparedness for the current drought and the capacity of the Australian Government to prepare for future drought; and
  7. any other related matters.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3511
Fax: +61 2 6277 5811
rrat.sen@aph.gov.au

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