Big Guns Come West

Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull will this week visit Charleville, Blackall and Boulia as part of a three-day “Listening Tour” of drought-stricken parts of eastern Australia.

On parts of the trip which extends into Dubbo, Narromine and Trsanghie in NSW he’ll have Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, Agriculture Minister, David Littleproud, Regional Development Minister, John McVeigh, and Rural Health Minister, Bridget McKenzie in tow.

The Prime Minister says it’s about making sure the Government gets it right.

“I want to ensure our farmers and communities in regional Australia know we are listening to them.”

“Millions of Australians enjoy fresh produce each and every day despite the hardship of our dedicated, enterprising and above all, tough farming community. This week I look forward to saying thank you and asking what we can do to make life easier.”

Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, says the impact of drought cannot ever be underestimated and that’s what makes the trip so important.

“That will help the government to consider what type of additional support, if any, we may be able to provide. That’s why we are taking this step to go out and talk to the people in these communities on the ground and to hear their concerns first hand.”

“That will help the government to consider what type of additional support, if any, we may be able to provide.”