‘Rainmaker’ PM Tony Abbott pledges fair and responsible drought package

  • Sue Neales in Bourke
  • The Australian February 16, 2014
  • Tony Abbott dashes through a downpour after meeting graziers in drought-hit Bourke in NSW. Picture:  Andrew Meares

    Tony Abbott dashes through a downpour after meeting graziers in drought-hit Bourke in NSW. Picture: Andrew Meares Source: Supplied

  • TONY Abbott arrived in the NSW outback town of Bourke today to talk drought — but instead brought more rain with him than the district has seen for two years.

    As a thunderstorm pelted down on the shearing shed of 40,000-hectare Jandra station, the Prime Minister promised local farmers his government wanted to do more help them cope with the current drought.

    “This is a great Australian sound, rain on a tin roof, but I am very conscious this has been a severe drought; it’s a natural disaster and a lot of people are doing it tough,” said Mr Abbott, who is on a two-day tour of drought-hit western NSW and northwest Queensland.

More: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/rainmaker-pm-pledges-fair-and-responsible-drought-package/story-fn59niix-1226828509682

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2 Responses to ‘Rainmaker’ PM Tony Abbott pledges fair and responsible drought package

  1. rose says:

    natural disaster – pffft

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