Lacklustre on-farm disaster recovery highlights need for a new approach

By Stuart Armitage, Qff President
Updated November 29 2017 - 11:26am, first published 11:05am

The latest severe weather event experienced by Queensland farmers and the ensuing processes have again highlighted why the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) continues to push for changes to the current recovery arrangements. Six weeks after the flooding that caused widespread damage through the Wide Bay region, 40 per cent of affected farm businesses are yet to repair essential business equipment and infrastructure. Of the farmers who had repaired, 45pc had done so to a lesser standard than what was previously in place, leaving them more vulnerable to future events.

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