Queensland opposition agriculture spokesman criticises government drought declaration process

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
Updated August 28 2018 - 4:55pm, first published August 24 2018 - 7:30am
Drought relief: The countryside around Jondaryan, one of the Queensland regions in the grip of drought. Pictures: Sally Cripps.

As the drought crisis deepens in southern Queensland and the search for stock feed becomes more urgent, Queensland Agriculture Minister, Mark Furner, has defended his decision to take 11 regional areas off the drought-declared list, saying he was acting on advice from local drought committees.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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