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CHRIS UHLMANN: The Prime Minister Tony Abbott is planning to tour communities in the grip of drought as the Government begins to finalise an assistance package for farmers.
But one of his rural backbenchers says the Government, Opposition and farming groups should have been much better prepared to respond to the growing crisis. Liberal Senator Bill Heffernan says he warned his party about the situation in New South Wales and Queensland five months ago. He told political reporter James Glenday no-one had a plan.
BILL HEFFERNAN: You absolutely ... Read more >
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