26-02-2014 02:04 AM | Australia

Drought-stricken farmers to receive $320m lifeline

Drought-stricken farmers in parts of NSW and Queensland are set to receive a $320m lifeline from the federal government.

Prime minister Tony Abbott has unveiled an assistance package which includes increasing access to a concessional loan scheme, income support, funding for pest control and mental health support.

Income support measures will be brought forward from 1 July to 3 March.
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