13-02-2014 02:42 AM | Australia

Farmers wait for drought relief

A decision on whether to provide more money to drought-stricken farmers appears close with Tony Abbott expected to visit affected communities as early as this weekend.

Meanwhile there's debate within the Government over the level of assistance to farmers after the Government held firm against extra money for car makers and fruit canner SPC and Treasurer Joe Hockey's recent declaration that "the age of entitlement is over".

Lateline's Jason Om went to Walgett in northern New South Wales for this report.
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