17-02-2014 03:26 AM | Australia

PM brings help to desperate farmers on drought tour

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has praised Australian farmers for their resilience battling drought and their “have a go” ethos, labelling them an iconic part of the national consciousness.

Visiting Mt Gipps sheep station north of Broken Hill this morning, Mr Abbott confirmed his government is finalising a significant drought package to help struggling farmers.

The Prime Minister said farmers deserved support when facing extreme and out-of-the-ordinary dry times for which they could not plan.
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