Cathy McGowan: Member for Indi

Dairy roundtables report welcomed, action now required

February 09, 2017

Independent Member for Indi Cathy McGowan has welcomed a report which recommends a review of the Farm Household Allowance application process.

Ms McGowan called on the Minister for Agriculture and Water Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce in Parliament on Wednesday 8 Feb for the report on recent dairy roundtable meetings to be delivered.

“This is a great result,” Ms McGowan said.

“The real issue is that people can’t get access to Centrelink because there aren’t enough resources to process applications.

“I look forward to the Minister acting as soon as possible on the report.

“The Minister’s response shows the importance of having a strong local, independent voice working with dairy farmers to deliver effective results.”

Dairy farmers will have an opportunity to discuss the report with Ms McGowan at a community meeting in Tangambalanga on 22 February.

Ms McGowan’s question to the Minister for Agriculture can be viewed here:

http://www.cathymcgowan.com.au/minister_challenged_to_provide_dairy_report


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