Australia: How severe is the drought in Queensland and New South Wales?

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a $320 million assistance package to support drought-hit farmers in New South Wales and Queensland. Justifying the package, Mr Abbott said: "Drought of this severity is not the normal course of business. This is not just a once-in-a-decade drought. It's a once-in-a-quarter-century drought in many places. In some places, it's a once-in-a-century drought". ABC Fact Check investigates whether the current drought really is a "once-in-a-quarter-century" drought......

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