Drought: no amount assistance can fix land turned permanently to dust

Guardian: As drought hits parts of NSW and Queensland, Australia’s farmers are again asking for relief. For those living in cities, drought is easily forgotten. The latest drought is watched on the nightly news bulletin where the harsh realities do not affect daily life. Annual heatwaves, devastating to the elderly, are simply an inconvenience to most. Drought is part of Australia. The fact it is not new does not negate its impact on humans and livestock. This month, Lifeline confirmed the suicide of a farmer......

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