Our national identity was forged in the bush and the backbone of our country is built on agriculture and mining. These sectors continue to be cornerstones of our Australian economy and living standards – generating revenue and creating jobs and opportunities, indeed enabling Australia to push above its weight and become a G7 nation.
It is vitally important that our food producers – our farmers, are able to get back on their feet quickly, when disaster strikes – be it drought, bushfires, flood or accident.
Rural Aid provides this support before, during and after these disastrous events – giving farming families the hand up they require.
I encourage all Australians to throw their support behind Rural Aid and its ongoing efforts to ensure that “our mates in the bush” are helped when they need it most. We should all be proud of Australia’s fine agricultural produce.”