Pauline Hanson launches an extraordinary attack on Scott Morrison who claims that struggling farmers kill themselves because they don't get enough support
- Pauline Hanson launched an attack on Scott Morrison about farmers who were struggling
- A leader of the nation claims that farmers commit suicide due to lack of support
- Severe droughts have paralyzed farming communities throughout Australia
Pauline Hanson has claimed that struggling farmers commit suicide because Scott Morrison does not support them.
The leader of the One Nation made the remarks after the government meeting to discuss the spending committee on Wednesday to discuss the drought policy.
& # 39; I ask the Prime Minister how many people will die before taking real action and acknowledge that we have a serious problem with droughts in regional and rural parts of Australia? she told it Courier Mail.
Zonder Without proper government support, Australian farmers will be forced into irreversible financial hardship and more suicide.
Pauline Hanson (photo) claims that farmers commit suicide because there is insufficient government support
Pauline Hanson has launched an attack on Scott Morrison (photo) claiming that struggling farmers commit suicide because the prime minister fails to support them
& # 39; We have not imposed any restrictions on Centrelink payments for refugees or the unemployed, so why should we cut off our farmers when they need it most? & # 39;
Senator Hanson insists that a farm allowance be granted to drought farmers indefinitely – but under current legislation they can only receive benefits for four years.
Severe drought conditions have paralyzed farming communities throughout Australia since 2017, making farmers dependent on government support, donations and emergency aid.
Last year, the Australian government pledged a $ 190 million drought package to help the affected farming communities.
Mr. Williams, truck driver, says more needs to be done to help communities affected by drought. (photo: a sheep is drinking from a water trough in & # 39; Barber & # 39; s Lagoon & # 39; on the edge of northwest New South Wales)
The New South Wales government has also pledged up to $ 1 billion in measures to alleviate drought and subsidies for farmers.
Over the years, fears have arisen about the effects this has on the mental health of farmers.
Brian Egan, founder of Aussie Helpers farmers' charity, said the drought caused many people to suffer from depression and mental illness.
Agriculture Minister Bridget McKenzie said the government will continue to support farmers and rural communities.
She said that in the coming weeks a drought announcement would be made to help farmers further.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Prime Minister's office for comments.
Mike Williams has launched a fundraising to help farmers who are struggling. (photo: a farmer in & # 39; Barber & # 39; s Lagoon & # 39; on the edge of northwest New South Wales)
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