Namoi Unlimited is encouraging farming families, agricultural workers and businesses
impacted by the drought to take part in the Australian Government’s Farm Household
Tamworth will host a public consultation on Wednesday 14th November. It is one of only
three locations in New South Wales selected for a public hearing.
Gunnedah Shire Mayor and Chairperson of Namoi Unlimited Jamie Chaffey says the panel
is interested in hearing from anyone who has sought or attempted to seek assistance from
“The review will focus on what is working well for Farm Household Allowance and what
improvements can be made, and with so much of our region battling drought it’s essential
locals share their thoughts.
“There is opinion about who should receive assistance during drought. From Warialda to
Walcha and beyond, every week I hear from people who are struggling and we know it’s
not just farmers who are hurting.
“I would encourage anyone with feedback, good or bad, to take part in this review farmers,
accountants, agricultural advisers, agronomists, financial planners, Rural Financial
Counsellors, stockists, succession planners and the public,” says Councillor Chaffey
The Farm Household Allowance review is chaired by dairy farmer Mrs Michele Lawrence.
The independent panel is due to provide its report to government in the first half of 2019.
Consultation feedback to participants will be provided in February.
An online survey is also available for people who might struggle to get off farm at the
moment. People have until the 16th of November to complete the online survey.
Event: Farm Household Allowance Review 2018
When: Wednesday 14th November 2018
Where: Tamworth Community Centre, Darling Street, Tamworth NSW 2340
RSVP: Phone 02 6272 2449 or email FHAreview@agriculture.gov.au
Survey link: https://haveyoursay.agriculture.gov.au/fha-review-2018