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Developing equitable and affordable government responses to drought in Australia

Chapman, Bruce; Botterill, Linda


Once again in 2002 Australian taxpayers are being called on to provide relief to drought-affected farmers. Under the National Drought Policy which has been in place since 1992, support is provided by the Commonwealth Government predominantly in two forms: interest rate subsidies to assist farm businesses and a special welfare payment, the Exceptional Circumstances Relief Payment. Support is available under these programs only to farmers in geographically defined areas which have been declared...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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