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Uncertain Climate: The Recent History of Drought Policy in Australia

Botterill, Linda


In 2002 Australia experienced widespread drought, with over 70 per cent of the country experiencing serious to severe rainfall deficiencies for the period April to October. During this period images of parched landscapes were frequently shown on television, and the Farm Hand drought appeal launched, with the backing of business, to raise funds to assist drought-affected farmers. Since 1992, Australia has had in place a National Drought Policy based on principles of self-reliance and risk...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Politics and History
DOI: 10.1111/1467-8497.00281


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