Defence to fly in fodder for stranded cattle
6 February 2019
Minister for Agriculture and Maranoa MP David Littleproud has welcomed news defence aircraft will drop fodder for cattle cut off by flooding in north-west and central Queensland.
Minister Littleproud has spoken to the Prime Minister about the flooding, and the defence assistance.
"Whilst the logistics are still to be worked out, the Australian defence force will use its aircraft to help our farmers," Minister Littleproud said.
"Thousands of cattle are cut off by floodwaters and we had to act decisively to stop them from starving.
"Australians help each other out and I'm rapt defence will be helping out our farmers and looking after animal welfare.
"I wrote to the Queensland Agriculture Minister yesterday letting him know the Federal Government was ready to assist in any way necessary.
"Senator Reynolds is doing a fantastic job in her response to this crisis and I have every confidence she'll work with myself and AgForce as this unfolds."