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Farmers urged to seek flood assistance
7 January 2011
NATIONAL Farmers’ Federation (NFF) President Jock Laurie, having surveyed flood-affected regions in Queensland this week, is encouraging farmers, their families and people living in regional areas to seek assistance in dealing with the social impact of the devastating floods.
“I have just returned from a tour of Queensland to see the devastation in that State first-hand,” he said. “Our farmers are doing a fantastic job coping, but its hard going, and I say to those people who are unsure of where to turn that services are available.
“We are in regular contact with our member organisations in Queensland, NSW, Victoria and WA, as well as liaising with Federal Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig and other government authorities to ensure they are aware of the extent of the damage, the immediate needs of farmers and their communities and the clean up required.
“Those logistics are being well managed. However, in regard to the social and psychological impacts, I am very conscious of the need to ensure flood-affected people know where to turn.
“And, moreover, to ensure that people do, indeed, seek that assistance.”
The NFF has been in contact with various healthcare providers and is urging flood victims to use the services on offer, including:
Finally, people should contact their relevant state authorities who are coordinating emergency flood response measures. Relevant contact details in each state are available at: Flood Assistance.
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