“Last week TFGA CEO Peter Skillern and I travelled to the MerseyLea area of the North West Coast to visit members and to witness for ourselves the damage that was done by the floods in early June.
Pictures alone do not properly convey the extent of the damage that was wreaked through this district. It is going to take many of these farmers years, not just months, to recover.
The TFGA will continue to work closely with farmers from all flood affected areas, advocating at both Federal and State levels, to ensure that adequate resources are available for Tasmanian farmers to get back on their feet.”
We call upon the Federal Government to recognise the significant social economic and environmental damage that was caused by this natural disaster, and to provide the financial resources to allow farmers and others to get their lives back.”