Opposition leader says Labor will support ‘any level’ of funding the Coalition names as long as it doesn’t take funds from other portfolios
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has urged the Morrison government to avoid “playing politics” with drought funding, saying Labor would support “any level” of funding the Coalition names, as long as it doesn’t come at the expense of another portfolio.
The government’s $5bn “future drought fund” was knocked back in the last parliament, after Labor announced it would not support any moves to take funds from the Building Australia Fund to pay for it.
.@ljayes: Will you support legislation to stop activists storming farms?@Senator_Patrick: We respect the right for people to protest but it’s not acceptable for people to march onto farms in great numbers intimidating people.