It's About People: Changing Perspectives on Dryness, A Report to Government by an Expert Social Panel

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, the Hon. Tony Burke MP, appointed an Expert Panel to examine the social impacts of drought on farm families and rural communities as part of its national review of drought policy. The seven-member panel, chaired by Mr Peter Kenny, completed its assessment in September 2008.

Final Report

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Tony Burke, has released the Expert Social Panel’s report on its assessment of the social impacts of drought on farm families and rural communities.

Full Publication