Drought program review
The Palaszczuk Government committed to review drought programs and assistance in Queensland for future droughts. On 26 August 2018, an independent expert panel made up of Ms Ruth Wade and Mr Charles Burke were engaged to look at what can be done during, and prepare for future droughts through a Drought Program Review. The current Drought Assistance Package and other government programs will continue to run for the duration of this drought.
The Independent Panel provided their recommendations to the Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries on 31 January 2019.