National Drought Summit presentations available

National Drought Summit presentations available

Domestic Policy Joint Agency Drought Taskforce
Friday, 26 October 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Coordinator-General for Drought Major General Stephen Day, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, and Deputy Leader of the Nationals Bridget McKenzie attend the National Drought Summit at Old Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, October 26, 2018. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

Photo: AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Today the Prime Minister, The  Hon Scott Morrison MP brought together more than 80 representatives from across Australia for the National Drought Summit. Leaders across all levels of government were joined by experts from the agricultural, charity, community, banking and finance sectors.

Participants shared a wealth of knowledge and identified ways to work together to put in place the right supports to help farmers and regional communities cope with the current drought and increase their resiliency to succeed when they face future challenges.

Presentations from the Summit are available:

Prime Minister’s opening address

Transcript of welcome

Deputy Prime Minister’s address

Bureau of Meteorology, Current Conditions and Outlook

Current Conditions and Outlook slide presentation (PDF 1.4MB)

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, Update on the 2018 drought report

Special Envoy for Drought Recovery and Assistance, the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP

Coordinator-General for Drought, Major General Stephen Day.