With climate change in full swing, Turnbull has signalled his desire to take action to mitigate the drought by putting on an akubra.
“Having ignored this issue, I want to assure farmers they will not be ignored until after the election is over,” the Prime Minister said in a plane that was flying over a drought affected farm on his way from Canberra to Sydney.
When told that 99% of NSW farms are affected by drought, Mr Turnbull suggested that they should just get a hose and water their farm. “That’s what our gardener does to our garden in Point Piper whenever it gets a bit dry. It works wonders.”
Meanwhile, business groups have swung behind the Prime Minister’s newly found concern for the drought. One consortium of well-connected businessmen have set up the Drought Relief Foundation on the off-chance that Turnbull swings them a spare half a billion dollars.
Listen to the new campaign about taking action on the drought:
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