Drought policy, drought preparedness

To be resilient in the face of drought requires a pastoral enterprise to be both:

  • resilient in financial conditions;
  • resilient in paddock conditions.

A producer’s financial circumstances are partly a consequence of their own actions, but are played out upon a broader canvas established by policy. Given the present distress faced by many pastoralists throughout Queensland, it is clear that national policy requires recalibration.

On the other hand, a pastoralist’s paddock conditions are largely a consequence of their management actions. Please refer to the Society’s Drought preparedness page for a drought preparedness strategy for individual pastoralists.