Tasmania Pulls Its Weight In Federation With Hay For Drought Stricken Farmers

Tasmania Pulls Its Weight In Federation With Hay For Drought Stricken Farmers

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff

Government Committed To Continuing Free Transport Of Hay Donations

Victor P Taffa

Tasmanians have shown once again that we are willing to step up and support our mainland cousins, Minister for Infrastructure Jeremy Rockliff said.

“Tasmanian Government will continue to support the cartage of hay across Bass Straight.”

Both the TT Line and the Bass Island Line will continue to transport loads of hay, free of charge when they have capacity.

While a testament to the generosity of Tasmanians, the large number of hay donations has exceeded what was initially anticipated.

“Due to this, we are continuing to work with our freight services to ensure that the hay is delivered to where it is needed.”

Of course, all other non-government freight services remain available and the Federal Government has made specific adjustments to the Freight Equalisation Scheme to subsidise a portion of the costs.

“On behalf of Government, I give a heartfelt thank you to all those who are donating their time and efforts to help out the drought stricken farmers of New South Wales.” Minister Rockliff said.

 

Federation Of States:

Australia became a Federation of States on 1 January 1901 when 6 colonies united to enter into a Federation. Currently Australia has 6 States and 2 Territories with these being:

States:

  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

Territories:

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • Northern Territory