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Giving a dam about water security... and carbon!

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This morning in the Breakfast Show I caught up with Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud about water security in the Cairns City and surrounding regions. The Federal Government is putting funds forward to develop a Future Drought Fund Hub at JCU, and money on the ground to secure water for the region. Could this mean a new dam is on the horizon?

We also spoke about a significant initiative to have Indigenous Rangers on the front line for biosecurity in our region and further into the Cape. The issue of nett zero carbon emission also came up, and it gave him an opportunity to focus on the National Party's position. Thankfully, it is a more objective position than Senator Matt Canavan's! Listen to what David Littleproud had to say here: