TWO national farm centres will combine forces in Canberra today to campaign for a joint $1 million funding commitment from the Federal Government.
Representatives from the National Centre for Farmer Health and Wannon MP Dan Tehan are set to meet with Assistant Federal Health Minister Fiona Nash.
Staff from the New South Wales based National Centre for Farm Safety will also attend the meeting where each centre will be campaigning for $500,000.
Any funding announcement is likely to be delayed until the Federal Budget is handed down later this year.
But in the meantime Mr Tehan said he would be doing everything he could to convince his parliamentary colleagues of the importance of health and safety for farmers.
“One of the things we’re working on is to see if both centres could work together and present their case to the government for funding in this area,” he said.
Full story in The Spectator on Thursday, February 13, 2014.