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Labor’s drought attack dog struggles to come up with solution

Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon struggled to come up with a solution to the drought before finally making a concession to farmers.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison sent the openline into meltdown following his interview with Alan Jones where he failed to provide answers on the drought.

Now, Mr Fitzgibbon has struggled to tell Ben Fordham what exactly he would do if he was in government.

Joel Fitzgibbon: What I wouldn’t have done six years ago…

Ben Fordham: I’m asking you a question and I want you to answer it. What would you do? I don’t want to hear about what you wouldn’t have done six years ago.

But Mr Fitzgibbon finally conceded that under a Labor government, no farming families would be stripped of household allowance during the crippling drought.

Earlier this month, it was revealed drought-stricken farmers have been denied government assistance at a time when they need it the most.

About 200 Queensland farmers have been kicked off a farm household allowance after reaching the four-year cap.

Mr Fitzgibbon told Ben things would be different if Labor was in government.

“I would make sure that people aren’t getting cut off while we are still in this terrible drought.”

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Image: Getty/ Tracey Nearmy

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