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WALCHA FARMER APPOINTED NEW DROUGHT CO-ORDINATOR

Walcha’s Jock Laurie has been appointed the state’s new drought co-ordinator.

He will work alongside his predecessor, Pip Job, in leading the second phase of the Government’s emergency drought response.

Mr Laurie’s time in the industry, spanning decades.

“I’ve been involved with agri-polictics for about 15 years in some pretty senior roles and I’ve held this role as Land and Water Commissioner for about six years.”

He hopes to improve water access and management.

“A lot of issues that other people are seeing, I’m seeing first hand and in many ways that make it, well it doesn’t make it easier, but it certainly gives me a very good understanding of those issues.”

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Hailing from Scone in the Upper Hunter, Amelia is based at our North West bureau in Tamworth. She joined NBN News in June, 2017 and graduated with a Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) from Charles Sturt University later that year.

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