The Greens are supportive of the Farm Household Support Amendment Bill 2007.
However, it raises a number of issues that we think are important and need to be given an airing and discussed. Drought, we know, has a devastating impact on the agricultural community-on farms themselves, on farmers and on their families. Senator O'Brien has mentioned the impact on mental health. Drought also has an impact on small businesses, on businesses within the agricultural community, on towns, on the health of towns and on the environment and natural resource management.