“The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) expresses its sincere thanks to Minister Guy Barnett, Premier Will Hodgman, and the Federal Government for the swift action in providing assistance to Tasmanian primary producers affected by fire”, TFGA CEO Peter Skillern said.

The quick action by the Minister and the Government not only demonstrates a commitment to agriculture but also reassures those affected farmers that there are mechanisms already in place to assist them through this difficult time.

“It is also timely to thank all those members of the Tasmania Fire Service, various State Government departments, volunteers and those TFGA members that are providing resources at their own cost, in their continuing efforts to manage and extinguish the multiple fires currently ravaging our state”, TFGA CEO Peter Skillern said.