Alan Jones heads to regional NSW for drought awareness
Alan Jones will head west next week for two outside broadcasts to raise awareness of the impact of the drought on regional NSW.
2GB’s Jones will broadcast from Bourke and Dubbo, following a long campaign to get politicians to provide greater support for rural Australians.
He begins in Bourke hosting a Locals and Farmers Forum at The Port of Bourke on Sunday, November 24, before his Breakfast program will go live from Bourke Bowling Club on Monday, November 25.
Another forum will follow at the Commercial Hotel in Dubbo on November 25, before hosting three mornings worth of Breakfast in the city at Dubbo RSL and Harvey Norman Dubbo.
“Canberra have announced drought packages which bear little relationship to the problems faced by farmers and small business in the bush,” said Jones.
“Their voice isn’t being heard. We are going to the coal face to give them a voice. Canberra can only ignore that voice at significant political risk.”
To wrap up the tour, Jones will host an evening fundraiser for the drought on Thursday, November 28 at Melo’s Italian Restaurant in Potts Point back in Sydney.