Friday, 17 October 2014

Fact check: Does a farmer commit suicide every four days in Australia as Bob Katter says?

Australian agriculture is "closing down" and farmers - "the toughest people this nation has ever produced" - are folding, federal MP Bob Katter says.

Speaking as part of a mental health special on the ABC's Q&A's program on October 6, Mr Katter said Australia's four big agricultural sectors - sheep, cattle, dairy and sugar cane - were all "going straight down the chute at 100 mile an hour".

Please see more at the link below:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-16/farmer-suicide-rates-bob-katter-fact-check/5805450

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