Storm clouds avoid the bush, darken over the economy

Michelle Grattan
Updated October 18 2019 - 6:36pm, first published 5:20pm

Government sources insist shock jock Alan Jones didn't drive Thursday's announcement of a cash payment to drought-stricken farmers about to be turfed off their household support because they'd reached the four-year time limit.

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Michelle Grattan

Michelle Grattan is a press gallery journalist and former editor of The Canberra Times. She is a professorial fellow at the University of Canberra and writes for The Conversation, where her columns also appear.

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