Last month it was bushfires bearing down on the town of Stanthorpe in south-east Queensland.
This week it’s federal politicians looking for a backdrop for their announcements on drought relief.
When they arrive, they’ll find the town’s dam nearly dry.
But they’ll also discover a community that hasn’t been waiting around for government assistance. Instead, using millions of dollars of its own money on water security.
National Regional correspondent Dominique Schwartz reports.
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