While the government is in chaos and is falling apart The Queen has made a private donation to support the drought-relief efforts.
Her Majesty has also sent a message to the farmers in drought-affected areas through the Governor General’s office.
In the message the Queen said “Prince Philip and I have been deeply saddened to hear of one of the worst Australian droughts in living memory,” she wrote.
“I know Australia as a land where extremes of weather, floods and droughts are taken in their stride, and life goes on with a stoic and determined spirit.”
“It is clear, however, that the current drought is taking an immense toll, especially on those living and working in rural communities, who are, in so many ways, the very heart and soul of Australia.”
“My thoughts and prayers are with the many individuals, families, communities and businesses who have been affected, and I send my sincere thanks to all those who stand shoulder to shoulder in their support.”