Tasmanians have shown once again that we are willing to step up and support our mainland cousins.
The Tasmanian Government will continue to support the cartage of hay across Bass Straight.
Both the TT Line and the Bass Island Line will continue to transport loads of hay, free of charge when they have capacity.
While a testament to the generosity of Tasmanians, the large number of hay donations has exceeded what was initially anticipated.
Because of this, we are continuing to work with our freight services to ensure that the hay is delivered to where it is needed.
Of course, all other non-government freight services remain available and the Federal Government has made specific adjustments to the Freight Equalisation Scheme to subsidise a portion of the costs.
On behalf of Government, I give a heartfelt thank you to all those who are donating their time and efforts to help out the drought stricken farmers of NSW.