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Australia's 'Big Dry' a mounting crisis

Emergency relief is being provided for drought-hit famers in eastern Australia, as Phil Mercer reports.

Emergency relief is on its way to drought-hit farmers in eastern Australia as many are forced to sell or slaughter their cattle.

However the drought is not only inflicting a financial toll - there's a mounting psychological cost on communities where once fertile land has turned to dust.

Phil Mercer reports from Tamworth in New South Wales.