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Media releases 2013

24 November 2013: Time almost up to apply for cyclone and flooding assistance

Farmers, businesses and not-for-profit organisations affected by flooding following ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald earlier this year are reminded that the cut-off date to apply for Category C and D natural disaster assistance is this coming Friday 29 November.

6 November 2013: Extra assistance to support farmers

Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce, today delivers on his promise to provide extra measures to support farmers, particularly those dealing with drought.

9 October 2013: Flood affected farmers reminded of assistance application deadline

Farmers, businesses and not for profit organisations affected by flooding earlier this year and planning to apply for natural disaster assistance must finalise their applications by the end of November 2013.

8 October 2013: Farm Finance Applications Closing 31 October 2013

The first application period for the Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme will close to applications from Queensland farm businesses on 31 October 2013.

 

8 October 2013: Net buyback opened up for more fishers...

More fishers will now be eligible to have their East Coast commercial net fishing licences and or symbols bought back under new criteria.

2 September 2013: QRAA temporary office: Client Liaison Officer visits Blackall

Following the recent announcement of the Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme, QRAA is holding a further temporary office in the state’s West, this time in Blackall for prospective applicants to discuss their eligibility and the application process with QRAA’s regional Client Liaison Officer, Heather Smith.

7 August 2013: QRAA temporary offices: Client Liaison Officers to visit rural Queensland

Following the recent announcement of the Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme, QRAA is establishing temporary offices throughout Queensland for prospective applicants to discuss their eligibility and the application process with QRAA‟s regional Client Liaison Officers.

 

6 August 2013: Producers can apply for Farm Finance from August 16

From Friday, August 16, Queensland producers can apply for Farm Finance Concessional Loans of up to $650,000 to help restructure debt.

23 July 2013: Flooded farmers have more time to apply for assistance

The cut-off date for farmers, businesses and not-for-profit organisations affected by flooding earlier this year to apply for natural disaster assistance has been extended to the end of November.

11 July 2013: Queensland farmers first to benefit from Farm Finance

Queensland farm businesses will be the first to benefit from concessional loans of up to $650,000 to help manage debt under the Australian Government’s Farm Finance scheme.

1 July 2013: Further rate cuts for farm productivity loans

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh has announced further interest rate cuts for the Queensland Government’s First Start and Sustainability Loans for farmers.

19 June 2013: QRAA visits North Burnett Regional Council: disaster assistance scheme

Disaster-affected primary producers and businesses in the North Burnett Regional Council are urged to meet with QRAA’s regional Customer Service Officer from 25 - 27 of June to discuss the assistance available to support their disaster recovery efforts. 

31 May 2013: Apply now: financial support for BJD affected producers

Cattle producers impacted by recent bovine Johne's disease (BJD) cases are able to claim for financial support from today (31 May 2013).

17 May 2013: Relief on its way for BJD affected producers

Relief for cattle producers impacted by the recent Bovine Johne's Disease (BJD) cases is on its way with cattle farmers able to apply for financial support from 31 May 2013.

14 May 2013: QRAA visits Banana Shire: disaster recovery assistance

Disaster-affected primary producers and businesses in the Banana Shire are urged to meet with QRAA's regional Client Liaison Officer on Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 of May to discuss the assistance available to support their disaster recovery efforts. 

14 May 2013: QRAA visits Gladstone Region: disaster recovery assistance

Disaster-affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations in the Gladstone Regional Council area are urged to meet with QRAA's regional Client Liaison Officer on Tuesday 4 June to discuss the assistance available to support their disaster recovery efforts. 

13 May 2013: QRAA visits Chinchilla: disaster recovery assistance

Disaster-affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations in the Western Downs Regional Council are urged to meet with QRAA’s regional Client Liaison Officer on 27 – 28 May 2013 to discuss the assistance available to support their disaster recovery efforts.

7 May 2013: Visit QRAA at Cane-Trends Field Day 2013

Disaster-affected primary producers, businesses and non-profit organisations in the Bundaberg Regional Council are invited to meet with QRAA's regional Client Liaison Officer, Mark Barrett, at Cane-Trends Field Day 2013 on 16 May 2013 to discuss assistance available for their Tropical Cyclone Oswald and Associated Rainfall and Flooding, 21 – 29 January 2013 recovery efforts.

30 April 2013: Additional assistance for Queensland primary producers and small businesses (external site)

Extra assistance is now available for primary producers who were affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald in Central and Southern Queensland in January 2013, under the jointly funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

13 March 2013: QRAA visits Central Highlands, Banana & Gladstone Councils: disaster recovery assistance

Disaster-affected primary producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations in the Central Highlands, Banana and Gladstone Councils are urged to meet with QRAA's regional Client Liaison Officer from 18 - 22 March to discuss the assistance available to support their disaster recovery efforts.

27 February 2013: More Shires receive flood support (external site)

The Newman Government has been able to secure additional assistance under Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), for more Queensland primary producers.

26 February 2013: Net fishing buyback invites more offers (external site)

The Queensland Government is inviting more commercial net fishers to submit offers to buy back their licences following the success of the first round of invitations.

17 February 2013: Queensland secures Category D funding for flood damaged primary producers (external site)

Primary producers who have suffered extreme flood damage in 14 local government areas will be able to access a loan and grant package of up to $650,000 under the Exceptional Disaster Assistance Scheme.

16 February 2013: Further flood assistance for primary producers and businesses (external site)

The Newman Government and Gillard Governments have today announced a boost in assistance to Queensland primary producers and businesses that suffered extreme damage as a result of ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald.

12 February 2013: More Shires receive flood support (external site)

Flood-affected primary producers in the local government areas of South Burnett, Gladstone and Scenic Rim and targeted areas in Banana, Goondiwindi, Ipswich, Somerset, Southern Downs and Toowoomba will now be able to apply for Category C assistance under the jointly funded Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA).

8 February 2013: Natural Disaster Assistance loans now available at 1.7% (external site)

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh has announced the concessional loans for primary producers and small businesses are now available at a record low interest rate of 1.7 per cent.

5 February 2013: QRAA visits Banana Shire and Gladstone Regional Council: disaster recovery assistance

Disaster-affected primary producers and small businesses in the Banana Shire and Gladstone Regional Council are urged to meet with QRAA’s regional Client Liaison Officer from 11 - 15 February to discuss the assistance available to support their disaster recovery efforts.

4 February 2013: Clean-Up Grants for Severely-Affected Small Businesses and Primary Producers in Queensland: Activation of Disaster Income Recovery Subsidy (external site)

Clean-up and recovery grants of up to $25,000 are now available for small businesses, primary producers and not-for-profit organisations in areas severely affected by flooding in Queensland.

30 January 2013: Government and industry move quickly to provide flood recovery support (external site)

A range of Queensland Government support, including concessional loans and freight subsidies, is now available for producers and small business operators impacted by the floods.

25 January 2013: Interest rate cuts help primary producers (external site)

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry John McVeigh has announced a reduction in the interest rates for the Queensland Government's First Start and Sustainability Loans, stimulating further investment and support for Queensland's agricultural sector.

7 January 2013: QRAA visits Dalby: concessional loans for primary producers

Primary producers looking to achieve greater productivity and those wishing to enter into primary production are invited to meet with QRAA’s Customer Service Officer in Dalby on Tuesday 22 January to discuss finance available to them.

Last updated
10 May 2017