- QFF has welcomed the activation disaster assistance for farmers beginning the recovery process following damage caused by widespread flooding in the north of the state. Read the QFF media statement HERE.
- As Queensland farmers begin the recovery process following widespread flooding in the north of the state, the QFF has renewed calls for a ‘shovel ready’ agriculture recovery program to provide immediate on farm assistance to those affected. QFF media release HERE.
- Farmers in the Burdekin, Cloncurry, Douglas, Flinders, Hinchinbrook, McKinlay, Richmond, Townsville and Winton council areas have access to a range of disaster assistance including loans, freight subsidies and recovery grants of $75,000. Check the Farmer Disaster Support website HERE for more information and contact details.
- Financial assistance and support services are also available to individuals, small businesses, not for profit organisations and state and local governments. for more information about disaster assistance and community recovery efforts, click HERE.
- Community recovery hubs are now open in Townsville where community recovery workers will be able to assist community members to meet their immediate personal needs, including applying for grants and accessing emotional support. Locations and opening times HERE.
- From drought to flooding rains, the recent widespread flooding in north Queensland has been a difficult time for many but help is available. The journey to recovery is not one taken alone, if you’re struggling with your mental health be sure to check the Farmer Disaster Support website HERE.
- If you would like to give a helping hand to those residents affected by flooding, make a donation through The Australian Red Cross Society, UnitingCare, Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland and GIVIT HERE.
- The 24-hour news cycle and the rise of social media has increased the opportunities for politicians to be heard and amplify their messages. But what effect is this having on the prosperity of our state and nation? Read QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- QFF has welcomed the Australian Government’s commitment to establish a National Farm Debt Mediation Scheme following recommendations made by the Banking Royal Commission released last week. Read the QFF media statement HERE.
- The Queensland Competition Authority will conduct regional workshops on the 2020-24 irrigation pricing review in various locations throughout Queensland this month. The finalised workshop schedule is available HERE.
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