Drought affected Queensland farmers short changed by Turnbull

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Queensland’s ability to recover and rebuild after natural disasters is under threat after the Turnbull Government unilaterally delayed payment of around $1 billion in Natural Disaster Relief and Recover Arrangements payments in this week’s budget. Inside this includes the drought relief schemes … [Read more...]

Rural financial counsellors welcome a $75,000 boost

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Regional financial counsellors will continue their free and confidential services to farming families across the state thanks to a $75,000 annual funding boost from the Palaszczuk Government. The Rural Financial Counselling Service (RCFS) provides free financial analysis, information and support … [Read more...]

Hopes forming for more rain

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Hopes for more rainfall hang in the balance with a monsoonal trough developing in the north. Bureau of Meteorology Senior Liaison Officer, Jeff Sabburg, says that current models are predicting average rainfall in Central and West Queensland over the coming weeks, but the chance of a tropical … [Read more...]

Website launched to help Farmers in Extreme Weather

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The Queensland Farmers' Federation (QFF) have this week launched a disaster and drought support website. The website is designed to assist farmers and primary producers with localised support during Queensland’s extreme weather conditions. The site provides postcode specific financial and social … [Read more...]

Aussie hero delivers hay run of hope

The 80 kilometer chain of freight trailers will be the largest in the world, hoping to score a Guinness world record.

  If the heart was measured in metres, Brendan Farrell’s would be 80,000 long. After five months of logistical planning, he is about to embark on a remarkable journey to deliver over $1.3 million worth of hay to drought affected Queensland farmers. It is a mission that is set to … [Read more...]

Townsville and The Burdekin officially delcare drought status

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With the Burdekin and Townsville officially being declared as drought affected today the state government has released a statement following the news that 86% of Queensland is now in drought: Seven more council areas have been added to Queensland’s list of drought declarations, taking the total … [Read more...]