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...]

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...]

Successful applicants for wild dog funding announced

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After a review of public feedback, the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative scheme has revealed a focus on cluster fencing in its latest announcement of funding for wild dog management in regional Queensland. A total of $12.5 million for cluster fencing will be divided between successful applicants, … [Read more...]

Drought discussed at Longreach forum

Discussion leads to action: communities will keep talking about drought in West Queensland.

Investment into tourism, wild dog fencing and internet connectivity were some of the key issues raised at a drought forum in Longreach on the weekend. Featuring a panel of state politicians, community members, Suncorp Bank and the Queensland Police, the forum was held in an effort to increase … [Read more...]