Liberals and Nationals continue to back communities in drought

The Federal Liberal and Nationals Government is continuing to back drought-affected communities, today providing nearly $1.5 million in funding towards 39 new projects under the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal’s Tackling Tough Times…

20 May 2020

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Supporting North Queensland through drought

A number of high-priority drought relief projects are progressing across North Queensland, with more projects approved under the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) Extension.

30 April 2020

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New air freight network to boost agricultural and fisheries exports

A new network of 15 air freight service providers and freight forwarders has been established by the Morrison-McCormack Government to accelerate delivery of agricultural and fisheries exports into key overseas markets.

23 April 2020

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First flight takes off under $110 million freight assistance initiative

Premium-quality Australian seafood will soon be on the plates of thousands of overseas consumers, with the Morrison-McCormack Government helping to secure a critical freight export route under its $110 million International Freight Assistance…

09 April 2020

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Securing freight access for Australia agricultural and fisheries exporters

A new $110 million initiative will back Australia’s agricultural and fisheries sector by helping them export their high-quality produce into key overseas markets, with return flights bringing back vital medical supplies, medicines and equipment…

01 April 2020

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Government support for the wings across Australia

The Minister for Agriculture and Emergency Management has welcomed the nearly $200 million boost for regional and remote aviation as part of the Federal Government’s support to Australia’s aviation sector during the COVID-19 crisis.

28 March 2020

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More money for cash-strapped drought communities

The Australian Government has extended the Drought Community Support Initiative (DSCI), providing a further $82.75 million to continue crucial support for farming households battling the continuing drought.

20 February 2020

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More support for communities affected by drought

Funding for farmers, small businesses, families and schools in drought-affected communities across Australia will now start rolling out as part of a $57 million support package.

28 January 2020

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Beefed up Roma Saleyards open

Cattle farmers and buyers in the Maranoa region will now have access to a state-of-the-art selling centre, following a major renovation of Australia’s largest beef saleyards in Roma.

26 January 2020

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Additional funding seals the deal for Carnarvon Highway

More than $3 million in funding has been unlocked to widen a section of the Carnarvon Highway between Injune and Rolleston. 

21 January 2020

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Immediate financial support for bushfire affected communities

The Australian Government will provide an initial and immediate base payment of $1 million to 42 of the most severely bushfire impacted councils in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland to help quickly rebuild vital…

09 January 2020

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Major upgrade for Bega Saleyards

The Bega Valley Saleyards have received a major upgrade to improve animal welfare standards and facilities for local farmers, buyers and sellers.  
 

18 December 2019

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More cash for drought-hit farmers

Payments of up to $3,000 will continue to be available to drought-hit farming families throughout Christmas and the New Year.

The Federal Government has topped up the existing round of the Drought Community Support Initiative.

16 December 2019

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Drought funding set to flow for eligible councils

128 drought-affected councils can now apply for up to $1 million each under the Drought
Communities Programme.

02 December 2019

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Cash flowing into drought-affected communities

More than 4,500 cash-strapped farming families and contractors have applied for $3,000 support grants in Round 2 of the Drought Community Support Initiative in its first four days.

27 November 2019

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