The second application period has been extended to 30 April 2014. The Australian Government has announced that Queensland will have an additional $20 million in 2013-14 to provide Concessional Loans to eligible Queensland farm businesses for debt restructuring. This brings the total available for 2013-14 to $50 million.
The Queensland Government has introduced a bovine Johne’s disease assistance scheme, available from 31 May 2013, to support producers directly affected by the recent BJD response.
The Queensland Government has implemented a personal protective equipment (PPE) rebate scheme to assist private veterinary practices in offsetting the cost of eligible PPE for use by veterinary surgeons in the testing of suspect Hendra virus cases.
The Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services announced on 14 April 2014 that concessional loans for primary producers affected by Tropical Cyclone Ita are now available.