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14 April 2014: More help for North Queensland communities hit by Ita...more

21 March 2014: Second application period for Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme (Queensland) extended to 30 April 2014...more

3 March 2014: For more information on the Queensland Government's Drought Relief Assistance Scheme, call 13 25 23 or visit the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's website...more

10 February 2014: Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme (Queensland) helps primary producers restructure their existing debt...more

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Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme

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.

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Bovine Johne's Disease Assistance Scheme

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.

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Hendra virus PPE Rebate Scheme

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.

Disaster Assistance

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Natural Disaster Assistance

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.

QRAA Productivity Loans

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First Start Loan

Finance up to $650,000 to assist in the early years of establishing a primary production enterprise.

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Sustainability Loan

Finance up to $650,000 to cover capital costs to achieve a more productive and sustainable primary production enterprise.

QRAA Productivity Loans

First Start and Sustainability Loans of up to $650,000 are available to assist new and existing producers enter and enhance a primary production enterprise.

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