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30 June 2014: New interest rates for QRAA Productivity Loans...more

16 June 2014: QRAA temporary offices in Quilpie, Charleville and Cunnamulla: Drought and Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme and Sustainability Loans (Queensland)...more

6 June 2014: QRAA temporary offices in the Banana Shire and Gladstone Regional Council areas next week: Concessional Loans...more

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

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Drought Concessional Loans

Drought Concessional Loans Scheme

Drought Concessional Loans are now available to assist farm businesses recover from and prepare for future droughts and return to viability in the longer term. Under the scheme, the Australian Government will provide Queensland with $100 million for the provision of Drought Concessional Loans in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

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Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme

The second application period for 2013-14 closed on 30 April 2014. The application period for 2014-15 will open on 1 July 2014 and close on 30 April 2015. The Australian Government will be providing $30 million in 2014-15 for Concessional Loans to eligible Queensland farm businesses for debt restructuring.

Cattle

Bovine Johne's Disease Assistance Scheme

The Bovine Johne's Disease Assistance Scheme which provides support to producers directly affected by the recent BJD response has been extended to 27 March 2015.

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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.

Interest Rates

Current interest rates

Table of current QRAA interest rates for First Start and Sustainability Loans.

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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