Support to Drought Affected Farmers 2

On 26 February 2014, the Australian Government announced a drought assistance package to support farm businesses, farming families and rural communities facing hardship.

Description of the measure

On 26 February 2014, the Australian Government announced a drought assistance package to support farm businesses, farming families and rural communities facing hardship.

From 1 April 2014, four drought coordinators from the Department of Human Services were based in drought affected areas of Queensland and New South Wales to:

  • ensure social support for farm families and communities is coordinated and accessible
  • link Commonwealth, State and other social services in drought affected areas and make it easier for communities to access support services; and
  • travel to drought affected areas to meet with service providers, attend community events and link-up services to farmers and farming families.

Drought coordinators will be in place in drought affected areas until 31 December 2014.

Questions and answers

Who will be affected by this measure?

Farmers and farming communities from drought affected areas of Queensland and New South Wales.

Am I eligible for this measure?

This measure only applies to farmers and farming communities who live in drought declared areas of Queensland and New South Wales.

When will this measure start and finish?

This measure started on 1 April 2014 and will end on 31 December 2014.

Page last updated: 13 July 2016

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