Support for drought affected farmers
24 March 2014
The Australian Government has announced a package of measures offering financial, social and mental health support to farm families, farm businesses and rural communities suffering from drought.
This drought assistance package is to support farm businesses, families and communities that are experiencing hardship and to help them recover when the current drought ends.
The Government will bring forward more generous income support arrangements for farmers and their families, extend concessional loans to eligible drought affected farm businesses, provide funds for water infrastructure and pest eradication and offer funds for counselling support services for farmers.