Maranoa MP injects $80k into financial counselling services
WITH no sign of the farmers' seven-year plight subsiding, Maranoa MP David Littleproud has injected $80,000 into the region to keep them fighting another day.
As part of the $740,000 Federal Government contingency fund being laid out in five Rural Financial Counselling Service providers, Mr Littleproud secured $80,000 for RFCS Southern Queensland based in Roma.
The organisation provides free, impartial, confidential and responsive rural financial counselling services to farmers, fishers, forest growers, harvesters and small related rural businesses who are experiencing financial hardship.
Mr Littleproud said the injection of $80,000 would help the organisation keep up with demand.
"Farmers are battling through severe drought and I'm glad that RFCS-SQ, based out of Roma, will have access to even better resources,” Mr Littleproud said.
"It's really important that if you are in need of support that you don't self-assess your eligibility - instead seek advice from experts, like those at RFCS-SQ.
"This injection brings certainty to service delivery for our Maranoa farmers to develop action plans in tough times like these, negotiate with lenders and apply for Farm Household Allowance.
"This funding injection will help counsellors arm their clients with best practices in a financial climate that constantly changes - regardless of the weather.”
For more information and to apply for assistance, visit www.rfcssq.org.au or phone 46225500.