David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Extra $80,000 for Rural Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland 

October 1, 2019

 With parts of Maranoa in their seventh year of drought, Maranoa MP David Littleproud said today the injection of an extra $80,000 into the Rural Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland (RFCS-SQ) will 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 of $80,000 helps bring 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.

“RFCS-SQ is there to guide, coach and mentor drought-affected farmers and rural businesses.

“Maranoa farmers, like those across Australia, are incredibly resilient and I know that this funding injection will help counsellors arm their clients with best practices in a financial climate that constantly changes – regardless of the weather.”

The $80,000 for RFCS-SQ is part of $740,000 in Federal Government contingency funds being laid-out in five Rural Financial Counselling Service providers.

The Federal Government has invested $9.74 million into RFCS-SQ since 2016.

For more information and to apply for assistance visit www.rfcssq.org.au or call 07 4622 5500.