Financial Support Updates (Rural Financial Counselling)

July 9, 2020 Sharon Purcell

The Rural Financial Counselling Service has a board vacancy. Expressions of Interest Board Member Vacancy Rural Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland Rural Solutions Queensland Incorporated, a Not for Profit Body in Queensland auspices the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) Programme for the Southern Region in Queensland.  Rural Solutions Queensland and the Rural Financial Counselling Service…

June 30, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Roma based Rural Financial Counsellor, Dale Murphy was featured in a social media video release today.The well known local explains his role as a Rural Financial Counsellor and how he feels about it.

June 18, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Our Rural Tax webinar today was hosted by Angie Bowden and Dale Murphy and featured our special guest, Condamine Accountants director, Laura Babington.

June 17, 2020 Sharon Purcell

The recently announced $150,000 instant asset write-off tax incentive has been extended to the end of 2020. Key points:The new rules for the Instant Asset Write-Off scheme will be extended to the end of the year (December 2020)Eligible businesses (those with an annual turnover of less than $500M) are able to instantly deduct the cost of…

June 16, 2020 Sharon Purcell

(11 June, 2020) FHA is a fortnightly income support payment for eligible farming families in financial hardship.Payments up to $26,561.60/annum, per couple or $15,912.00/annum for singles are available for up to four years. This is currently supplemented by an additional $550/person each fortnight due to COVID-19. The payment is administered by the Australian Government Department…

June 9, 2020 Sharon Purcell

The Rotary Cash Cards program has helped many rural families in Southern Queensland.This week we caught up with Bryan Payne in Roma and asked him to explain the program and how Rotary gets involved in the bush.

June 3, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Gympie based Rural Financial Counsellor, Alison Paulger is the first of the RFCSSQ team to record a social media video explaining the Rural Financial Counselling Service and how to contact us. Watch this space!

May 21, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Current: 21st May 2020 COVID19 Jobs Support Loan• Applications closed• Additional $500M announced in May will be used to continue accessing applications received prior to closure of the program Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant• Apply for up to $10,000 funding to support micro and small businesses impacted by COVID19 Electricity bill relief• Your small business…

May 14, 2020 Sharon Purcell

PROGRAM: Disaster Recovery Funding ArrangementsJoint Commonwealth-State FundedEVENT: Queensland Bushfires, September – December 2019 EMERGENCY BUSHFIRE RESPONSE IN PRIMARY INDUSTRIES GRANTProducers in the worst hit areas can apply for recovery grants of up to $75,000 to assist with the cost of clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures.CLOSING DATE: 31 July 2020. EXTRAORDINARY BUSHFIRE ASSISTANCE LOANSEligible primary…

April 27, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Current: March 2020 RURAL COVID19 SUPPORT HOUSEHOLD STIMULUS PACKAGE $750 tax free automatic stimulus payment. In addition, a further $750 automatic payment (except for those who are eligible to receive the Coronavirus supplement) WHO IS ELIGIBLE: PENSIONERS, SOCIAL SECURITY RECIPIENTS, VETERANS, CONCESSION CARD HOLDERS, OTHER SUPPORT RECIPIENTS WHO TO CONTACT: SERVICES AUSTRALIA HEALTH A new…