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September 23, 2021 Sharon Purcell

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Mr Ross Leggett has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with Rural Solutions Queensland Inc. (RSQ) trading as Rural Financial Counselling Service and Small Business Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland, commencing 1st November 2021. Ross comes highly qualified to lead RSQ and most…

September 14, 2021 Sharon Purcell

Australia’s #1 Whip Cracking Entertainer, Nathan Griggs will perform at both the Morven and Augathella Whip Cracking Family Event’s. Morven and Augathella locals and visitors will be treated to a free BBQ, fireworks and music on Friday the September 17th at Morven and Saturday 18th September at Augathella.  These Community Family Events in the Murweh…

August 17, 2021 Sharon Purcell

RURAL FINANCIAL COUNSELLING SERVICE SQ (RFCS SQ) EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INVITED RFCS SQ are inviting applications from people interested in joining the Board. Board members are expected to contribute to the effective governance of Rural Solutions Qld and the RFCS SQ and a vacancy currently exists for a person who resides within the service area…

August 4, 2021 Sharon Purcell

Small businesses turned upside down by recent lockdowns have a lifeline provided by government. The 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants of $5,000 will be available to eligible small and medium businesses across all industries across the state. Small Business Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland welcomes the announcement from the Queensland Government of extended support to…

May 24, 2021 Sharon Purcell

As the May Small Business month wraps up for 2021, three new grants to support small business in Queensland have been announced. Totalling $25M, the Queensland State Government has announced the Business Basics, Business Boost and Business Growth Fund grants in conjunction with Small Business Month. “The announcement is more good news for small businesses…

April 6, 2021 Sharon Purcell

April 6 2021 TOURISTS aren’t the only income stream for aviation business, Gold Coast Helitours, but prior to COVID19, tourists provided 95% of the small businesses income. The impact of the 2019 pandemic was dramatic and swift. “On January 27, 2019, we went from hero to zero overnight from COVID and we’re still struggling to…

February 8, 2021 Sharon Purcell

February 8, 2021 CHANGES to JobKeeper and residual financial challenges could present more hardship for Southern Queensland Small Businesses that were in trouble before COVID said Small Business Financial Counselling Program (SBFCP) Coordinator, Jo Tardent. The SBFCP identified JobKeeper changes and the recommencement of deferred loan repayments as stress points for small businesses across the…

December 16, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Roma locals, Craig and Bec Biessel worked with Rural Financial Counsellor, Dale Murphy to develop their business while they honed their financial skills.

December 16, 2020 Sharon Purcell

Ray and Nancy Bertinazzi own and operate an impressive farming business between Warwick and Stanthorpe on Queensland’s Darling Downs. Working with local Rural Financial Counsellor, Micheal Fagg, the couple were able to work through a complex debt restructure and set themselves up for a profitable future with expansions planned.

November 30, 2020 Sharon Purcell

The Rural Financial Counselling Service Southern Queensland has today released a new promotional video explaining the service.