Original article by Simon Benson
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 7-Nov-19
The federal government will release details of a drought assistance package on 7 November. Small businesses in drought-affected areas will be offered concessional loans of up to $500,000, while farmers who qualify for an existing concessional loan scheme will be offered a two-year interest-free period. Meanwhile, shadow agriculture minister Joel Fitzgibbon has called for a national drought strategy and urged the government to release the full report of the drought taskforce review that was undertaken by Major General Stephen Day.
AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, NATIONAL PARTY OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF AGRICULTURE AND WATER RESOURCES