Farmers still waiting for government bushfire loan applications to be assessed

Original article by Lucy Carter
The New Daily – Page: Online : 15-May-20

Farmers on the New South Wales south coast say they are still waiting for applications for federal government bushfire recovery loans to be assessed, some months after the fires hit. Free-range chicken farmer Dan Tarasenko says he could hire "10 people tomorrow" if his two loan applications went through. Figures from the National Bushfire Recovery Agency show that of the 681 applications received for concessional loans, just 288 have been approved. Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud says it is the job of the states and territories to distribute the loans, even though it is federal government money.

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AUSTRALIA. NATIONAL BUSHFIRE RECOVERY AGENCY, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET

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