More than 90 farmers have been involved in debt mediation talks with their financiers under a new scheme to get better outcomes for defaults.December 11, 2012 4:05am
More than 150 Victorian farmers have received extra financial support in the first year of the Victorian Government’s Farm Debt Mediation Scheme.
Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh said the government had made it compulsory for banks and other creditors to offer mediation to farmers before beginning debt recovery proceedings on farm mortgages.
‘‘The scheme has proved its value in the first 12 months, and it will continue to be needed as farmers recover from the decade of drought and subsequent flood events,’’ Mr Walsh said.
‘‘Primary producers make a significant contribution to Victoria’s economy. The Coalition is committed to ensuring the necessary support is available to help our farmers through tough times.’’
Hafizullah Mohaqiq was born in Afghanistan, spent periods living in Pakistan and Iran, before arriving in Shepparton two months ago.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
A visit by Coliban Water to Heathcote last week provided residents with a chance to quiz staff about water and sewer services.
A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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