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.’’
A fire has destroyed a home in Kialla West.
Victoria State Emergency Service (SES) and other emergency services are preparing for the next round of wild weather in the north-east.
Tatura Fire Brigade volunteers are gearing up for a busy summer period this year.
SNAKES will be coming out of hiding as the weather warms up.
OUR Lady of the Sacred Heart Elmore was a sea of colour earlier this month for Footy Colours Day.
THE Salvation Army in Kyabram is this weekend celebrating 125 years of service in the district.
Seymour A and B-grade in season decider
Extensive rainfall in the Southern Riverina is having a negative impact on farming.
When Pyalong Primary School does something, it does it well. Here are the students all dressed up for the school's recent Roald Dahl day to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the author’s birth on September 13, 1916.
Yarroweyah's Katie Anderson will be heading to Wisconsin in the United States after winning the Dairy Youth Travel Scholarship.
Skipper claims second B&F in thrilling count
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