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.’’
Tatura's long drought is finally broken with victory against Karramomus
Some of Australia’s best kayakers were in Yarrawonga on Sunday at the annual Yarrawonga-Mulwala Canoe Club’s Murray River Classic kayak race.
Volunteers at St Vincent de Paul in Tatura continue to be dismayed at the amount of unsuitable items dumped at the centre in Francis St.
When the wall is in sight, swimmer Nash Ramage finds that little bit extra.
Vandals have uprooted trees along the Campaspe River, leaving Rochester River Reserve Committee president Paul Poort furious and devastated.
Bianca Chatfield to speak at Kyabram Sportstar of the Year
Alan McLean looks back at Seymour's history of larrikings, louts and bushfires.
New tourism venture, Old Woperana Working Farm and Animal Nursery, is now open to the public.
Warm weather during the Christmas/New Year period saw large crowds enjoy facilities at the region’s major water storages.
Cobram bowler Chris Taylor has been bowling all along Australia’s east coast, and all for a good cause.
The Free family were overwhelmed when stolen fishing equipment was returned to them on Monday night.
SPC Ardmona’s managing director Peter Kelly will end his association with the company when his two-year commitment to the job expires at the end of March.
Salvation Army Benalla Majors Heather and Peter Ellis have relocated to Melbourne.
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