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Financial support remains in place for drought-affected families

The Federal Government is continuing its support for drought-affected farming households. Round 2 of the Drought Community Support Initiative (DCSI) program has been extended until the end of this year.

Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan said the Government is standing shoulder-to-shoulder our farmers as they deal with the impacts of drought.

“Payments of up to $3,000 are already assisting farming families to meet urgent expenses, including for food, petrol and utilities,” Mr Hogan said.

“We are doing what it takes to support farming households through these extremely difficult financial times.”

“Since November 2019, almost $75 million has been paid to support more than 25,000 farming households.”

The Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul Society are delivering Round 2 of DCSI to eligible farming households. For more information and to apply:


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