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News - Drought

$1 million for drought-affected small business counselling

21 July 2020

Small businesses in drought-affected regions are benefitting from a new $1 million financial counselling program to help them through current economic challenges.

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More support for drought-affected farmers

26 June 2020

The Marshall Liberal Government is continuing to support drought-affected farmers across South Australia with a new program to help build stronger business models and improve long-term resilience.

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$10,000 grants for morale-boosting events during drought

5 June 2020

Drought-affected communities across South Australia are being encouraged to apply for up to $10,000 towards local activities, events and functions focused on wellbeing and building resilience.

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Drought package expanded to help more people

5 March 2020

The Marshall Liberal Government's $21 million drought package will be expanded to allow more primary producers dealing with extended dry conditions to access support as an outcome of the Premier's recent drought tour.

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More support for drought-affected regions

11 February 2020

Drought-affected farmers, primary producers and local businesses will have more access to wellbeing and financial support as the Marshall Liberal Government expands the Family and Business Support (FaBS) Program.

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Drought tolerant lucerne program to feed the world

7 February 2020

South Australian scientists are conducting world-leading research which could help feed the world by using wild relatives of lucerne to breed drought-tolerant varieties.

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$21m support package for drought-affected SA farmers

10 December 2019

South Australian drought affected farmers will get extra support through a dedicated $21 million package announced by the Marshall Liberal Government today.

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Removing the baa-riers on sheep entry

5 June 2019

The State Government will make it easier for South Australian farmers to purchase sheep from across the border in an effort to fast track rebuilding the state’s flock after drought.

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Support sought from WA for hay to drought-affected farmers

10 May 2019

As a measure to provide additional fodder options for drought-affected livestock farmers, the State Government is seeking an urgent investigation by the Western Australian Government to certify the green snail pest is not prevalent in the northern wh…

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Lions clubs and FaB mentors helping to deliver drought support this Christmas

20 December 2018

The State Government's Family and Business (FaB) Support mentors program has joined forces with the Australian Lions Foundation to deliver $100,000 worth of financial aid to drought-affected farmers and farming families just in time for Christmas.…

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