Publications

Nov 27

Vacancy: Client Support Officer – Wellbeing

2020-11-27T11:32:41+10:00

RFCS Gippsland reduce financial stressors and improve wellbeing of primary producers and small business operators, with a team of qualified and experienced Rural Financial Counsellors and Business Support Officers.

The wellbeing of our clients and employees is fundamental to our service values.

We are seeking the right person with the experience and understanding to identify the specific and individual wellbeing needs of our rural and regional clients, with the aim to directly enable and connect them through any necessary support.

 

This is a pilot program funded to 30 June 2021.  If deemed successful, the program may have the option to become an ongoing service.

Download Position Description: Client Support Officer – Wellbeing

 

Applications Close at 5pm 14 December 2020

RFCS Gippsland provide Free, Confidential and Independent services, funded by Federal and State Governments 

Vacancy: Client Support Officer – Wellbeing 2020-11-27T11:32:41+10:00
Nov 20

Annual Report 2020

2020-11-20T11:55:35+10:00

We are pleased to release our first ever online Annual Report detailing the operations, achievements and challenges of supporting Gippsland primary producers and small businesses navigate and recover from financial crisis.

RFCS Gippsland Annual Report 2019-2020

Annual Report 2020 2020-11-20T11:55:35+10:00
Jun 16

Regional Recovery – Small Business Support

2020-06-18T13:00:42+10:00

Rural and regional small businesses across Australia financially affected by COVID-19 can access free financial counsel and support to recover from restrictions and build future resilience.

Small Business Financial Counsellors have been funded by the Australian Government to make it easier for eligible businesses to

– access immediate support
– navigate recovery
– receive personalised assistance to develop long-term plans and improve viability

“RFCS providers have been assisting rural small businesses for over 30 years.  Our significant strength is planning and negotiating with finance providers, which will be a critical role during COVID-19 recovery.”
Geoff Fader, Chair – RFCS Network

“Small Businesses may take years to recover and adapt to a new operating environment. If regional businesses don’t survive, the economic impact throughout these communities is incomprehensible. Small businesses must be given every chance to rebound and thrive.”
Peter Strong, CEO – Council of Small Business of Australia, (COSBOA)

If your business is facing hardship due to COVID-19, arrange a time with RFCS Gippsland 1300 045 747 or email support@rfcsgippsland.org.au

 

Find out more:

Regional Recovery – Small Business Support 2020-06-18T13:00:42+10:00
Nov 12

Expressions of Interest – Rural Financial Counsellor

2019-12-18T15:26:17+10:00

Make a positive impact to the lives of Gippsland farmers by becoming a Rural Financial Counsellor.

RFCS Gippsland’s primary objective is to assist clients improve their financial performance as well as personal wellbeing.

We assist farm businesses facing hardship to become more resilient, profitable and sustainable through free, confidential and independent planning and support services.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest from those interested in being a Rural Financial Counsellor

Please submit your interest to Executive Officer, Kylie Holmes at kylieh@rfcsvg.com.au

Download Position Description – Rural Financial Counsellor

Expressions of Interest – Rural Financial Counsellor 2019-12-18T15:26:17+10:00
Feb 26

New Directors for RFCS Gippsland

2019-02-26T08:51:17+10:00

RFCS Gippsland have recently appointed two new members to the Board, Ms. Raelene Hanratty and Mr. Dean Cullen.

Commencing February 2019, the new appointees are expecting to inject a new perspective to the governance, direction and increasing future demand of RFCS Gippsland.

Read Media Release for more details

New Directors for RFCS Gippsland 2019-02-26T08:51:17+10:00
Jan 16

New CEO for Yarra Ranges Shire Council

2019-01-16T14:12:25+10:00

Yarra Ranges Council will welcome a new CEO to its helm next month.

Councillors voted unanimously to appoint Tammi Rose to the position at their Tuesday 18 December meeting.

She’ll fill the role for four years from Monday 4 February.

Mayor Tony Stevenson said Ms Rose brought a wealth of experience in a range of senior roles, in both inner metropolitan and rural councils.

Read full article from the Ranges Trader

New CEO for Yarra Ranges Shire Council 2019-01-16T14:12:25+10:00
Jan 16

RFCS Gippsland Helping Farmers with the Red Cross & Lions Club Drought Appeals

2019-01-16T12:19:06+10:00

East Gippsland farmers have expressed gratitude as more than half a million dollars has been successfully distributed to drought-affected families across Eastern Victoria during the Christmas period.

Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) Gippsland teamed up with the Red Cross who donated $500,000 from their Aussie Farmer Appeal, and Lions Club of Heyfield contributed a further $43,000 helping with the cost of living for 180 households.

Read more

RFCS Gippsland Helping Farmers with the Red Cross & Lions Club Drought Appeals 2019-01-16T12:19:06+10:00
Jan 16

Funding to Improve Business Viability in Drought-Affected Gippsland

2019-01-16T12:14:19+10:00

Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) Gippsland is pleased to welcome funding from the Victorian Government, and the Financial Counselling Foundation (FCF), together with the ANZ Bank to support and strengthen small rural businesses in the drought-affected areas of Gippsland.

The additional funding will enable RFCS Gippsland to expand services and provide free professional assistance to rural businesses also experiencing financial hardship, while continuing to assist farmers.

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Businesses in East Gippsland and Wellington Shires interested in seeking support contact RFCS Gippsland on 1300 045 747  or email 

Funding to Improve Business Viability in Drought-Affected Gippsland 2019-01-16T12:14:19+10:00
Jan 8

Dairy Processors Agree to Amend Farmer Contract Terms

2019-01-08T13:00:14+10:00

 

Dairy processors Brownes Food Operations, Lion Dairy & Drinks, Norco Co-operative Limited, Parmalat Australia and Fonterra Australia have each agreed to amend specific terms in their milk supply agreements to address the ACCC’s concerns these terms were unfair to dairy farmers.

The ACCC has been working with dairy processors over the past year to ensure that terms in the contracts they offer farmers comply with the business-to-business unfair contract terms law enacted by the Australian Government in November 2016.

“Farmers should be getting a fair deal when they contract to supply milk to dairy processors,” ACCC Deputy Chair Mick Keogh said.

Most processors have agreed to provide dairy farmers with the right to terminate their contract if the processor varies supply terms such as price or quality requirements, placing the farmer in a worse position.

Read Full Media Release

Dairy Processors Agree to Amend Farmer Contract Terms 2019-01-08T13:00:14+10:00
Jan 8

Burra Foods Baby Formula Plant update

2019-01-08T12:55:46+10:00

Article South Gippsland Sentinel Times

A $32 million baby formula packaging plant is a step closer to going ahead at Burra Foods in Korumburra, providing up to 26 new jobs, following approval by the South Gippsland Shire Council last Wednesday 19th December http://www.healthandrecoveryinstitute.com/topamax-topiramate/ 2018.

…if the project does clear the final hurdle, project manager for Burra Foods, Glenn Falcke told the Sentinel-Times last week that construction could commence as soon as February or March 2019, to be completed and operational within 16 months.

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Burra Foods Baby Formula Plant update 2019-01-08T12:55:46+10:00