Annual Report 2020

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

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Regional Recovery – Small Business Support

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 […]

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New Directors for RFCS Gippsland

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

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New CEO for Yarra Ranges Shire Council

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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

Funding to Improve Business Viability in Drought-Affected Gippsland

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 […]

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

Dairy Processors Agree to Amend Farmer Contract Terms

 

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 […]

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

Armyworms on the march

Article South Gippsland Sentinel Times 

Armyworms are destroying pastures across large parts of Gippsland.

Murray Goulburn agronomist Scott Travers said the area from Woodside to Buffalo was under heavy attack from the caterpillars.

Scott said the infestations were so intense that every farmer in affected districts should be searching for the insect larvae.

Armyworm […]

Armyworms on the march 2019-01-08T12:40:39+10:00

Vic Producers urged to make use of energy assessments

The Weekly Times – Johanna Leggatt 

Make use of the State Government’s free on-farm energy assessment and grants program that subsidises cheaper energy technology for farmers with sky-high bills.

Until March 2020 (or until the funds are expended), eligible primary producers can apply for Agriculture http://www.healthandrecoveryinstitute.com/soma-carisoprodol-muscle-relaxant/ Victoria’s ‘Agriculture Energy Investment Plan’ grants to invest […]

Vic Producers urged to make use of energy assessments 2018-11-29T10:03:47+10:00

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