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14 July, 2020

FHA relief payments extended

NATIONAL farmers will have access to the Farm Household Allowance (FHA) for an addi-tional three months following the Australian Government’s decision to provide an additional $2.1 million to eligible recipients.

By Hamish Hart

Federal Agriculture Minister and Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud, believes the ex-tension will provide farmers additional breathing space during the current climate.

"Farmers and their partners will automatically receive $13,000 a couple or $7500 a person if they exhaust their FHA payments between July 1 and September 30," Mr Littleproud said.

"Australia’s farmers are among the best in the world and we are committed to backing them or their path to recovery."

The FHA program will extend to September 30.


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