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14 Oct

Supporting the Supporters in farm recovery

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is seeking interested participants for involvement in…

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is seeking interested participants for involvement in a wellbeing program to support farmers after natural disasters to recover and remain resilient for future events.

The program will create an industry support network for farmers and aims to equip them with the skills and resources they need to help carry the burden and mentor fellow farmers during recovery from a disaster.

QFF CEO Dr Georgina Davis said the Queensland agriculture sector, its farmers and rural communities were no strangers to significant and continuing challenges, with their resilience tested by droughts, floods, cyclones, bushfires and everything in between.

“Natural disasters are part and parcel of farming in Queensland, but no one knows and understands the burden of recovering and rebuilding better than a fellow farmer, so they are best placed to provide a listening ear, an empathetic heart or just some practical advice,” Dr Davis said.

“QFF is calling on interested farmers who are knowledgeable about farm practices and business processes, to take on a supporter role to galvanise those who have experienced loss or disruption as a result of a disaster and who need a helping hand as they recover.”

“It might be as simple as a phone call from one farmer to another to encourage persistence during drought, assisting with the organisation of equipment in the initial cyclone clean-up or helping to make confronting decisions on salvaging stock after a flood.”

“Based on a program developed by QFF member Nursery and Garden Industry (NGIQ), the industry support network will utilise resources developed by the Australian Red Cross in its highly regarded, ‘Supporting the Supporters’ program to provide interested farmer supporters with the varied and valuable skills they need to help their fellow farmers during difficult … Continue reading Supporting the Supporters in farm recovery

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Disaster List

Disaster Location Disaster Type Date Declared Further Details
Toowoomba Regional Fire 12 December, 2019
Gold Coast City Fire 11 December, 2019
Gold Coast City Drought 11 December, 2019
Lockyer Valley Regional Drought 11 December, 2019
Logan City Drought 11 December, 2019
Ipswich City Drought 11 December, 2019
Redland City Drought 11 December, 2019
Moreton Bay Regional Drought 11 December, 2019
Sunshine Coast Regional Drought 11 December, 2019
Noosa Shire Drought 11 December, 2019
Gympie Regional Drought 11 December, 2019
Fraser Coast Regional Drought 11 December, 2019
North Burnett Regional Drought 11 December, 2019
Sunshine Coast Regional Fire 11 December, 2019
Aurukun Shire Cyclone 11 December, 2019
Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Cyclone 11 December, 2019
Mareeba Shire Cyclone 11 December, 2019
Livingstone Shire Fire 22 November, 2019
Noosa Shire Fire 22 November, 2019
Somerset Regional Fire 22 November, 2019
Scenic Rim Regional Fire 9 September, 2019
Aurukun Shire Fire 9 September, 2019
Southern Downs Regional Fire 9 September, 2019
Bundaberg Regional Drought 13 June, 2019
Central Highlands Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Part of the Central Highlands Regional Council and Woorabinda Aboriginal Council north of the Capricorn… Expand
Western Downs Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Scenic Rim Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Toowoomba Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Ipswich City Drought 21 May, 2019
Aurukun Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
McKinlay Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Richmond Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Flinders Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Flinders Shire north of the Flinders Highway has been revoked. Expand
Winton Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Whitsunday Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Livingstone Shire Drought 21 May, 2019
Rockhampton Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Gladstone Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Gooniwindi Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Blackall Tambo Regional Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Boulia Shire Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Cook Shire Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Diamantina Shire Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Longreach Regional Cyclone 21 May, 2019
Charters Towers Regional Flood 21 May, 2019
Croydon Shire Flood 21 May, 2019
Etheridge Shire Flood 21 May, 2019
Flinders Shire Flood 21 May, 2019
Southern Downs Regional Drought 21 May, 2019
Whitsunday Regional Flood 27 February, 2019
Burke Shire Flood 13 February, 2019
Carpentaria Shire Flood 13 February, 2019
Winton Shire Flood 8 February, 2019
McKinlay Shire Flood 7 February, 2019
Richmond Shire Flood 7 February, 2019
Cloncurry Shire Flood 7 February, 2019
Cook Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Burdekin Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Douglas Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Townsville City Flood 4 February, 2019
Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Hinchinbrook Shire Flood 4 February, 2019
Mackay Regional Fire 30 November, 2018
Livingstone Shire Fire 30 November, 2018
Rockhampton Regional Fire 30 November, 2018
Gladstone Regional Fire 30 November, 2018
North Burnett Regional Flood 24 October, 2017
Bundaberg Regional Flood 24 October, 2017
Balonne Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Banana Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
The area of Banana Shire Council that is east of a line from Baralaba, the… Expand
Barcaldine Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
Barcoo Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Blackall Tambo Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
Boulia Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Bulloo Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Charters Towers Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
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Cherbourg Aboriginal Drought 1 January, 2016
Diamantina Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
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Isaac Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
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Lockyer Valley Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
Longreach Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
Maranoa Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
Murweh Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Paroo Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Quilpie Shire Drought 1 January, 2016
Somerset Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
South Burnett Regional Drought 1 January, 2016
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