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Region's primary producers to be connected with crucial services, drought relief

Primary producers across the Southern Downs can meet face to face with agency representatives offering crucial services to those feeling the impacts of the drought at Ten Minutes with a Master.

Hosted by Southern Downs Regional Council, Ten Minutes with a Master sessions connect primary producers across the region with agencies and service providers to discuss how they can access and benefit from drought assistance.

The first event will be held on Thursday, 21 February at the Karara Hotel Motel while a second event is planned for Tuesday, 26 February with details to be confirmed.

The organisations that will attend Ten Minutes with a Master include:

·         Farm Household Allowance

·         Legal Aid

·         Mental Health Services

·         Queensland Country Women’s Association Grants

·         Rural Aid

·         Rural Financial Assistance


Southern Downs Mayor Tracy Dobie said the event will provide invaluable information to the region’s primary producers.

“Council held the first Ten Minutes with a Master event in November 2018, and the feedback from those that attended was very positive,” Cr Dobie said.

“If you or someone you know could benefit from meeting with agency representatives and hearing about the support services they offer, then I encourage you to get in touch with Council and attend the event.”

The interview sessions will take place between 11:00am and 6:30pm, with a full circuit of meetings with all agency representatives taking one hour and 20 minutes to complete.

Spaces are limited, so primary producers interested in attending the events should RSVP to SDRC as soon as possible. SDRC will allocate appointment times for those wishing to attend after receiving their RSVP.

For more information or to register your interest in attending the events, please contact SDRC Community Development Officer Charee Aspinall on 1300 697 372 or

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