Premier launches Queensland Drought Appeal with $100,000 contribution

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has today launched the Queensland Drought Appeal to help support people in regional parts of the state who have been affected by drought.

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Ms Palaszczuk today joined Minister for Agricultural Industry Development Mark Furner and Queensland Country Women’s Association (QCWA) State President Joy Coulson at the Ekka cattle judging to make the announcement.

All money raised will go to the QCWA to be spent on the ground to assist those who live in drought-stricken communities.

QCWA State President Joy Coulson says the QCWA will administer the proceeds of the appeal.

“We will ensure we do our upmost to get funds out to those in need struggling through Queensland’s drought affected areas.We will endeavour to support all local businesses in these communities through distribution of accounts payable and vouchers.”

Requests for assistance of up to $5000 will be considered.

Donations can be made online at www.qlddroughtappeal.com.au or at any local CBA branch by asking to donate to the “QCWA Qld Drought Appeal”.

The appeal will remain open for at least three months.

All donations of $2.00 or more to the appeal are tax deductible.