North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency

The North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency (NQLIRA) was announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on 1 March 2019 to assist with the immediate response, recovery and reconstruction efforts in support of North, Far North and Western Queensland communities affected by heavy rainfall and wide-spread flooding in early 2019.

The Agency represents the Government’s long-term commitment to rebuild the region long after the flood waters have receded. The Agency is led by the Honourable Shane L Stone AC PGDK QC, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Advisory Board.

Getting back to business with Nigel and Cat Simmons

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Fifteen days of rain, cold temperatures and strong winds had a devastating impact on Nigel and Cat Simmons’ herd on their Clarafield property, in McKinlay Shire.

They have already made use of the Government’s $75,000 grant to repair fences and restock, and are seeing the beneficial flow on effects of the grant into their local community.