ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Mar 2020
The regional government of Queensland offered an AUD 500 million interest-free loan package for companies affected by Coronavirus.
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Queensland Government. Media Statements. "Palaszczuk Government offers $500m in loans to support workers in businesses affected by coronavirus" of 17 March 2020. Available at: http://statements.qld.gov.au/Statement/2020/3/17/palaszczuk-government-offers-500m-in-loans-to-support-workers-in-businesses-affected-by-coronavirus
On 17 March 2020, the Australian regional government of Queensland approved a loan package to support businesses affected by the Coronavirus. The total budget announced was AUD 500 million (circa USD 298.6 million).
Queenslander companies will be able to access loans of up to AUD 250,000 (approx. USD 145,000) with an initial 12-months interest-free period.
The purpose of this loan is to help companies retain staff despite the economic slow-down resultant from the pandemic.