Sustainability-related Regulations Database

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Regional Investment Corporation Act 2018 (Cth)

Description: A short description of the legislation.

This legislation establishes the Regional Investment Corporation (RIC). The RIC is an Australian Government provider of low-interest loans for farm businesses, particularly relevant during periods of drought. The purpose is to support the growth, resilience and sustainability of Australia’s agricultural economy.

Application to Australian agriculture: Where the legislation is applicable.

The RIC supports Australian farmers through providing access to concessional finance for businesses in financial need, including through key loan packages such as the 'drought loan' or 'AgriStarter loan.'

Compliance information: Often the evidence of compliance against a piece of legislation is that there is not a breach of the Act. Where appropriate, the developers of this database have listed evidence which could be used to show compliance if a breach was to be found. Many Best Management Practice (BMP) schemes and other certifications in Australian agriculture include this evidence for accreditation.

The following documentation/information is required to provide evidence of compliance.

Farmers are aware of the RIC and are able to access concessional lending if in financial need or they meet the requirements.

Additional information: The entity this legislation originates from.

Federal Register of Legislation →

Source documents: Links to the legislation documents.