Only one week remains until nominations for the 2017 Queensland Tourism Awards close at 5pm Thursday 1 June.
The Queensland Tourism Awards recognise tourism operators throughout the State that have demonstrated outstanding achievements and have made a significant contribution to the industry. Do not miss out on this special opportunity to publicly acknowledge the hard work and dedication you and your team put into your business every day.
- Super charge your annual business planning & motivate your staff;
- Gain a competitive edge by receiving feedback from industry leaders;
- Receive media publicity and exposure;
- Celebrate and network with industry peers and colleagues at the Gala Awards ceremony;
- Gain automatic entry into the new RACQ People’s Choice Category (categories 1-25 excluding category 14) where the public will have the opportunity to vote when submissions have been finalised in late-August;
- Automatic entry to the Australian Tourism Awards for Gold Winners in categories 1 – 25.
How to nominate (you will need just 5 minutes to follow these easy steps!)
- Click on this link to visit the ‘Nominate Now’ web page.
- Create a user name & password and enter your business details, contact information etc.
- Choose the category/s you wish to enter and if required select the accreditation program your business is affiliated with.
- Enter a description of the product/event being entered to demonstrate your eligibility for entry (please limit to 100 words).
- Choose your payment option – entry fees range from $180 for QTIC Members with fewer than 25 employees; $220 for QTIC members with more than 25 employees; $320 for non-members with fewer than 25 employees and $400 for non-members with more than 25 employees.
Once you have your log-in details and your nomination is in, you have until Monday 21 August to work on your submission. There is plenty of support along the way including our regional Masterclass Workshops, webinars, tip sheets from judges and much more available at www.queenslandtourismawards.com.au.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are not currently Accredited with one of our QTIC approved programs you can still nominate as you have until August 21 to finalise your Accreditation. For more details, click here.
If you have any questions regarding the Awards or Accreditation please don’t hesitate to contact the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) on 07 3236 1445 or email email@example.com
The Queensland Government has accepted the recommendations of local drought committees to revoke the drought declaration for Central Highlands Regional Council and Woorabinda Aboriginal Shire Council.
The Drought Relief Assistance Scheme (DRAS) provides for producers in areas that have had their drought declaration revoked to apply for subsidies for returning stock from agistment and restocking for up to two years after the end of the drought declaration.
Producers in those areas still experiencing dry conditions can apply for an Individually Droughted Property (IDP) declaration which gives them the same access to Queensland Government drought assistance as an area declaration.
For further information call 13 25 23 or visit www.daf.qld.gov.au.
Updated maps showing the drought status of shires and boundary descriptions can be found at www.longpaddock.qld.gov.au.
The Australian Government has released a vision statement for rural, regional and remote Australia: Regions 2030: Unlocking Opportunity.
The Regions 2030 statement outlines the government’s vision for regional Australia and the key initiatives helping to achieve that 20 year vision.
There is a desire to create both careers and jobs in our communities so our children and grandchildren can lead fulfilling lives. It’s about developing ways our young people can receive an excellent education without leaving the community they grew up in, and about building the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to.
Regional development is about much more than just grants programs. It’s also about lifting the profile of regional Australia and creating awareness of the fact every Australian owes their lifestyle to regional Australia.
Regional Australia provides the water city people drink, the milk on their breakfast, the meat and vegetables for dinner, the gas to cook dinner and heat water, and the electricity which powers their households.
Investing in our regions is essential for Australia—strong regions mean a strong nation.
A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to developing regional policy does not work. Regions 2030 focuses on working with communities to meet their economic and social needs, which will help to improve life for rural, regional and remote Australians.
This commitment is being delivered through investment and activity across five focus areas across Government:
- Jobs and economic development;
- Education; and
Regions 2030 will continue to consider policies which take advantage of the opportunities available and tackle the challenges facing regional Australia.
To view a copy of Regions 2030: Unlocking Opportunity, visit regional.gov.au/regions2030
Queensland exporters are being encouraged to apply for the Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards, recognising the success and innovation of local businesses on the international stage.
The awards are now in their 28th year highlighting the depth and strength of the export culture in Queensland.
Whether your company is large or small, by winning an export award, you gain the opportunity to significantly raise your company’s profile, gain valuable business networking opportunities, and be honoured for your hard work among the who’s who of the Queensland international trade community.
To submit a winning application, companies can make use of a special application assistance program offered by the Export Council of Australia. This is a free service teaming up university students in international business with companies to help develop the written aspect of the application.
This year’s awards included a new category – Queensland Defence Industry Award – that will recognise outstanding export achievement in designing, manufacturing and adapting world-class products or services to meet military requirements globally.
Details about the awards and how to enter the awards can be found at: www.tiq.qld.gov.au/awards
The Infrastructure and Project Financing Agency (IPFA) is being established as a small executive agency within the Prime Minister’s portfolio. It will assist ministers and agencies to develop and assess financing options and to broker financing arrangements for transformative infrastructure projects. By engaging early on project development and exploring all innovative funding and financing options available, the IPFA will improve project outcomes for end users and maximise the value for money for Australian tax payers.