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Yearbook 2016 – Progress in Australian Regions

The Progress in Australian Regions—Yearbook 2016 provides a statistical resource that can help all Australian’s understand how their region is progressing against economic, social, environmental and governance indicators. The Yearbook brings together information about Australia’s regions from a range of different sources and presents that data in a consistent format over time.

This third edition provides updated information on the same set of indicators from previous Yearbooks, providing consistent measures of progress in Australia’s regions over time.

Get the full report here.

Opportunity to provide input into Productivity Commission Study – Transitioning Regional Economies

Regional stakeholders have until Wednesday 15 February 2017, to provide a public submission to the Productivity Commission’s Transitioning Regional Economies study.

The Australian Government has asked the Commission to undertake a 12 month study into the geographic impacts of the transition of the Australian economy following the resources investment boom.

The purpose of this study is to examine the regional geography of Australia’s economic transition since the mining investment boom, and to identify those regions and localities that face significant challenges in successfully transitioning to a more sustainable economic base as the investment phase is completed.

The study will also consider the factors that influence their capacity to adapt to changes in economic circumstances.

Visit the study page for further information.

Adani Supplier Roadshow – 23 to 25 January 2017

Adani are holding information sessions to outline sub contracting and supply chain opportunities for the Adani Mine, Rail and Port Projects.

EVENT DATES & VENUES
Monday 23rd January | 9am – 11am | Rockhampton Leagues Club, ROCKHAMPTON
Monday 23rd January | 4pm – 6pm | Maraboon Tavern, EMERALD
Tuesday 24th January | 9am – 11am | Lotta Latte’s, CLERMONT
Tuesday 24th January | 4pm – 6pm | South’s Leagues Club, MACKAY
Wednesday 25th January | 12pm – 2pm | The Ville Resort – Casino, TOWNSVILLE

Tickets are $30 per person and available here.

Queensland Community Digital Champions Announced

Eighteen Queenslanders have been named as inspirational digital champions, after leading the way in their local communities through digital technologies.

Central Queensland’s own James Walker was names as one of the Digital Champions. James uses cutting edge weather forecasting technology and internet livestock auctions to give his business an international edge. James advocates the benefits of technology to producers ad collaboratively with farmers, the Dept of Agriculture, and Meat and Livestock Australia to help develop digital tools to empower farmers to understand their financial situation to make more informed decisions. For more information on what James is up to click here.

If you know some one that you think deserves a nomination for the next round of the Community Digital Champions nominations are now open.

$20,000 Back to Work “Youth Boost”

The Queensland Government has announced a $20,000 Back to Work “Youth Boost” aimed to provide an extra incentive to hire young job seekers (15-24). This incentive is only available until the end of February 2017.

Minister Grace attended a Back to Work information session in Rockhampton today and highlighted the potential benefits of this package – If Central Queensland can employ 100 young people in 100 days, it would equal a $2M injection into the CQ economy. The Back to Work “Youth Boost” will hopefully give employers the confidence to take on additional employees to expand their business, while giving them piece of mind that the financial the outlay is reduced.

Businesses can click here for more information.

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