The Capricorn Chamber of Commerce are holding a breakfast to look at the benefits of hiring millennials in the workplace.
- Nicole Lee – Department Education & Training – Youth Boost
- Sandra Large – Workplace Health & Safety QLD – Young Workers and Safety
- Charlene McKenzie – MRAEL – School Based Training and Apprenticeships
- Natasha Traske – Clinical Registrar – Cognitive Functioning and How to manage a young worker
Wednesday 5 April, 6:30am for a 7am start.
Korte’s Resort, Yaamba Rd, Parkhurst.
Cost – Members, $25. Non-Members, $35.
Click here to register.
The Federal Government is proposing greater flexibility for coastal shipping and new training opportunities in a discussion paper aimed at boosting coastal shipping activity.
Comments are sort from ship operators, shipping companies, and other relevant stakeholders on proposed changes to ensure coastal shipping plays an increasing role in Australia’s freight transport network.
Currently, 15 per cent of Australia’s domestic freight is moved by ship, but with Australia’s extensive coastline and broad network of ports, there is the potential for shipping to play a larger role in the national freight task. However, limitations in the current regulatory system are working against that potential being realised.
The intention of the discussion paper is to elicit views about how modifying the Act could help to redress this situation, without changing the basic structure of the current coastal trading regulatory regime.
Written submissions to the discussion paper should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 28 April 2017.
To download copies of the Coastal Shipping Reforms Discussion Paper go to: www.infrastructure.gov.au/maritime/
The Incubator Support initiative assists New and Existing Incubators to:
- improve the prospects of Australian start-ups achieving commercial success in international markets
- assist Australian start-ups by delivering a range of activities to develop the capabilities required to realise their economic potential in international markets faster than they otherwise would; and
- develop Australia’s innovation ecosystem including in Australian regions.
The initiative provides funding through two components, both of which require matched funding from applicants.
The first is support for New and Existing Incubators:
- to help develop new Incubators in regions or sectors with high potential for success in international trade, and
- to boost the effectiveness of high performing Incubators, including funding support to expand their services and/or develop the innovation ecosystem.
The second is support for Expert-in-Residence:
- to organise and provide access to top quality research, managerial and technical talent through secondments of national or international expert advisers who will improve the chance of commercial success for start-ups in international markets.
For all the details click here.
The Australian Government has announced $50 million competitive Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. The program will support projects that apply innovative technology-based solutions to urban challenges. The program encourages eligible organisations – local governments, private companies, research organisations and not for profit bodies – to deliver collaborative smart city projects that improve the liveability, productivity and sustainability of Australian cities, suburbs and towns.
The program involves two components:
- A granting component which opened for applications on 17 March and will close on 30 June 2017. For more information click here
- An incubation package which is open for registrations here.