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What’s your Digital Scorecard

What’s your digital score?

Find out if your organisation is destined to thrive, succeed and compete in the global marketplace.

Better understand how digitally prepared your organisation is by taking the Queensland Government’s free, confidential online assessment and receive a Digital Scorecard. You will also:

  • gain tips on how your organisation can improve its digital capability
  • be able to compare your organisation with similar ones in your region and industry
  • be notified about Digital Business Workshops in your area to help improve your digital score.

For more information visit the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation website

 

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$12M for Disaster Affected Sport Clubs

Sport and recreation clubs in areas affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie and its aftermath will have access to immediate assistance and priority assessment for upcoming sports infrastructure funds. 

Under the disaster recovery program clubs can apply for grants of up to $5,000 to assist with urgent needs such as replacing equipment or making repairs to clubhouses or grounds. 

Guidelines are also being prepared for an $11 million program to support clubs and organisations in areas affected by Cyclone Debbie and its aftermath. Under the sports infrastructure grants program grants of up to $100,000 are available for clubs to upgrade, replace or build new infrastructure.

Application forms are available from local Sport and Recreation Services Offices or online at www.nprsr.qld.gov.au. For further information or assistance, phone 1300 656 191.

Recovery Assistance for Producers

Following Severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Category B assistance for primary producers has been activated. This assistance means eligible producers can receive freight subsidies of up to $5,000 and have access to concessional loans of up to $250,000 for direct damage and up to $100,000 for essential working capital at a rate of just 1.16%.

The loans, available under joint Commonwealth-State Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (NDRRA), can now be accessed by producers in the Central Highlands, Gladstone, Whitsunday, Mackay, Gold Coast, Isaac, Logan, Lockyer Valley and the Scenic Rim regional council areas.

Currently there are more than 80 staff directly involved in the response and specialist teams carrying out detailed on-property assessments to gather the evidence the Federal Government requires to activate higher levels of assistance,” he said.

For further information on Category B assistance or recovery tips visit www.daf.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23.

Consultation on reef regulations extended

Queenslanders have another two weeks to provide their thoughts on the proposal to broaden and enhance existing reef protection regulations. 

Minister for the Great Barrier Reef Steven Miles said submissions on the Enhancing regulations to ensure clean water for a healthy Great Barrier Reef and a prosperous Queensland discussion paper would now close on Friday 21 April 2017. 

Minister Miles said the consultation period had been extended by two weeks due to the extreme weather events in Queensland. 

All comments on how to best accelerate progress towards our reef water quality targets for a healthy reef and a prosperous Queensland. 

For more information, visit www.qld.gov.au/environment/agriculture/sustainable-farming/reef-regulations/ 

2017 Queensland Small Business Week – event hosts

Are you a Queensland small business owner, manager or advocate who wants to make a difference to other businesses? If so, the Queensland Government would love you to host an event during 2017 Queensland Small Business Week (2017 QSBW) held between 15 to 20 May.

Last year, more than 5,000 people participated in the week-long, state-wide event, which champions Queensland’s 414,000 small businesses.

This year 2017 Queensland Small Business Week will highlight the importance of technology, promote a culture of entrepreneurship and stimulate small business ideas.

Before you register your 2017 QSBW event, here are some things to consider:

  • What format will your event be? Options include: forum, conference, webinar, corporate breakfast, trade show and expo.
  • What is your event topic?
  • When and where will you host your event?
  • Will you have a presenter or guest speaker?
  • How many people could you have attend?
  • Will your event be ticketed or free?
  • How will you promote your event? The 2017 QSBW team will help you too.

More information on 2017 Queensland Small Business Week is available here.

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