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Go For Gold Regional Business Roadshow – Gladstone 3 October & Rockhampton 4 October

The Go For Gold Business Roadshow is coming to Gladstone on 3 October, and Rockhampton on 4 October.

“Business owners wonder why their business has stopped growing, feels like its going backwards or being beaten up by the competition. Well the answer is with you and how much you have invested in your continuous skills & knowledge development as a business owner. If you haven’t grown …. then neither will your business.” Driven Business Edge Support.

In this 2 hour workshop, guest speaker Steven Bradbury will get your head in the game with his powerful mindset techniques and show you how to Never Give Up, no matter what happens in your day. Plus he will share his success stories in his own businesses following his retirement from his sport.

Business Coach, Asia Pacific, Charmian Campbell will bring 10 years of success & share what it is going to take to shake up your business and get it moving. Her no bulls#!t approach, will have you thinking about your future and what you need to change real quick if you want your business results to change.

Find out the critical areas you need to have working before you start thinking about paying for marketing.

Learn how a startup went from $0 to $50,000 turnover a month in 6 months.

Find out what it will take to build a business that is highly profitable & valuable to sell.

For more details and to register click the relevant location below.

Gladstone

Rockhampton

INDEPENDENT REVIEW INTO REGIONAL, RURAL, REMOTE EDUCATION QUEENSLAND CONSULTATIONS

An Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education was announced on 2 March 2017 by Australian Government. Professor John Halsey has been commissioned to conduct the review to examine the challenges faced by regional, rural and remote students regarding their learning outcomes. The review will identify and provide recommendations on innovative and evidence-based approaches to help these students succeed in school and in their transition to further study, training and employment. Further information can be found on our website at www.education.gov.au/independent-review-regional-rural-and-remote-education

The review is being conducted in consultation with key stakeholders including representatives from the education community, families, employer groups and the philanthropic sector. Interested parties are encouraged to participate in local community forums.

Professor Halsey will be conducting three open community forums along with youth forums in Queensland:

Rockhampton – Wednesday 4 October

  • Community Forum from 9.30 – 11.30 am

Address: Central Queensland University North Campus, Rockhampton

CQIRP Conference Room, Building 361 Ibis Avenue

  •  Youth Forum from 12.00 noon – 1.30 noon

Address: Central Queensland University North Campus, Rockhampton

CQIRP Conference Room, Building 361 Ibis Avenue

 

Emerald – Thursday 5 October

  • Community Forum from 9.30 – 11.30 am

Address: Auditorium, Queensland Agricultural Training College

26274 Capricorn Highway, Emerald – See * for Distance Education participants

  • Youth forum  – 13.45 – 15.00 pm

Address: Auditorium, Queensland Agricultural Training College

26274 Capricorn Highway, Emerald

 

Longreach – Friday 6 October

  •  Community forum  – 9.45 – 11.45 am  Address: Auditorium, Queensland Agricultural Pastoral College

Address: Auditorium, Queensland Agricultural Pastoral College

10311 Landsborough Highway, Longreach – See * for Distance Education participants

  •  Youth forum  –  1400 – 15.30 pm

Address: Auditorium, Queensland Agricultural Pastoral College

10311 Landsborough Highway, Longreach

 

*Additionally, there will be forums conducted with students, parents and tutors over the Queensland government schools of distance education networks at 12 noon on Thursday 5 October for Emerald and at  1230 pm on Friday 6 October inviting the views of those who are remote and very remote and therefore unable to attend face-to-face sessions.

 

Professor Halsey is seeking to meet at forums with key stakeholder groups in each of these locations that have experience and/or a role in influencing policies and outcomes for regional, rural and remote students. The forums will provide an opportunity to discuss the challenges faced by these students, but more importantly, policies or initiatives that are having, or could have a positive impact on these students and communities.

The Professor is also keen to hear directly from young people. If you are a school or organisation that has contact with young people you may want to encourage them to attend one of the youth forums to provide their views directly.

Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP to IRRRRESecretariat@education.gov.au by COB Thursday 28 September 2017.

To support the review Professor Halsey released a discussion paper based on nine themes:

  • Curriculum and assessment
  • Teachers and teaching
  • Leaders and leadership
  • School and community
  • Information and communication technology
  • Entrepreneurship and schools
  • Improving access – enrolments, clusters, distance education and boarding
  • Diversity
  • Transitioning beyond school

If you have any questions please email the Secretariat at: IRRRRESecretariat@education.gov.au.

 

CRCNA calls for project expressions of interest

The Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) announced that it will be open to receive expressions of interest from potential project participants from 2 October 2017.

The CRCNA is asking agricultural and food businesses, private health providers, universities, research bodies, financial services companies, and regional development organisations to consider potential projects in anticipation of this call for expressions of interest.

The CRCNA board has identified critical research questions that if addressed will lower investment barriers and enable significant capital to flow to the development of Northern Australia.

The CRCNA will be investing $75m of Commonwealth funds over the next ten years to support industry-led research collaborations to develop important new technologies, products and services which address industry problems in northern Australia in the areas of:

  1. Agriculture and food
    Removing barriers and improving supply and value chains for new and existing Northern agricultural industries
  2. Tropical health service delivery
    Identifying new models and approaches, early detection, health seeking behavior and mental health.
  3. Traditional Owner led business development
    Identifying new models and approaches and building an industry ready skilled workforce in the fields of agriculture, food and/or health industries.

We are looking for game-changing ideas that will make a long-term improvement to the competitiveness, productivity and sustainability of Australian industries and communities in the North” she said.

To assist potential project participants the CRCNA board has posed a critical research question for each of the investment themes.

Agriculture and food
In the context of removing barriers and improving supply and value chains for new and existing Northern agricultural industries, what novel new approaches, solutions, technologies, innovations or knowledge processes does your research deliver to address the CRCNA research priorities for 2017/18?

Tropical health service delivery In the context of removing barriers and identifying new models and approaches to early detection, improved health seeking behaviour, mental health and mental health first aid, what novel new approaches, solutions, technologies, innovations or knowledge processes does your research deliver to address the CRCNA research priorities for 2017/18?

Traditional Owner led business development
In the context of removing barriers and identifying new models and approaches of developing Traditional Owner led business development and building an industry ready skilled workforce in agriculture, food and/or health, what novel new approaches, solutions, technologies, innovations or knowledge processes does your research deliver to address the CRCNA research priorities for 2017/18?

A fact sheet for potential project participants is available on the CRCNA website.

The expression of interest form will be available on the website from 2 October, 2017.

Expressions of interest must be received prior to 5pm (AEST), 31 October, 2017.

Media Contact: Jed Matz, Chief Executive Officer – 07 4401 5035

Economic Development Series – St George

The Balonne Shire Council with support from the Department of State Development Darling Downs and South West (DSD) and Regional Development Australia Darling Downs and South West Qld (RDA DDSW) present the second in the economic development series for South-West Queensland

The forum is aimed at a diverse range of industries including agriculture, transport and logistics, Local, State and Federal Government representatives, Remote Area Board members (RABs), Regional Development Australia representatives (RDAs), Economic Development Ofcers (EDOs) and those with a general interest in economic development and improving the liveability and sustainability for our communities throughout regional and remote Queensland.

All bookings must be made by Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Forum cost: $100.00 inc GST. Ticket price includes forum entry, forum meals, River Sands Winery dinner and transport to/from the airport, accommodation, forum dinner and forum venue.

Wednesday 4 October 

11.30am Registration
12.00pm Welcome Lunch Reception, Cr Richard Marsh – Mayor Balonne Shire Council
1.00pm Transport Infrastructure – Rail, Is It Still a Dream?
This session focuses on the increase in public and private investment in the rail network throughout regional Queensland, including an update on the $10 billion Inland Rail project and the opportunities for regional economies. Presenters and Panellists Michael Clancy – ARTC, Manager Business Development Bill Willis – Thallon Grains Neil Findlay – Queensland Transport and Logistics Council Brad Foster – GrainCorp, Regional Manager
3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.30pm Emerging Industries
The world is changing rapidly and the traditional industries that have supported us and been the backbone of our state are strong but our economy is transitioning. Hear about our emerging industries that have global growth potential and will contribute to a diversied economy.Facilitator: John Bird – Dept. State Development, Regional Director DDSW. Presenters and Panellists Adrian Abbott – Createnergy, CEO Tony Uren – Toowoomba Regional Council, Manager Water & Waste Services Michael Bourke – Dept. of State Development, Director Biofutures Andrew Snars – Santos Regional Manager, Resource Sector Innovation.
5.00pm Day One Close
6.30pm Forum Dinner – River Sands Winery (Transport to and from venue provided. MC: Vic Pennisi, Chair RDA Darling Downs and South West
Enjoy outback hospitality at its best at the award-winning River Sands Winery. Guests will enjoy canapes and drinks on arrival followed by a two-course dinner, including a gourmet BBQ. Guests will be able to enjoy dinner in the vineyards and even sample some of the wines at the cellar door.
9.30pm Dinner Close

Thursday 5 October

7.30am Registration Tea and coffee available Breakfast and Welcome. Presentation: Chris Horsborough – Trade & Investment Queensland Qld Trade and Investment Strategy, 2017-2022
8.30am Opportunities for Growth Through Diversication. An Overview of the Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversication Program, High Value Horticulture
With the growth in global populations driving demand for Australian agricultural products, farm diversication is becoming an important part of the landscape for Australian producers.
Australia is ideally placed to capitalise on this expanding global boom in food demand. Hear from local producers that have diversied production systems to meet global demand, providing better returns per mega-litre of irrigation water used and generating greater economic resilience for rural communities. Facilitator: Justin Heaven – Senior Industry Development Ofcer, DAF
Presenters and Panellists Roderick Glass – Systems Agriculture, Principal Consultant Ian Brimblecombe – Brookglen Farms, Managing Director David Moon – Moonrocks Farms, Managing Director Dick Estens – Grove Juice
10.00am Morning Tea
10.30am The Sheep Industry in South-West Queensland – New opportunities for a re-emerging industry. Rapid uptake of exclusion fencing and good prices for wool and sheep meat have led to renewed optimism within the SWQ sheep and wool industries. The speakers in this session will explore opportunities for the future success and growth of these industries in the region
Facilitator: Richard Routley – Regional Director, DAF. Presenters and Panellists Jon Grant – SW NRM, Project Manager Kym Thomas – Kahmoo Pastoral Company, Sheep Producer Georgina Carswell – SW RED, Project Ofcer Gerry Doumany – Trade & Investment Qld, Principal Trade and Investment Ofcer
12.00pm Closing Remarks, Acknowledgements and Actions

To Register, click here.

Free Business and Innovation Webinars

Giving Research & Ideas Direction (GRID) webinar – Patent Espionage for Getting a Headstart in the Market

Dr Nicola Maxwell from IP Solved will explain how patent analytics can support your business decisions, licensing and identifying markets, and market pathways.

Delivered by: Impact Innovation

When: Thursday 14 September 2017 11.30am to 12.30pm (AEST)

Duration: One hour

Location: Online

Register at: http://www.impactinnovationgroup.com/event/power-of-the-patent-part-1/

 

Webinar: Cyber Security Operational Basics

This webinar covers some of the practical ways an SME can improve its cyber security.  You will find out about:

  • Highlighting the need for cyber security to involve good processes, knowledgeable and responsive staff and sound technology controls.
  • Easy and practical ways a business can address cyber security immediately.
  • Understanding the nature of cloud services and the unique cyber security considerations that come with using cloud services or engaging in other outsourcing arrangements.
  • Where to go for additional help and resources you can use.

Delivered by: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

When: Friday 15 September 2017 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm (AEST)

Duration: One hour

Location: Online

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/webinar-series-cyber-security-for-your-business-registration-34562109199

 

Giving Research & Ideas Direction (GRID) webinar – The 5 Best Reasons for Start-Ups to File a Patent

Dr Andrew Clarke and Dr Katherine Rock, co-founders of Innofy, will present five key reasons why SMEs and start-ups should consider filing patents for their technologies, and how this might align with your business goals and objectives.

Delivered by: Impact Innovation

When: Monday 18 September 2017 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm (AEST)

Duration: One hour

Location: Online

Register at: http://www.impactinnovationgroup.com/event/power-of-the-patent-part-2/

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