Are Startups in Regional Australia Being Left Behind?

While our CBDs power ahead with innovation, regional small businesses are scrambling to keep up with the change of pace. Damian Zammit sounds like your traditional Australian startup entrepreneur. He’s the director of innovative startup WaterSave which has just finished up in SproutX’s agtech accelerator program, he’s run a number …

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FIFO Laws: Bill Introduced to Ban 100pc Fly-In Fly-Out Workforces in Qld

Laws to ban large mining companies from using 100 per cent fly-in-fly-out (FIFO) workers have been introduced to Queensland Parliament. The Strong and Sustainable Resource Communities Bill 2016 would require large resource projects to consider locals for jobs, and ensure local businesses could win contracts and be part of the …

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CSIRO Regional Strategic Foresight Project

Secure your spot at the 4th Australian Regional Development Conference and network with industry professionals to discuss the challenges, opportunities and future of Regional Australia. Ms Maxine Loynd, Director – Regional Development Policy at Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development will be attending this year’s conference, where she will present the “CSIRO regional strategic foresight project”. …

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Building a Globally Focussed Tech Business In Regional NSW

Register now for The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference this September, held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort. Mr David Gregory, Entrepreneur and Founder of Xcursion will be at this year’s Conference, presenting “Building a globally focussed tech business in regional NSW“. Australians are great innovators, especially those from regional areas who are …

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Innovation Tools for Regional Entrepreneurs

By Brian Ruddle, Impact Innovation Group. Entrepreneurs in regional Australia often don’t have access to the services and support networks of their counterparts in capital cities and major centres. When starting out, city-based entrepreneurs get information and inspiration from co-working spaces, attending networking and pitch events, and generally participating in …

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Regional businesses transforming rural economies

Nearly a quarter of Australian start-up business are founded outside of capital cities, according to a new report from Universities Australia and Startup Muster. The report indicated that start-ups (typically a newly emerging, entrepreneurial venture) are projected to create more than half a million jobs across Australia over the coming …

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Australian cricket team jumpers made with SA wool

The Australian cricket team jumpers now feature South Australian wool. Manufacturer Silver Fleece started using pure South Australian Merino wool this year to differentiate the brand from international competition in an attempt to stay financially viable. About five Merino wool producers from the southern Flinders Ranges area are servicing the …

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Agriculture worth half a billion dollars to Tablelands

Agriculture contributed more than half a billion dollars to the economy of the Tablelands in far north Queensland in 2015, a new agriculture profile has revealed. The profile puts the combined value of the region’s 42 large agricultural industries at $552 million. Agriculture has posted a 30 per cent increase …

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Regional online shoppers drive Australia Post parcel boom

Regional and rural online shoppers are driving a parcel boom that is buoying the business of Australia Post. Regional retail is evolving and people are buying more online, filling the regional delivery depots of Australia Post with everything from small cosmetics to car parts. The high streets in many regional …

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