2017 Partnership Opportunities

The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference is fast approaching and in 2017 will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from 11-12 September.   The Australian Regional Development Conference focuses on issues surrounding the Economy, Planning, Environment and Community Development while considering the “State of the Regions Report” which called for …

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Present at the 2017 Australian Regional Development Conference

The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference is fast approaching and in 2017 will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from 11-12 September.   Abstract Submission is now open for those wishing to present at the Conference this September. Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop …

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Three-year research project to shine a light on the ‘Invisible Farmer’

Australia’s largest ever study of the role women play on farms wants to challenge the stereotype of who and what a farmer is. The three-year Invisible Farmer project, funded by an Australian Research Council grant, officially launched this week on International Women’s Day. Spearheaded by Museums Victoria, the project hopes …

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Drought declared due to one of the hottest and driest summers on record

The Bundaberg region in Queensland has been drought-declared after suffering through its hottest summer since 1897. State Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne accepted a recommendation by the Local Drought Committee to declare the region in drought from March 1. “It is unusual for a Local Drought Committee to meet outside the …

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Farmers plant paddocks in smart houses to safeguard against climate change

Farmers are predicting a Canadian super house will be a game changer for Australian horticulture, giving growers control over the weather on a scale and at a cost they have never had before. The house has climate-controlled retractable roof panels and walls which shield vulnerable crops from volatile and destructive …

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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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#GoQld: Encouraging people to relocate to regions will help Queensland propser

A quirk of history has seen Australia – and Queensland in particular – develop differently to other similar countries around the world. Instead of having cities of varying size, from major metropolitan hubs to mid-sized cities and smaller provincial centres, much of the population is concentrated in Sydney, Melbourne and …

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