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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Necessity is the Mother of Invention

  Jacki Dimond – Program Manager (NSW and QLD), Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal reflects on her key take-aways from the 2017 Australian Rural Development Conference. Over two days, more than 60 keynote speakers provided their insights across a broad range of areas relevant to rural, regional and remote …

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Federal Government To Consider Moving Call Centres and Administrative Roles to Regional Communities

Call centres would be outsourced to regional Queensland instead of offshore to India as part of a massive decentralisation push, under a proposal put to the Federal Government. While not as cheap as India, they would be able to take advantage of inexpensive real estate, saving the government cash while …

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Airofresh: The 2017 Environment and Sustainability Award Winner

Airofresh is an Australian manufactured, patented, invention, first conceived in 2013 and commercialized in 2015. Airofresh Pty Ltd started in local post harvest, South Australia. The enthusiasm of growers soon led to National distribution of the companies two main post harvest products. The AF4000 being suitable for 1000 cubic meters …

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ARDC 2017 Award Winner Katrina Badderley Discusses Supporting Rural and Regional Victoria

During the 2017 Australian Regional Development Conference,  Mrs Katrina Baddeley from Victorian Regional Community Leadership Programs Secretariat Inc received the Leadership and Innovation Award. Here’s what Katrina has to say about her achievement and career in supporting rural and regional Victoria. WOW, what a wonderful feeling it was to be …

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Industry Transformation Research in Food

The unprecedented rate of change in Australia’s business landscape dictates that to be sustainable into the immediate future we must adopt technologies and embrace innovations which strengthen our competitive edge in the expanding markets of Southeast Asian nations. With the potential we have in our food production industries, Australian businesses …

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Presenting the Learnings From the SERREE (South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence) Initiative

The 4th Australian Regional Development Conference will be held at Novotel Coffs Harbour Pacific Bay Resort from Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 September 2017.  Ms Elizabeth Veitch, Executive Director of Regional Development Australia ACT joins us this year to discuss “Presenting the learnings from the SERREE (South East Region of Renewable Energy Excellence) initiative …

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The Role of Philanthropy in Creating Strong Local Economies

Ms Jacki Dimond, NSW Manager of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal is attending this year’s Australian Regional Development Conference, presenting “The role of philanthropy in creating strong local economies”. Every town or region is different but the challenges of building and sustaining thriving communities are similar, including attracting …

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Bridging the Digital Divide – Rural Universities and Accessible Higher Education

Mr James Brann, Director of Engagement and Strategic Practice Leader Transition at Charles Sturt University joins us at this year’s Australian Regional Development Conference to discuss “Bridging the digital divide – rural universities and accessible higher education“. While we are continually told that the future of Australia is in the regions but …

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Supporting Remote Aboriginal Communities to Build Culturally Focused Sustainable Housing Solutions

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. Miss Kelly Wright, Founder of Deciding to Make a Difference will be speaking at this year’s Conference on the topic of “Supporting remote Aboriginal communities to build culturally focused …

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