Clever Regions, Clever Australia – Enhancing the Role of Regional Universities

Dr Caroline Perkins, Executive Director, Regional Universities Network The Australian economy is moving from a heavy reliance on mining and manufacturing to a new era in which skills, knowledge and ideas will become our most precious commodities. The jobs and industries of the future will need highly skilled university graduates …

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Rural Recruitment Agency Says Livestock Jobs More Popular Than Ever

The head of a rural employment agency says the demand for jobs in the livestock industry has increased dramatically, and is the busiest he has ever seen it. According to Dugald Storie from Bush Recruitment, the increase is partly due to high cattle prices, as many stations are expanding and …

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Could Regional NSW Become the Home of a Silicon Valley-Style Tech Boom?

The Californian technology hub of Silicon Valley and regional New South Wales may not have a lot in common, but it is hoped this will soon change with a probe into regional start-ups. A New South Wales parliamentary inquiry has been launched to look into ways the State Government can …

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WA Regional Roads to Receive $89m Safety Upgrade

The Western Australian State Government will invest $89 million towards regional roads, including the Bunbury Outer Ring Road. “This announcement includes a significant contribution to improving safety on regional roads where there are high instances of fatalities,” said WA Premier, Mark McGowan. “We will be working closely with regional communities to …

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SymbioResort Update Feb 2017

Since the Australian Regional Development Conference was held in September 2016, QUT researchers have been busy working with the renowned resort master planner Mr Paul Ma on new regional tourism developments and refurbishments throughout Australia using the “SymbioResort” design techniques as outlined to delegates at the conference. A number of …

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Present at the 4th 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 open until Monday 22 May for those wishing to present at the Conference this September. Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or …

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Shoalhaven Tourism: a new perspective

Shoalhaven City Council over the past two years has undertaken and number of initiatives to drive the domestic and international tourism economy in order to stay relevant in a fast changing industry. • Operator relationships: – A detailed survey of the local industry, identifying issues and what the community wanted …

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