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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Introducing FRRR: Advocate and Supporter of Rural, Regional and Remote Communities

By 2050, Australia’s population will have grown to about 35 million. And the world’s population will be about 10 billion. That is a lot of mouths to feed! Thank goodness Australia’s farmers are so efficient. But they can’t operate in isolation. Farming businesses need strong, vibrant, rural communities. Towns where …

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Elders Sells Live Export Business

The managers of Elders’ live export business, North Australian Cattle Company, have joined forces with Chinese outfit Zhoushan Fanda Australian Cattle Industrial to purchase the operation. Elders have just announced the completed divestment of its live export logistics business along with the expected acquisition of horticultural business Ace Ohlsson. The …

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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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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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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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#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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