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Flood insurance inquiry to hold hearings in south-east Queensland and northern NSW, 9-11 April

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The House Standing Committee on Economics will hold public hearings in the Moreton Bay and Logan regions (Queensland) and the Northern Rivers (New South Wales) on 9–11 April as part of its inquiry into insurers’ responses to 2022 major floods claims. The Committee will hold public hearings at: The Hub, Caboolture, Queensland – Tuesday 9 April Beenleigh Events … Continued

Bridging The Gap In Remote, Rural & Regional Skills Training

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A new assessment of skills training across remote, rural and regional Australia highlights the complementarity of independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and public TAFE colleges.  The 2024 Remote, Rural and Regional Skills Training Snapshot is published by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the peak body representing independent skills training, higher education, and international … Continued

Australian Philanthropy Awards 2024 nominations closing soon

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Nominations for the Australian Philanthropy Awards 2024, recognising and celebrating extraordinary achievements in contemporary philanthropy, will close on Sunday 25 February 2024. The national awards honour those working to create lasting, positive change and contributing to a generous and inclusive Australia.  People and organisations from across Australia can nominate and be nominated – they don’t … Continued

GPs welcome new incentives for advanced skills in rural areas

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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of payments of up to $21,000 for GPs and rural generalists providing emergency care and with qualifications in areas like mental health, obstetrics, surgery, anaesthetics and First Nations health. The payments, to be paid under the Workforce Incentives Program (WIP) – … Continued

RURAL BUSINESSES WARNED: SAFETY FIRST WITH FARM VISITORS THIS SUMMER

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20 December 2023    SafeWork NSW is urging farmers and rural businesses to take practical steps to keep visitors to farms safe during the summer school holidays by restricting access to dangerous machinery and other hazardous risks. With many farms and rural properties also the location of the family home, business managers should warn all … Continued

How to get your home Bushfire ready

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With Australians being warned about one of the deadliest Bushfire seasons approaching, residents are being urged to get their homes bushfire ready now. Lyn Gunter is the former Mayor of Murrindindi Shire; she was Mayor at the time of the Black Saturday fires in Victoria when 173 people lost their lives. “Coming into this summer’s … Continued

Australia’s road infrastructure at a crossroads

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The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Development, Infrastructure and Transport has today tabled the report for its inquiry into the implications of severe weather events on the national regional, rural, and remote road network. Chair of the Committee, Mr Luke Gosling OAM, MP, said ‘the severe weather events over the past few years have taken a tremendous … Continued