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Workforce Development Opportunities
Saturday, 17 November 2018 16:04

Recruiting Your Workforce

The Australian and State Government have a number of training, employment and incentive programs to support business owners increase ob opportunities for jobseekers in Queensland.

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Grants Set To Flow To Community Groups
Thursday, 15 November 2018 12:19

From - David Littleproud MP, Federal Member for Maranoa

GRANTS SET TO FLOW TO COMMUNITY GROUPS IN DROUGHT-AFFECTED REGIONS

The Coalition Government is investing $15 million in the Regional Drought Communities Small Grants Programme and I urge all eligible community organisations to apply.

Small grants will be available to not-for-profit community groups to deliver projects in drought affected regions focusing on reducing social isolation, leadership development and skills training and other group-based activities.

For more information, check out: 
www.frrr.org.au/grants/tackling_tough_times_together
www.infrastructure.gov.au

MORE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS IN MARANOA

  • Coalition Government offering additional 1995 scholarships through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program. This is on top of the 1200 scholarships that are currently available.
  • Scholarships support students from regional and rural communities wanting to study courses such as science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)
  • Scholarships of up to $18,000 are available

The current round of scholarships closes Friday December 14, 2018. For more information, including how to apply, visit: www.education.gov.au or www.qtac.edu.au

APPLICATIONS FOR THE LATEST ROUND OF THE LOCAL DRUG ACTION TEAM PROGRAMME ARE NOW OPEN

The Local Drug Action Team (LDAT) Programme is part of the Coalition Government’s investment of $298 million, over four years, under the National Ice Action Strategy to help communities tackle this life-destroying drug and battle against addiction.

I urge community organisations to apply for the latest round of the LDAT Programme. Successful LDAT teams will receive an initial $10,000 to plan and deliver evidence-informed prevention initiatives, tailored to the needs of their own communities.

Applications for the latest round of the LDAT Programme close December 7, 2018.

For more information or to apply, please visit: community.adf.org.au

NATIONAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT FUND

Expression of Interest applications are open for governments to receive funding through the $72 million Drought Round. Please refer to the National Water Infrastructure Development Fund Drought Round webpage for information on project eligibility and how to apply as projects need to be in partnership with the state government.

For more information about the capital component of the fund, please visit: https://infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure/water-infrastructure/nwi-development-fund/water-infrastructure-projects.aspx

SUPPORTING SMALL- AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES IN MARANOA

  • Small- and medium-sized businesses in Maranoa will pay less tax five years sooner, with new laws fast tracking tax relief for the sector passing Parliament last month
  • From 2021-22, a business with a turnover below $50 million will have a tax rate of just 25 per cent, five years earlier than planned

·     More than 16,000 small businesses in Maranoa are set to benefit from this tax relief


 
New Penalty Rate Increases for the General Retail Industry Award 2010
Monday, 12 November 2018 17:35

As part of its four year review of modern awards, the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has increased casual retail workers’ penalty rates for weekday evening shifts and Saturdays, but reduced them for shiftworkers working Sunday shifts.

The reduction of Sunday penalty rates for shiftworkers follows the Full Bench decision in February 2017 to reduce Sunday penalty rates for full-time, part-time and casual retail workers.

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Meet & Greet - 23rd October 2018
Monday, 05 November 2018 14:29

KCCI last Meet & Greet was hosted by Generation Funerals on 23rd October.

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KCCI Meets Next Generation

 
NBN Coming Soon
Monday, 05 November 2018 14:21

The NBN is expected to be switched on street-by-street in Kingaroy between January-March. NBNCo had been laying the backbone of the cabling throughout town. Loretta Wengel from Nexgen is based on the Sunshine Coast, but has been visiting Kingaroy regularly to help clients prepare their office phone and data networks ahead of the changeover.
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Australian Apprentice Wage Subsiby
Monday, 05 November 2018 12:24

From 1 January 2019, the Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy will support apprenticeships in skills need occupations in rural and regional areas and encourage participation in apprenticeships by employers who have not previously engaged apprentices, as well as re-engaging employers who have disengaged from the system.

The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy is available to employers who sign-up and commence a new worker Australian Apprentice from 1 January 2019 and until 1630 sign-ups have occurred.

The Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy provides support in the first three years of an Australian Apprenticeship as follows:

  • 75 per cent of the first year award wage;
  • 50 per cent of the second year award wage;
  • 25 per cent of the third year award wage.

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Queensland Government Business Discount Card Online Directory for Seniors and Carers
Saturday, 22 September 2018 16:58

Have you heard about the Queensland Government Seniors and Carer Business Discount Card Schemes.

It’s free to join with no ongoing costs. We currently have more than 800,000 cardholders with numbers increasing every day.  Joining the scheme is a simple registration process and can help your business increase its customer-base.  Also throughout the year the schemes are promoted at community events and activities.

We have an online directory for cardholders to find your business details and your discount offer. You can also make short term Special Offers - if you have a business logo, a website or Facebook page, these are also included with your free online listing.

It’s easy to register and for more information about the schemes simply visit : www.qld.gov.au/seniorscard

Please do not hesitate to contact the Business Team on 3224 8747 during office hours or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any further queries.

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SBRC - Procurement info Session - 13th September
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 14:22

The following are going out for tender this Thursday 15TH September for 21 days.

There will be another session scheduled week of 24th September for tender workshop to help on-board suppliers.

3 PANELS OF SUPPLY WILL BE DISCUSSED TOMORROW, HOWEVER ALL WELCOME.

WET HIRE – PLANT AND EQUIPMENT & OPERATORS

DRY HIRE – PLANT AND EQUIPMENT , SBRC OPERATOR SUPPLIED

QUARRY AND ROAD MAKING MATERIALS

Felix Procurement Platform Information Session -

Thursday 13 September 2018

Council will be holding an information session discussing ‘Felix’ – Council’s new online procurement platform. All current and potential pre-qualified suppliers are encouraged to attend.

The session will commence 4pm Thursday 13 September 2018 at Kingaroy’s Town Common Hall and will cover important information regarding the new platform as well as providing an opportunity for questions and discussion.

Felix is a procurement platform purpose built for Government organisations. It will act as an enterprise solution for Prequalified Supplier Panels and will streamline and seamlessly manage the procurement process. The platform will deliver a single and automated tool to help SBRC manage and control the procurement cycle and supplier relationships with transparency and efficiency.

If you would like to attend the information session please RSVP to Louise Reidy at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by noon Thursday 13 September 2018.

 
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