15 Sep 2017

Grants of up to $100,000 are now available for Queensland food producers looking to break into new overseas markets or boost their  export earnings. Agriculture and Regional Economic Development Minister Bill Byrne said the grants were part of the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to stimulate jobs and economic growth in rural and regional areas. “These grants are part of the $1.3 mil...

14 Sep 2017

This article was featured in abc.net.au Citrus growers around Australia are experiencing a boom, with demand and prices predicted to beat records for the third year running. As the industry hits peak harvest and the middle of its export season, industry professionals are discovering there is not enough fruit to meet the global demand. Sales manager for Mildura Fruit Company, Australia's...

11 Sep 2017

Worksafe QLD will be hosting the Mental Health Week on 8th - 12th of October, 2017. The theme of the event is Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces.The Mental Health Week aims to promote the importance of mental health and wellbeing and reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. There will be two free events and it is encouraged that the employers talk to their workers about posit...

11 Sep 2017

Two billboard workers suffered a severe electrical shock and burns from contacting the high voltage lines. The two were reinstalling a six-metre aluminium sail track on a billboard last 07 August 2017. Workers were in an uninsulated elevating work platform when they came in contact to an 11 kV powerline. Working near powerlines can be fatal. Touching them or straying into the exclusion ...

01 Sep 2017

QLD Small Business Courses has volunteered to impart in inspiring the young in the local schools and colleges. Inspiring the Future Australia called for volunteers from all sectors and professions from Apprentices to CEOs pledging one hour a year to visit local schools and colleges to talk about their jobs, career and the education route they took. The aim of the project is not only to...

30 Aug 2017

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) confirmed the presence of Hendra virus infection in an unvaccinated horse near Murwillumbah. Horse owners are now urged to be vigilant and encouraging them to discuss a Hendra virus vaccination strategy with their veterinarian. This has been a second confirmed case of Hendra in NSW this year, following a Hendra virus infection in an unvacc...

28 Aug 2017

Monitoring plays a big role in the incursion or outbreak of a regionalised pest or disease. Vigilant monitoring allows you to detect and eradicate any threats that would, later on, may have a big effect on your crops and products. Read an excerpt of the article from farmbiosecurity.au.com website. Three recent pest incursions have highlighted the benefits of early detection in containin...

25 Aug 2017

Farmers and farm business managers may now take this opportunity to enrich their skills in farm business planning and management, including risk management. QSBC will be offering the AHCSS00030 Farm Business Management Skill Set in Gatton. The schedule for the course offering is on November 14, December 15, January 16, February 12, March 12, and April 14. Sessions are available for bot...

23 Aug 2017

A new research paper has been published in the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) site. This paper discusses the role of VET in developing entrepreneurship has experienced increasing attention internationally. This research draws together international literature on teaching and learning for entrepreneurialism with the goal of informing potential Australian develop...