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Category Archives: Workforce Planning
Smart cities discussion over a breakfast session, focused on GIS, housing, transport, access, equity and workforce development with colleagues from @texas_univ @acltv and links with the work being undertaken by the City of Adelaide @AdelaideSmart.
Human connections at the SXSW registrants lounge with fellow South Australians, and human-focused design, taking boring content and turning it into games whilst changing behaviour, featured in a framework for actionable gamification in the first SXSW interactive session.
Like Waze’s snake monster where user generated content beat the traffic – this approach could work well for the Real Day Out (RDO) and so could Collection Sets at RDO stops. Read More
A recent dinner in Euston on 1 March 2017 was a highlight as it was an opportunity to celebrate all that the region has achieved in implementing the Robinvale Agribusiness Workforce Development Strategy.
Back in 2014, a “Celebrating Innovation Sunraysia Agribusiness Summit’ was held with sessions including ‘The changing nature of workforce development in Australian Agribusiness – Building the skills base of Sunraysia’. The momentum from the forum and the identification by industry, employers, education providers and community stakeholders spurred on the development of the strategy and action plan.
In terms of GDP and major investment, this is a region that punches above its weight, where unemployment has also been high and this unique collective impact with community, business and government is making a huge difference.
So much so that the region has been highlighted on ABC’s Australia Wide. Read More
A blueprint has been launched to encourage future investment decisions in research infrastructure. The Australian Government has funded it to help position researchers with better accessibility to world-class infrastructure.
The commitment to prioritise research infrastructure needs will roll out over the next 10 years. And it all starts with the 2016 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap. Over 300 written submissions were received from all over Australia in the first stage alone. Read More
Small business has always been a key driver in the state’s economy. Innovation isn’t just a ‘nice to have’, but rather essential, for South Australia’s growth.
New innovation grants have been added to the 2016 Annual Small Business Statement – as the state continues to shake off its perception of Adelaide being a place that’s conservative with little opportunity.
With a greater connection between the SA Government and industry associations, small businesses with have the support they need to reach interstate and international market places. Read More
Around 4,500 people live on Kangaroo Island (KI) in South Australia. Nearly half (40%) of the island live in one town, Kingscote. KI’s greatest asset is its unspoiled nature, wildlife, natural produce – wines/gin, seafood, cheese, foods, and ‘true’ Australian experience.
Tourism generates 20% of the island’s employment, according to KI’s Tourism Employment Plan. Read More
Agriculture in Tasmania is an important industry. There is a high level of confidence in the state’s industry, best known for its food safety and clean, green production systems.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing accounts for almost 10% of Tasmania’s GDP (compared to around 2% nationally) and is the state’s largest sector. Dairy, and the state’s share of national milk production, has also grown steadily over the past 10 years.
Tasmania’s cooler climate and higher rainfall also benefits the state’s stone fruit and viticulture opportunities. As forestry investment schemes come to an end, new doors have opened for land to return to agricultural production. Read More
The pharmacy industry plays a central role in community, primary health care. The Department of Health estimates 300 million prescriptions will be dispensed by Australian pharmacies in 2016-17.
In the past ten years, the traditional pharmacy model has been challenged by discount pharmacies and supermarkets – with promotions to get customers, ‘franchising as a business model and big-box discounts’. Read More
A 20-year blueprint to develop Northern Australia as an ‘economic powerhouse’ is set to transform Darwin. $600 million will be dedicated to roads, in addition to the $100 million beef roads fund, and $200 million will go to water infrastructure. There will also be a $5 billion concessional loans facility. Read More