Resources Info Session Resources Info Session

Helping community and miners work better together - 7 & 8 August 2019 
 Find out more about resource activities in your region at one of the free Resource Community Info Sessions in Cloncurry or Richmond. More information.

Sessions will be held at:
Cloncurry | 9.30am, Wednesday, 7 August | Gidgee Inn Motel
Richmond | 9.30am, Thursday, 8 August | Richmond Shire Hall

Dirt n Dust AGM Dirt n Dust AGM

Please be advised that the 2018 – 2019 AGM for the Julia Creek Dirt n Dust Festival Inc will be held on the 30th of August, 2019 at Dirt n Dust Central, starting at 6.00pm. More information.

Destination Q Events Conference Destination Q Events Conference

Destination Q  is being hosted by Cloncurry on 5-6 August 2019.

The DestinationQ 2019 Events Conference aims to develop and enhance events throughout Queensland. It is a one-day forum on Tuesday 6th August for Queensland’s event organisers, tourism operators and stakeholders and is free to attend. A networking function will also be held the afternoon prior on Monday 5th August in Cloncurry.

Theme: How our Past Shapes our Future

Be inspired by real life examples of events and destinations that have shown extraordinary resilience and overcome times of extreme adversity. You will hear from speakers that will provide practical guidance on successful event delivery through difficult times.

The day will include Q&A sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities. During the day you will hear from a variety of speakers on a range of topics including*:

Keynote Speakers

  • Sir Bob Parker - Former Mayor of Christchurch - hear first-hand the impact of earthquakes on Christchurch, and how to plan for and bounce back from the unthinkable
  • Matthew Goodman - New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - The incredible story of event management in the face of major disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and 9/11. Hear how the event grew to become one of the largest Jazz events in the world.

Practical Event Delivery Sessions

  • Big Red Bash - QLD Case Study - Greg Donovan- How to Make an Event work in remote Queensland
  • A Practical Guide to Event Delivery - Jo Jordan
  • Visas - James Savage - Supporting event participants and workers to navigate Australia's visa system
  • Volunteering and Events - TAFE Queensland, Volunteering North Queensland, Volunteering QLD - engaging and inspiring volunteers to assist in successful event delivery
  • Optimising your research - Glenn Hardy - IER - How events can turn insights into action
  • Sponsorship and Commercial success – Bryn Skilbeck - how to make your event pay- Sunshine Coast Council
  • Mindset, leadership and resilience - Professor Judith McLean

More information.

There is travel bursary up to $500 available to attendees who qualify. More information.

Rex Media Release Rex Media Release

Following complaints by a former employee to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) in May 2019  regarding alleged poor safety culture at Regional Express (Rex), CASA has completed a thorough two-day audit at Rex’s heavy maintenance base at Wagga Wagga. More information on the outcomes of those findings.

Queensland Plastic Bag Ban Queensland Plastic Bag Ban

The Queensland Government has passed the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017 which will forbid retailers from providing or selling single-use lightweight plastic shopping bags from 1 July 2018.

Unlike other states, biodegradable bags are included in the ban in Queensland, as these bags still pose a risk to aquatic animals, a critical part of Queensland’s marine ecosystem and tourism industry.

The ban will apply to all retailers and to the following bags:
- lightweight plastic bags, less than 35 microns thick, with handles (‘singlet’ bags) including those deemed biodegradable, degradable or compostable.

In response to the environmental change Council has provided a limited supply of "green' bags, cooler packs and produce bags to local businesses. Retailers will distribute these to locals when you next shop. The produce bags are to be used in place of the standard fruit and veggie bags normally available through grocers. Although these plastic bags are not part of the Government ban, Council is encouraging community members to rethink their use of plastic in the home in order to reduce consumption.

To find out more information on the ban including what support is available to you, click here to visit the Qld Bag Ban website

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