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Pick yourself a sweet job this strawberry season
Does picking strawberries in one of Australia’s most beautiful regions sound like a sweet job?

Did you know that Strawberry Growers across the Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast region employ an estimated 6,000 people at peak times in a season that stretches from May to November each year?

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Moreton Bay has partnered with Moreton Bay Regional Council, Sunshine Coast Council, Growcom, the Queensland Strawberry Growers Association and the Food and Agribusiness Network to deliver The Sweetest Job campaign.

 
Applications are now open for Census Field Officer positions
Applications close 29 May 2016
The Australia Bureau of Statistics will from 2 May 2016, be recruiting Field Officers for the next Australian Census.
 
Results of the Moreton Bay Region's Business Confidence Survey
During 2015, supported by RDA Moreton Bay, Moreton Bay Regional Council initiated a Business Confidence Survey with over 1300 respondents.  The link below provides a summary of that survey.

Regional growth and development is vital to support local business success, population growth and lifestyle opportunities as well as leveraging future investment and innovation.

Last year the Moreton Bay Region economy was named the strongest in the state. Moreton Bay Regional Council along with our partner organisations, Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism (MBRIT) and Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay (RDAMB) aim to continue this success and support regional development through the dissemination of economic information and the implementation of local area initiatives.
 
Get help with the Manufacturing Toolbox online
The Manufacturing Toolbox helps manufacturers engage with a wide range of organisations including the CSIRO, QMI Solutions, the Australian Computer Society, State Library, Business Acumen, AIC, Outsource Institute and Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ).

Research shows that manufacturers are looking for assistance with skills improvement, export readiness and R&D. Plus seeking to better collaborate with others in their industry.

 
Small Businesses Impacting on the Global Scene
Trish Springsteen owner of Trischel based in Morayfield QLD is the only Australian to receive TWO international awards in the coveted annual Women World Awards program.

Judged by a panel of independent judges the awards encompasses the world’s best in leadership, innovation, organizational performance, new products and services, and milestones from every major industry in the world.

 
Attend the Regional Major Projects Forum
Tuesday 7 June 2016
You are invited to the SEQ North Regional Major Projects Forum.  Find out about new construction sector opportunities in the Moreton Bay and northern Brisbane regions.

Hosted by the Department of State Development in partnership with Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Why attend the event?

You will hear about major projects planned or underway in the region—supply chain opportunities associated with these projects and market intelligence to capitalise on future development opportunities.
 
Are you a Community Digital Champion?
Community Digital Champions are being sought by Advance Queensland.

Digital Champions are outstanding individuals who are passionate digital advocates, wanting to give back to their community by helping others become digitally-savvy. They will exemplify the benefits offered by the digital world and inspire others to take part.

The Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age – through the stories and activities of inspirational champions.

 
Inspiring Leaders presents John Howard
Friday 8 July 2016
The inaugural Inspiring People event is proud to present the Hon John Howard OM AC. Join us for an insightful discussion with the nation’s second longest-serving Prime Minister in the Grand Ballroom at the Eatons Hill Hotel.

For all ticket purchases and enquiries please contact:
jeremy.gooderham@mbrit.com.au.
Net Health Data win CeBIT Pitch Fest 2016
Moreton Bay Region based Net Health Data won the CeBIT Pitch Fest held earlier this month in Sydney. 

Net-Health Data is the software platform to enable users to take control of their health and well-being. 

The platform can help users with chronic conditions manage their condition. Net-Health Data aggregates the clinically important information taken from various wireless and point of care devices from patients and sends it to their doctor in real time.

For further information please visit www.net-health.com.au.
Results of the Digital Readiness Survey
How digital ready are businesses in Queensland?

Since first launching the Digital Readiness Study in 2013 more than 2,500 businesses from across the state have had a say on the digital and technological issues that matter to them.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) 2016 Digital Readiness Study is the fourth annual survey of how ready businesses across our state are when it comes to incorporating technology as a core advantage.

 
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Government Business Links
Single Business Service
The Australian Government's online Single Business Service  enables businesses of all sizes to efficiently find information, services and links to government programmes. 

 

Australian Trade Commission
The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade - helps Australian businesses develop international markets and win productive foreign direct investment.

Department of Employment
The Australian Government Department of Employment is responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians find and keep employment and work in safe, fair and productive workplaces.
Department of Education and Training
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training contains information about developing your skills and the skills of your employees; keeping your business competitive. 
Australian Taxation Office Small Business Newsroom

The ATO Small Business Newsroom is all your tax and super news in one place.
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What is Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay?

Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay (RDAMB) is part of a national network of organisations, which in Queensland is funded through the Australian Government to promote the economic development of the Moreton Bay region.

The role of RDAMB is to:

  • Develop and implement a Regional Plan
  • Provide advice on critical issues affecting the region
  • Identify and implement initiatives to tackle the region's economic development priorities
  • Generate project proposals for the National Stronger Regions Fund
  • Promote Australian Government Programs.

 

For further detail visit www.rdamoretonbay.org.au.

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