Rocky Hole Swimming Area, D'Aguilar National Park (Image credit: Visit Moreton Bay Region)
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Welcome to the Ideas Boom
Extraordinary technological change is transforming how we live, work, communicate and pursue good ideas. We need to embrace new ideas in innovation and science, and harness new sources of growth to deliver the next age of economic prosperity in Australia. The National Innovation and Science Agenda is an important step in the right direction.

Innovation is important to every sector of the economy – from ICT to healthcare, education to agriculture, and defence to transport.

It is about tech entrepreneurs working on the latest product but, equally, about farmers using sensor technology to improve yields, or a business bringing new products to market.

Innovation keeps us competitive. It keeps us at the cutting edge. It creates jobs. And it will keep our standard of living high.

Australia is well-placed to take advantage of the opportunities presented by these exciting times. But to succeed, there are areas where we need to improve.

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Get involved in the Construction Waste Challenge
This century has seen the construction industry initiate and develop substantial innovative practices to promote safe and responsible waste management as essential aspects of sustainable building.  Let's take it to the next level with the Construction Waste Challenge!

The Northern Corridor, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay region are experiencing significant growth.  Constructing houses, buildings and major infrastructure (rail links, roads, bridges, etc.) to accommodate this expansion has the potential to produce unwanted waste material - directly and incidentally.

What are your ideas for sorting, collecting and re-using unwanted construction waste cost-effectively?

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CCIQ offers webinars and
HR Guide
Access CCIQ members only webinar library
More than 10,000 people registered to participate in Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) webinars last year.  Join CCIQ online and get access to a members-only library of webinars for your businesses.  

Find out more about topics such as "An overview of the R & D Tax Incentive", "Understanding your financials", "Understanding Google Analytics" and more.

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Know your rights when employing staff with CCIQ HR Guide
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ) Queensland has made it easy for small business owners to stay within the law when it comes to managing staff. Last year 3,622 employees lodged a Fair Work complaint about their boss. It's worth knowing your rights before you become a target. 

The CCIQ Definitive Guide to Employing Staff summaries the Fair Work Act and contains everything you need to know about hiring, health and safety, managing serious incidents and more.   
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Be part of a collaboration in the Moreton Bay region
RDA Moreton Bay is driving innovation in the way businesses, communities and education providers work together.

RDA Moreton Bay has facilitated the establishment of the Narangba Innovation Precinct (NiP) and other Business Clusters have been developed across the Agribusiness and Food and Beverage sector, ICT & Print, Circular Economy and in Brendale.  To understand business clusters more and the potential benefit of being part of one
click here to be taken to our 'Cluster' section of the RDA Moreton Bay website.
Join the Moreton Bay Innovation Network
Tuesday 5 April 2016
Building on the highly successful inaugural Moreton Bay Region Innovation Awards, you are cordially invited to attend the launch of the Moreton Bay Region Innovation Network on 5 April.

The aim of the network is to continue to drive the economic growth and sustainability of the region’s economy through the support of business investment in invention and innovation.
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Australian Government Industry Skills Fund supports Regional Development Australia – Moreton Bay Region Businesses
Businesses that are experiencing growth in the Moreton Bay Region could benefit from the Industry Skills Fund (the fund). Regional Development Australia has identified a number of businesses requiring assistance to invest in their workforce, to achieve their growth opportunities and referring them to the fund.

Eligible businesses have access to free assistance from an independent Skills Adviser who can help them identify the right training solution to increase the likelihood of the business meeting the growth opportunity.

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Nominate a Digital Champion
The Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program is helping to enable Queensland to thrive in the global digital economy.

The program showcases the digital activities of a selected group of champions who are positive role models and want to give back to their communities by encouraging Queenslanders to be digitally-savvy.

The Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation are calling for nominations from around the state to be a part of the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champions program.  

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How can Mindfulness-Based Stillness Meditation help you?
The truth is we live in challenging times. We often find ourselves getting caught up with worry and fears about our own welling, relationship and day-to-day life issues. Some have the extra challenge of illness to deal with either mentally, emotionally or physically.

Uncertainties can be fueled by stress that manifests anxiety and fear, even depression. The causes can also be from a global level through to our own physical environment. We need to develop the skills to cope with the thoughts and fears that invade our mind. This is where mindfulness meditation is beneficial.
 
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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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