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Be part of Queensland Small Business Week 2018

Be part of Queensland Small Business Week, running from Monday, 28 May to Friday, 1 June.

Each year, Queensland Small Business Week continues to grow, with more events in more locations, delivering a range of opportunities for small business owners to network, connect, and learn new skills and tools that will help them succeed now and in the future.

Take part in a community of over 100 small business events held across Queensland by hosting your event during QSBW 2018.


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Get ready for GovHack 2018!

Start getting your team together for GovHack 2018, an open data hackathon held across Australia.  The international competition is returning in 2018 on the weekend of 7-9 September.

Teams compete for awards using Government open data to provide solutions to social, economic and environmental challenges.

The 2017 event saw 3000 participants, 430 projects and 36 locations across Australia and New Zealand.


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National Body announced to oversee sharing of government data

The Turnbull Government has announced a new national body to oversee access to Government-held data as part of a suite of reforms recommended by the Productivity Commission.

The intended outcome will be simpler and more efficient data sharing across government agencies whilst protecting the privacy of individuals.


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Small Business Innovation Research Medical Challenge closes soon

The next challenge in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants program is closing soon.  The SBIR program supports innovators to develop and test new, commercially viable solutions to complex Queensland Government challenges.

Open for applications until 29th May, the next challenge in the program is for optimising medication use in the Emergency Department.


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Mobile Black Spot program reaches a new milestone

The Mobile Black Spot Program has reached a new milestone, with Telstra switching on its 400th mobile base station under the program.

Minister for Regional Communications, Senator Bridget McKenzie, attended the launch event for the new base station at Upper Chittering in Western Australia.

The switch on is the latest of the 867 base stations that will be delivered under all three rounds of the program, providing regional and rural Australians with access to next-generation mobile communications.


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New one-stop shop for financial complaints

The Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, has announced a new one-stop shop for financial complaints.

Australian Financial Complaints Limited has been authorised to operate the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA),the new financial dispute resolution scheme.

The Minister said that “Consumers and small businesses across Australia will benefit....as AFCA will have expertise to deal with all disputes across the entire financial services industry, including superannuation and small business lending disputes.”


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Future Food Workshops
Events from 11 - 22 May 2018, Various locations

Want to take your food/agriculture business to the next level?  Learn from industry leaders at upcoming Future Food Brisbane events in May.

Brisbane Marketing are hosting and collaborating with the industry’s key agencies and experts to bring together a series of seminars and workshops created specifically for the food and agribusiness industry.

Choose from workshops and seminars to build your capability and create connections.
 
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Myriad Tech Conference
16-18 May 2018, Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane

Myriad is a three-day technology and innovation conference being held at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane from May 16-18, 2018.

From global thought leaders, international brands to Australia's best entrepreneurs, Myriad's program in 2018 will showcase emerging technology, inspire with personal stories, and educate through immersive experiences.

The program has now been announced!
 
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Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series
with The Hon. Julia Gillard AC

Friday 25 May 2018, Eatons Hill Hotel

Hear from Australia’s first female Prime Minister, The Hon. Julia Gillard AC, at the upcoming Business Moreton Bay Region Conference Series event on Friday, 25 May at Eatons Hill Hotel.
 
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Government Business Links
AusIndustry
AusIndustry in the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science puts Australian businesses first by simplifying and streamlining access to information, advice and services.

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.
Advance Queensland

Advance Queensland is investing in our future by harnessing innovation to strengthen and diversify the economy and create jobs.
Workplace Health & Safety Queensland

The Small Business Program provides free work health and safety advisory services to small and medium-sized businesses throughout Queensland. 
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What is Regional Development Australia Moreton Bay?

Regional Development Australia (RDA) is a national network of Committees made up of local leaders who work with all levels of government, business and community groups to support the economic development of their regions.

RDA Committees have an active and facilitative role in their communities and a clear focus on growing strong and confident regional economies that harness their competitive advantages, seize on economic opportunity and attract investment.

Working in close partnership with fellow RDA Committees, all levels of government, and the private sector, RDA Committees will:


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