Women in the Workforce

 

This month has marked the celebration of Queensland Women’s Week and International Women’s Day.

Queensland Women’s Week recognises and celebrates the achievements of Queensland’s women and girls and acknowledges that everyone has a role to play in creating a Queensland community that respects women.  International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
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Back To Work – Government Initiative

 

The Back to Work Regional Employment Package is a $305 million initiative designed to give businesses the confidence to employ regional job seekers and provide an economic boost to regions facing challenging times.

 

Employer Support, Youth Boost and Mature-Aged Worker Boost payments are available under the program guidelines to employers who meet all of the program eligibility criteria.
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An Introduction to Sedex

 

Powers recently attended the Australian Women in Agriculture Conference in Brisbane. The event attracted women from all over the country as well as speakers from various fields all relating to agriculture.

One of the most interesting talks was from Sedex. Sedex is an innovative company that is working with agricultural industries around the world to create a platform for supply chains.
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Regional Labour Mobility: A Win-Win for Australian Farmers

Many Australian employers from different industries require a steady stream of productive labour and often are unable to find enough local or reliable labour.

The Australian Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) fills gaps in rural labour by providing a reliable workforce that can return each season. It also boosts the economic development of 10 participating nations by providing access to workers from Pacific island countries and Timor-Leste.
The Programme enables workers from nine Pacific countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu and Timor-Leste to work in Australia for periods of six to nine months.
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Balancing Maternity Leave

Preparing for maternity leave is an exciting and special time for expecting parents.

With all the necessary arrangements needing to be made it is important that the preparations at work are planned ahead of time for both the employer and employee.
Returning to work after maternity leave can be daunting, with extra responsibilities it is even more important to consider work-life balance.
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A Different Approach to Investment

Most entrepreneurs use business as a way to pursue their passions, whether it’s philanthropy, culture, sports or politics.

Sharon Osberg is the other way around.
Her passion is playing bridge, a card game for math whizzes. Her passion led her into a rarefied world most others would kill to be a part of. Her alternative approach to investment has solidified her position amongst some of the most influential and successful entrepreneurs of our time.
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