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22
February
2016

Gilgandra Shire Event

Gilgandra Shire Event
21
February
2016

Invitation to submit a paper

INDIGENOUS CONFERENCE SERVICES is proud to simultaneously host two great events in Cairns namely International Indigenous Health Conference 1st - 3rd December 2016 & International Indigenous Allied Health Conference 1st - 3rd December 2016

Pullman Cairns International Hotel, Cairns Queensland Australia  

A ground-breaking dual opportunity to attend two conferences with one registration! For further information visit the events website.

20
February
2016

Rural Areas a Priority for Minister Nash

The NRWC recognises the strong rural background which the new Regional Development, Health and Communications Minister Fiona Nash brings to Parliament.

Read about how she perceives her role as a champion for agriculture and regional development here.

20
February
2016

NRWC Blog on Business and Storytelling by Lucy Bowler

DIY Business Storytelling for Rural Enterprises

Australia’s rural community have always been fantastic DIYers - the ingenuity that created the stump jump plough runs thick through our veins. There’s not enough money to pay somebody else and it’s quicker to get the job done when you know exactly what you want.

Do you really know what you want and how to promote your business?

We invite you to read the latest NRWC blog written by Lucy Bowler who is a communications professional based in regional Victoria.

Read More

19
February
2016

Standard for Sex and Gender Variables

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released the Standard for Sex and Gender Variables. The standard explains the interrelated concepts of sex and gender, defines standard classification categories for each concept and includes question modules for the collection of sex and gender information.

Visit the website

19
February
2016

Amazing Western Australian Rural Women

The NRWC congratulations the four finalists in the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Women's Award.

  • Nicole Batten, a farmer from Yuna north-east of Geraldton, who wants to rent out farm houses to give people a taste of rural and regional living.
  • Kalyn Fletcher, from Kununurra, wants to visit Brazil to bring back ideas about promoting tropical agriculture in the Ord River irrigation area
  • Maree Gooch, from Mandurah, wants to attend a Canadian farm safety conference and then run a forum and workshops in regional locations for farming families.
  • Judy Snell, a Moora-based accountant, wants to help connect talented women in regional areas to employers to promote their enterprises and their skill base.
17
February
2016

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Find out more about common Anxiety Disorders including:

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder (panic attacks)
  • Agoraphobia
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder

Learn about what helps recovery and what services are available in the Goulburn area.

Register

17
February
2016

Women with Wings

Are you a girl or woman who has not previously flown in a LIGHT aircraft??

Would you like to find out what it's like??

Are you interested in a career in aviation?

If so, this could be for you!!

Women with Wings are holding a unique and FREE event on 12 March 2016 at Orange Airport.

Visit the website

16
February
2016

One-day forum for women working in agriculture

Do you live in the Goulbourn Broken area?

Hungry for ideas to make your farming business more resilient?

Keen to learn new skills, build your networks and be inspired?

The Goulburn Broken CMA is proudly hosting a one-day forum for women working in agriculture to:

  • Build their personal resilience to handle difficult events and situations;
  • Grow your knowledge in how natural resource management can enhance agriculture;
  • Motivate you to make a change - one small action can lead to big things.

You’ll hear from inspiring women and the strategies they use to face challenges and make changes. Keynote speakers include: Jeanette Long, Ag Consulting Co; Julia Telford, Engage & Create Consulting; and Sarah Parker, Glencliffe Agribusiness.

Visit the website

 

15
February
2016

Are you a talented, up-and-coming writer who’s keen to get noticed on a national stage? We’re looking for you!

Country to Canberra is kick-starting an exciting online community and we want teenage bloggers to lead the charge. We’re looking for girls that can write about their lives in rural Australia and the issues they’re passionate about.

The type of bloggers we’re looking for should:

  • Be an avid writer between 13-19 years old living in rural Australia,
  • Be able to produce a punchy, thought-provoking 300-500 word blog post once per month for the remainder of 2016,
  • Love keeping up with trends in rural Aus and on social media,
  • Have a willingness to learn (you don’t have to be a pro!)

What you get from us:

  • National exposure and a massive resume booster,
  • An ability to share your views and increase your online presence,
  • An opportunity to work in an online team with other ‘go-getter’ girls,
  • Mentorship sessions with Country to Canberra to help turn you into a journalistic superstar.
  • If this sounds like you, we’d love for you to apply to join us. All you have to do to is:
  • Email one sample piece of your writing (between 300-500 words) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Plus, send through your name, age, grade, town and state.

Visit the website

12
February
2016

Thank You Mr Truss and Mr Robb

The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) acknowledges the significant contributions of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Australia, Warren Truss, and the Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, to rural, remote and regional Australia following the announcement of their forthcoming retirements.

We thank Mr Truss and Mr Robb for their leadership, commitment and services to rural Australia and we look forward to working with future ministers who are strong advocates for women and their rural communities.

11
February
2016

2016 UNIVERSITY SURVIVAL GUIDE:

As students across the country head off to university this week their minds will no doubt be racing with questions. We've got the answers!

INSIDE THE CEF 2016 UNIVERSITY SURVIVAL GUIDE:

  • Tips on getting the most out of O-Week
  • Checklists for what to pack, what to buy
  • Where to find cheap textbooks
  • Handy links for financial support
  • Student discounts
  • Staying healthy and having a good time
  • Accommodation options
  • Free weekly planner
  • The right contacts for the right advice
  • Parents and carers information

Visit the website

11
February
2016

RFDS Kids Club

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has launched a traditional Kids Club to connect children with one of Australia’s most iconic organisations - it's a free club which will feature birthday greetings, regular newsletters in the mail and activities to provide children with an insight into the important work that the Flying Doctors has provided since 1928.

It's aimed at children aged between 5 – 12 years old, with all registrations before 24th March putting them in the draw to win an iPad and a Pilots pack. They can join here.

10
February
2016

Queensland Finalists named for prestigious rural women’s award

The National Rural Women’s Coalition congratulates NRWC E-Leader Fiona Lake on being selected as a finalist for the 2016 Queensland Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Rural Women’s Award.

Other finalists are:

  • Emma Robinson, Charters Towers, commercial beef producer
  • Cilla Slack, Reids Creek, grazier
  • Krista Watkins, Walkamin, banana farmer
  • Amanda Hinds, Bundaberg, café owner and chef
  • Fiona Lake, Hermit Park, agricultural photographer and writer.

These outstanding rural women contribute much to rural and remote Queensland and beyond.

10
February
2016

Research relocation a cause for celebration

Great news South Australia.  Did you know that the government has announced the establishment of an office of the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and the Grains Research and Development Corporation in Adelaide?

This is described as a logical move, as these two RDCs are focused on rural research—including grains, fisheries and aquaculture —and strong links should exist with universities and farmers on the ground in these industries.

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