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Apr 13, 2021
New Kestrel community grants program takes flight

New Kestrel community grants program takes flight

Kestrel Coal Resources has launched its new community grants program, giving not-for-profits and community groups the opportunity to receive up to $5000 to deliver events and initiatives that help to make a difference in the Emerald region. Applications will be assessed based on their promotion of health and wellbeing, education and opportunity, and enhancing livelihoods… ...

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Mar 31, 2021
BHP backs Future of Work training initiative

BHP backs Future of Work training initiative

BHP is partnering with the Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) to create training opportunities for up to 1000 Australians in regional areas. The mining company is investing $30 million in the Future of Work Program, designed to strengthen economic resilience in regional communities. The program offers advanced apprenticeships, skills and short-course training…...

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Mar 27, 2021
Top trio for regional property power

Top trio for regional property power

Mackay, Toowoomba and the Whitsunday area have earned places in a Top 10 list of Australia’s stand-out regions for affordable property investment. The PRD report naming the nation’s Top 10 affordable regional areas took into account growth factors as well as median property prices, rental yields and occupancy rates. It estimated the value of developments… ...

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Mar 26, 2021
Isaac students in future skills pilot program

Isaac students in future skills pilot program

In a Queensland first, students from the Isaac region are being offered specialised training in new, digital, and autonomous technologies through the Resource Centre of Excellence in Mackay. The training is part of a pilot program designed by the Queensland Future Skills Partnership to prepare people for the emerging skills demands and employment opportunities of… ...

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