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May 19, 2020
Harsh figures highlight COVID-19 bite on business

Harsh figures highlight COVID-19 bite on business

One third of Queensland businesses reported a fall in turnover greater than 80 per cent in the March quarter, according to the latest CCIQ Suncorp Pulse Survey. The 12-month outlook for the state and national economies collapsed to historic lows as closure measures across Queensland led to significant declines in the bottom lines of businesses…. ...

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May 15, 2020
Webinars to help Rocky businesses shine online

Webinars to help Rocky businesses shine online

Rockhampton region businesses are being urged to shine online with the help of a new package of webinars. Advance Rockhampton has joined forces with Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) to deliver the series. Rockhampton Mayor Margaret Strelow urged local businesses to take advantage of the opportunity. “Thriving online is a key part of running… ...

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May 15, 2020
Defence works push sees 21 NQ contracts released

Defence works push sees 21 NQ contracts released

Businesses will be able to tender for 21 new Defence contracts in the Townsville region under the new Forward Release Program. The projects – one worth more than $8 million – have been listed in the Defence Estate Works Program Update Procurement Activities document, allowing potential tenderers to plan to make a bid for the works…. ...

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May 15, 2020
AUSJET21 offers industry a fresh blast of energy

AUSJET21 offers industry a fresh blast of energy

The peak body for the water jetting, drain cleaning, vacuum loading and hydro excavation industries in Australia has announced plans for an international event in Melbourne in 2021. AUSJET21 aims to give contractors, users, asset owners, suppliers, researchers, and other stakeholders the chance to meet and explore best practice and industry trends such as hands-free… ...

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May 15, 2020
Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

The developers behind a $2 billion wind farm proposal are planning a set of project information sessions for suppliers next week. The State Government in February granted development approval for the Forest Wind project, comprising up to 226 turbines. The project is expected to create about 440 jobs during construction and a further 50 full-time jobs… ...

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May 14, 2020
Digital coaching at hand for Mackay region businesses

Digital coaching at hand for Mackay region businesses

Economic development body Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) is launching My Digital Coach – a program to assist small business recover from the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy. The free program, funded through the Local Buying Foundation, will help participants develop or enhance foundational digital skills and assets to improve their business’ bottom line. GW3… ...

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May 13, 2020
Mackay METS sector urged to have their say

Mackay METS sector urged to have their say

The Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday (MIW) METS Export Hub is seeking business input to help boost export capabilities and opportunities. It is conducting a survey of mining equipment and technology services businesses in the region. MIW METS Export Hub manager Dean Kirkwood said business input was fundamental to the success of the Capability Analysis and Supply… ...

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May 13, 2020
RoRo revs up in Townsville berth upgrade

RoRo revs up in Townsville berth upgrade

A $2.5 million project to extend the secondary wharf at Berth 10 will boost Port of Townsville’s capacity for car carriers. Townsville marine contractor Pacific Marine Group has won the contract to upgrade the roll on-roll off (RoRo) wharf extension for larger car vessels. Work has begun and is due to be completed in August…. ...

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May 13, 2020
Join the quad squad to win more Defence work

Join the quad squad to win more Defence work

Are you across quad charts? Businesses targeting Defence contracts, and others, are being encouraged to join online workshops on how to develop compelling quad charts. Used by the international defence industry for many years to succinctly and effectively communicate a proposal or capability, these techniques are being used by companies as a way to market… ...

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