Thursday, November 29, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
The Thiess – MCA partnership is helping identify the next generation of talented female engineers. The strong numbers of applicants in previous years bodes well for achieving our goal of increasing the number of female engineers in our sector.
The scholarship is open to all female undergraduate engineering students studying in Australia and provides $8000 per annum for the final two years of study. It aims to advance the role of women in the resources sector. To be eligible for the Women in Engineering Scholarship, you must be:
1. Be currently enrolled in full-time study in an Engineering degree (Mining, Environmental,
Civil, Mechanical etc)
2. Be in the final 2 years of a Bachelor degree
3. Have a GPA of 5 or more (or equivalent to 65% or more)
Applications close 14 December 2012.
To submit your online application for the Thiess MCA Women in Engineering Scholarship, click on the link below:
For more information, you can contact Chris James, Assistance Director – Workforce Skills at the Minerals Council of Australia on p: 03 8614 1804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
16th Annual Bush Christmas Exhibition
Friday 23 November to Sunday 2 December 2012
9.00am to 6.00pm daily (free admission)
58 Neil Street Toowoomba (Masonic Centre next to the Empire Theatre)
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IN THE CITY!
Venue & DateSYDNEY – Saturday 8th December • Westin Hotel • 1 Martin Place Sydney
A Three Course Dinner With Entertainment,
& Wines Included!
For Singles, Couples and corporates
MC’s: Catriona Rowntree and Charles Wooley
Guest Speaker and Q & A: Glenn McGrath
Entertainment: Beccy Cole, John Williamson & Friends and Indoor Cricket
Dancing with The Bushwackers
Comedy: Brian Doyle
Dress: Bush Cocktail
Table(s) of Ten – $2,500 each
VIP Table(s) of Ten – $5,000 each
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For more information phone 02 9213 2900 or send an email to email@example.com
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Women on Boards has opened applications for the 2013 intake of its high level learning and development program for women aspiring to leadership roles.
The Next Generation of Corporate Female program aims to increase the visibility of high potential women within their organisations and sectors and provide them with the confidence and capacity to successfully engage with senior leadership and boards.
Executive Director of Women on Boards, Claire Braund, said the six-month program had gone from strength to strength since it was inaugurated in 2011 and participants were graduating with highly practical and applied learning.
A participant in the 2012 program, Malini Raj, an Executive Manager at Commonwealth Bank of Australia said, "The program provides a toolkit of skills to assist in my leadership trajectory to a senior executive position and board positions in the future."
See media release: http://womenonboards.org.au/news/media121115-nextgen.htm
See case studies: http://www.womenonboards.org.au/professional-development/nextgen/
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Do you need a night off?
Are you longing to escape the silly season for a few hours?
Do you dream of a staff Christmas Party that doesn't involve sitting on Santa's lap?
Then be sure to reserve your seat on
Escape for an evening of gastronomic indulgence and exotic flavours from around the globe.
Includes 3 Courses and Cocktail on Arrival
Beer, Wine , Sparkling and Non-Alcoholic Beverages also available for purchase
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) Foundation is giving young people who live in rural NSW the chance to secure a $25,000 grant to deliver a new and innovative community project.
Now in its fifth year, applications are open for the 2013 RAS Foundation Community Futures Grant.
RAS Foundation Executive Office, Jocellin Jansson said young people living rural NSW are encouraged to think about how they could make a significant difference in their community by addressing a need or issue faced by their town.
“Young people are our future, and the Community Futures Grant gives them the opportunity to develop a practical project to help improve their town and shape a positive future,” said Ms Jansson.
Submissions will be judged on several criteria including innovation, impact on the community and plans for implementation. Applicants must identify an existing community organisation or group they would partner with to deliver their project. Eligible entrants must be 35 or under on 1 May 2013 and projects must be located in rural or regional NSW.
In 2012 three projects were awarded; Ashley Murphy, a young man from Narrandera who is involved in running youth group programs received funding to renovate the church hall and kitchen to expand programs that assisted in improving nutrition education.
Ashley said the aim of the community kitchen is to improve the poor nutrition and irregular meal patterns of some of the youth in his community. “Simple things like sharing a meal as a family, working together to prepare meals for one another and basic cooking skills are important skills for everyone to have.”
“In a small rural community such as ours, to have programs and activities that bring families together is great. I hope the kitchen will become a place for young people to come and either spend time with their families, or learn some new skills that will help them in the future,” said Ashley.
Emma Sellers partnered with the local Delegate progress Association to help develop an indigenous art gallery in an existing community bank building. Nyngan resident Richard Milligan, partnered with the local high school and through the Duke of Edinburgh Awards empowered young people to be involved with their local community.
In 2011 Tamara Nixon partnered with Oaklands Community Health & Fitness Centre to transform an unused agricultural merchandise store into a community fitness centre. Rowan Bromfield helped enhance local tourism at Ariah Park by building a camp kitchen and renovating an existing ablution block.
“With so many innovative and community minded young people in rural NSW I’m sure there are plenty of people with excellent ideas of how to help their town survive and thrive,” said Ms Jansson.
“The RAS Foundation Community Futures Grants provides the means for that solution to become reality.”
Individuals and organisations can apply for grants to assist farmers and land managers to adopt technologies and practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and participate in the Carbon Farming Initiative.
Minister Ludwig said the program will help farmers to financially benefit from creating Carbon Farming Initiative carbon credits.
"This program provides farmers with the one-to-one assistance they need to make land sector emissions management part of their normal business decision making," Minister Ludwig said.
"Funding is available for agribusinesses, farming groups, industry organisations and extension organisations to deliver climate action information to people on the ground."
Applications are open until April 2016, while funds remain, with a bulk assessment at least twice each year.
To be included in the first assessment, applications are due 5 pm, 19 December 2012.
To find out more visit www.daff.gov.au/cff,
email EandO@daff.gov.au or call 1800 283 940.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
For more details including the luncheon, membership, club ties, etc, visit on http://www.trybooking.com/BZFO or call the office on (02) 9980 2525.
Alternatively you can download a form and send it onto the Primary Club of Australia office.
Also note that Cauliflower Club Members are going to be fined every time a Wallaby front-rower scores a try in Tests against New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, England, France, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. All such fines are optional and treated as a tax-deductible donation.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Early bird Registrations Closing!
Early bird registrations close on Sunday, 11 November and if you register before this date you save $100 on the Gold registration package.
This means you pay $395 for the two-and-a-half–day Conference package, which also includes the welcome reception and GALA Dinner tickets as well as lunch, morning and afternoon tea daily.
Held in Canberra from 18-20 February, the 2013 National Rural Women’s Conference will bring together regional, rural and remote women from all over Australia to network, learn, share and play an active role in shaping their future.
If you want to bring a group of friends or colleagues to the inspirational conference a discounted Group Booking is also available. Register a minimum of five delegates in one group booking, and receive one complimentary registration.
Celebrity cook, Maggie Beer will be the guest speaker at the GALA Dinner and Fashion Designer, Liz Davenport; Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick; and Mayor of the Northern Territory's Tiwi Islands, Lynette De Santis will address the Conference.
Make sure you take advantage of these great discounts!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Look closely and you will find this issue is inspired by our deep connection to the landscape and people of Australia, which is essentially, us.
It features a beautiful photo shoot at Haddon Rig sheep station which will make any country girl living in the city yearn to come home.
It also features majestic pictures of Black Caviar and the beautiful Bianca Rinehart.
Its worth popping into town to the local newsagent for.