ASBF Limited, a Company Limited by Guarantee, has been established as a non-profit entity to promote the best interests of its members and will offer Australian Beef Farmers, and those who work in support industries and the general public a collective representative voice.
Their objectives are:
ASBF will provide the vehicle for identifying, reporting and informing all Australians on issues that affect beef producers and associated industries.
ASBF is committed to promoting the best interests of its members by establishing and growing a communications network to distribute factual information about our industry to the public, the media and governments.
Under a new State Government plan, anyone who sells a home in Sydney, the Central Coast, Wollongong or Newcastle, and buys another on a country area, will be paid a Regional Relocation Grant of seven thousand dollars.
The grants is available to everyone, with only two conditions - the house being bought must be worth six hundred thousand dollars or less, and it must be the buyer's primary residence for at least one year.
Wagga Mayor, Wayne Geale, has welcomed the move.
“It's just another good little incentive for people to come.”
He hopes the initiative will attract more people to the region.
“We've got good facilities all round, it's pleasant to be in, you don't have to travel hundreds of kilometres to get to anywhere, it's good for kids. There's just so many reasons, they'd be mad to stay in Sydney.”
Hidden Treasures acknowledges the important volunteer roles women play within NSW rural communities. It provides a platform to pay tribute to rural women volunteers who donate their time and energy to help others.
The inaugural 2010 Honour Roll was announced at the Wentworth Women's Gathering in October 2010. It celebrates 42 rural women who volunteer across NSW who were nominated by members of their communities.
Nominations for 2011 are open and close 25 August.
The 2011 Honour Roll will be launched at the 2011 Women's Gathering at Gloucester from 14-16 October.
Find out more about Hidden Treasures and how to nominate here
The Cotton Research and Development Corporation is the statutory authority that provides strategic support to industry through targeted investment in research and development. It is funded by levies from the cotton industry and matching funds from the Australian Government.
The corporation is constituted under the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989.
The government is seeking to appoint five to seven non-executive directors to the corporation from 1 September 2011. Appointment to these part-time positions will be for up to three years.
The Cotton Research and Development Corporation works to foster a profitable and internationally competitive cotton industry by investing in research and development on a cooperative, partnership basis with industry participants, other research and development organisations and the general community.
The Strategic R&D Plan 2008–2013 sets out the framework for the current investment strategy. The plan is available on the corporation’s website.
Applications are invited and will be assessed by a selection committee.
Appointment is based upon the skills and experience of an applicant in one or more of the following fields:
• cotton production, processing or marketing
• management or conservation of natural resources
• science, technology or technology transfer
• environmental and ecological matters
• economics or finance
• administration of research and development
• business management
• public administration.
Written applications should address the relevant fields of expertise listed above and be accompanied by a brief curriculum vitae that includes the names of three referees, career and personal details. Applications should not exceed four (4) pages. Applications should be submitted by email to:
This is a ground-breaking initiative of the NRWC, connecting rural, regional & remote women around Australia in ways never seen before.
The new National Network belongs to every rural, regional and remote woman in the country, and we need you to help us to develop it into a strong network dedicated to improving the lives of all rural women, their families and communities.
Join the network now, by clicking here, and keep an eye out for news on when their state-of-the-art member website goes live.