News & Events Posted on April 20, 2011

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Regional Development Australia Gold Coast would like to congratulate the Gold Coasters acknowledged in the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2017 announced today. Professor Ian O'Connor, AC, leads the Gold Coast recipients. Prof O'Connor is the Vice Chancellor and President at Griffith University and was acknowledged for eminent service to tertiary education, particularly to the strategic development of national and international university initiative, an [...]

Backing Small Business

Posted on May 25, 2017

The Department of Treasury has released Backing Small Business: Creating jobs, opportunity and growth, a handbook of the support programs and advice that the Australian Government and its agencies provide for small business. This handbook covers topics relevant to small businesses ranging from tax reforms and simplification, cutting red tape, employment and training, to supporting regional small businesses and exporting. Click here to download a PDF [...]

Youth Jobs PaTH

Posted on May 25, 2017

  Youth Jobs PaTH is a new, flexible program designed to prepare young people for work. It also encourages employers to trial a young person for a job by offering interns and financial incentives to reduce the cost of recruitment. Youth Jobs PaTH has three elements: Prepare - Trial - Hire.   Prepare - with employability skills training - helps young people become job ready by providing intensive pre-employment training. Trial - with an internshi [...]

Media Release by Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Regional Development, 17th May 2017. The Regions 2030: Unlocking Opportunity regional policy statement released. Publication sets out the Government's agenda for regional Australia towards 2030—working to make regional Australia an even better place to live, work and invest. The Regions 2030 agenda encompasses the five key focus areas of Jobs and Economic Development; Infrastructure; Healt [...]

Budget 2017

Posted on May 10, 2017

RDA Gold Coast has welcomed the 2017 Federal Budget and the continued support of the RDA Committees program. Last night the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, Minister for Regional Development, released a statement advising "The $18.3 million RDA Committee program supports the Australian Government commitment to strong, confident and vibrant regions. The RDA Committees will have an active and facilitative role [...]

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