The PRWIRE Press Releases http:// 2016-09-30T05:26:00Z House Plan - Professional and Unique architectural design and drafting services Australia 2016-09-30T05:26:00Z house-plan-professional-and-unique-architectural-design-and-drafting-services-australia Sydney, Australia, 30 August 2016 – Home is not purely a concrete construction. It is a living entity which reflects the occupants' preferences, aesthetic ideals and in effect their identity. Creating a home is a process that requires great assiduity. Building a new home or making alterations or adding extensions to your existing home can turn out to be an absolute ordeal without the proper professional backing. A lot of designs and drafting companies have emerged in Sydney during the past few years. House plan Designs & Drafting Services is one such firm which has distinguished itself from other companies offering similar services with their impeccable plans and designs crafted with the help of an expert team of proficient engineers. The company, which was originally formed in Sydney has now extended its services to every major suburb and has become the first choice of individuals in need of architectural drafting services in Sutherland Shire and Camden as well as house drafting services in Hurstville, Campbelltown, and other regions.What makes House plan Design & Drafting Services unique is their precise approach to every single project that they take on. The toil they put into every design they create has made them a name to reckon within this burgeoning field. The team at House plan specializes in crafting residential drafting solutions. Whether it is a dual occupancy, an extension or even a granny flat, the engineering team at House plan design and drafting services are guaranteed to deliver architectural designs that comply with every need of their client.Over the years the rules and regulations concerning the construction of buildings in Sydney and its suburbs have evolved to become more austere. It might even be impossible for an amateur company with poor experience to obtain the sanction from the respective authorities. Hence it is important that you entrust a specialized architectural drafting company with your project. The professionals at House plan design and drafting services were proud while asserting that they have an impressive history with acquiring the authorities’ approval.Their experience and expertise in working in the suburbs of Sydney from Camden and Canterbury through to Bankstown and Hurstville have imparted them with the understanding of various local development control plans necessary to make certain that their client’s development application is accepted.The drafting services in Sydney provided by House plan Design and Drafting services are ultimately aimed at the complete satisfaction of their customers. They take great care in ensuring that the designs they create are in compliance with the local authorities’ directives.As it is evident from the responses of their delighted clientele, House plan has established themselves as the only sensible choice of individuals seeking architectural drafting services whether it be Sutherland Shire, Strathfield or even Randwick.Among House plan's satisfied customers, Mr. Gladwell from Bankstown was more than happy to share with us the reasons why he believes House plan Design and Drafting Services to be the best company in Sydney offering house drafting services. “It was after the continued rejection of my DA by the local council that I approached House plan. I first heard of their firm from a close friend of mine. I contacted them by email and the very next day they reached the site and indulged in detailed conversations with every member of my family to craft a plan which was absolutely perfect. Within in no time, my project was up and running with the approval of the local authorities. And the amount of money I had to spend was comparatively low when contrasted with the excellent quality of their services.” House Plan Drafting Address : Campbelltown, NSW, 2560 Contact No : 0404 013 693 WA Car Removals Offers Cash For Cars In Perth For Any Make And Model Of Vehicle 2016-09-29T05:04:48Z wa-car-removals-offers-cash-for-cars-in-perth-for-any-make-and-model-of-vehicle WA Car Removals is a Cash for Cars Perth service that does away with the ordinary way to get rid of your Car, Truck, Van, Ute, SUV, 4WD and Bus. Unlike other Cash for Car companies, the company offers fair cash values for vehicle determined by many different factors that include the weight and size of the vehicle, its condition, and any precious metals, all of which increase the value of a wrecked, damaged or scrap auto. While the price of the vehicle depends on its value, the company is willing to pay up to $9999 for vehicles of any make & condition.  WA Car Removals is a preferred "Scrap Car Removal" service in Perth for various reasons. Firstly, the company is known for making their best or highest offer on vehicles, which has built a history of the highest payouts among 'Cash for Car businesses in Perth'. Secondly, the company allows vehicle owners to do away with the cost of Towing, offering Free Car Removals throughout the city.  Vehicle owners that want a fast and convenient means to sell their auto have found that way with one call to WA Car Removal. The company guarantees to purchase vehicles whatever their make & condition and makes reasonable cash offers based on the value of the cars. For vehicle owners that have vehicles that have been written off in an accident, the company will still make a fair cash offer, paid directly to the vehicle owner.  WA Car Removal’s Free Car Removal service is to vehicle owners in Perth. This allows a simple and cost-free way to get rid of the vehicle. The company works hard to provide their customers with same-day Car Removals that take less than an hour to complete and can be scheduled around the clock.  WA Car Removals is an eco-friendly service as all cars or any motor vehicle, collected will be Recycled. The company is one that is licenced and certified and one that is established in green auto Recycling. With the company’s high standards and commitment to the environment, vehicle owners have more than the reward of Cash for Cars Perth, but the peace of mind of the smallest carbon imprint being left on the environment from their auto’s disposal.  For auto owners considering scrapping their vehicle, WA Car Removals offers the advantage of a way to pick up cash for your auto, as well as avoid the costly Towing to the Car Wrecking yard. The company will make a cash offer for the vehicle over the phone, and schedule a Free Car Removal for their Perth customers. They also provide all the necessary paperwork, transferring the liability and responsibility of the vehicle to them at the time of the exchange of Cash for Car Perth.  WA Car Removal can be reached for cash quotes on vehicles of any make & condition, regardless of their running condition at 0422 622 617 or, visit our site for more information.  What Makes Edisons Different from Other Online Garden & Home Tool Retailers 2016-09-27T05:44:07Z what-makes-edisons-different-from-other-online-garden-amp-home-tool-retailers Edisons( https://www.edisons.com.au/ ) is known as the Australia’s biggest retailer of the high-grade home and garden equipment & machinery products. They have gained a good name in the highly competitive industry where the expertise can be seen in the quality of machinery products along with the purchase option and product delivery. Things that make a big difference in a buyer’s life while making a purchase of the well-navigational features and on-time delivery option. Everything a user require would end with the best-featured options that Edisons gives to the domestic as well as industrial customers.  As compared to other online retailers of the garden and home tool equipment, Edisons introduces the best products with safe & secure purchase options. They ensure to cover your safe shopping concern as they realized that purchasing online can raise the eyebrows of the buyers. There are so many people who won't feel comfortable to share their confidential details through online shopping options. Being a biggest online retailer in Australia, they have a great responsibility to ensure the safe and secure purchase options to instill the customer's complete satisfaction. They don't find it necessary to store your card details on their servers once you finalize a payment.   Edisons operates a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) website that ensures communication as secured as possible. It also helps to secure the financial transactions, data transfer, and logins. When it comes to considering the delivery part, Edisons offers free shipping on most of the items in all states in Australia. Items will be delivered using the service of the Australia Post or the local courier service which will be depending on the size and weight of the item. To meet the bulk requirements, buyers will be freed to pick their product direct from the warehouses that are located in the Seven Hills and Penrith, NSW.   About the Company: Edisons(https://www.edisons.com.au/), the biggest retailer of the garden, home and outdoor machinery products offer the easiest purchase option, safe & secure payment method and the quickest delivery option. With these practices, they have earned a huge clientele with the satisfied product quality, comfortable payment mode and on-time product deliveries.You may also wish to know about your particular products, contact here https://www.edisons.com.au/contact-us/ Keep Track of Your Fleet Any Where, Any Time With Ready Track 2016-09-27T01:11:52Z keep-track-of-your-fleet-any-where-any-time-with-ready-track Ready Track, one of the leading GPS tracking providers in Australia knows how important it is for businesses to monitor and keep an eye on vehicles and other assets. That is why they work so hard to ensure companies of all sizes can implement tracking solutions virtually anywhere in the world.     Fleet tracking is growing in popularity, and with good reason. Technology today makes it possible to pinpoint the location of a vehicle or other asset in real time, using small GPS tracking equipment. This offers increased efficiency for businesses as vehicles are deployed more strategically and wastefulness is reduced.Driver safely is also increased with the use of vehicle tracking. In addition to GPS tracking, Ready Track’s system can monitor engine errors, fuel economy, geo-fencing and more. This means alerts can be established for speeding or other unsafe conditions, and communication can be sent to drivers easily through on-board tablets. On top of driver safety, Ready Track can help reduce insurance premiums by providing reliable ways to prevent theft and to recover stolen assets. Using the real-time tracking that is available, law enforcement can quickly locate vehicles that have been stolen so that they can be returned with minimal disruption. Ready Track’s fleet and vehicle GPS tracking device is a comprehensive plug and play system with more than 40 features. And coverage is available across rural villages and major metropolitan cities. Enjoy greater peace of mind knowing that your fleet and other valuable assets are safe thanks to Ready Track. Visit www.readytrack.com.au today to learn more. About Ready TrackReady Track operates out of its head office in Smithfield NSW, in the heart of the largest industrial area of the southern hemisphere. However, we have a diverse range of customers from all over the country, and even other parts of the world! If you are in the market for any type of GPS tracking solution, we are only a phone call away. Hands On With Klika and hipages Partnership 2016-09-26T21:56:17Z hands-on-with-klika-and-hipages-partnership MELBOURNE, September 27. KLIKA, Australia’s top 20 online retailer continues to dominate the online retail space by offering more ways to improve its customers’ shopping experience. It announced its recent collaboration with hipages, making Klika the first Australian e-tailer to offer customers an in-home installation service via the hipages network. Klika sells and delivers to end consumers many large, lifestyle products. To keep its customers happy and their shopping experience stress free, Klika customers can shop, opt for an interest free buy-now-pay-later payment method and even get products assembled in the comfort of their homes, all at a click of a mouse. Sounds like e-tail heaven yet? “We’ve always been customer centric and are continuously looking at ways to improve our customers’ shopping experience with us,” says Online Retail Guru and Klika’s Director of Commercial Operations Leo Zaitsev. “We believe that there is a gap in the market for after sale services by way of home installations for larger items such as our trampolines, multi-function gym sets, and renovation products. We are one of the few e-tailers which offers for sale bulky products and delivers them directly to our customers’ door steps, so it made perfect sense to partner with hipages for home installations and make it as hassle free as possible for our shoppers from purchase to delivery, right down to not having to worry about assembling their purchased items,” Zaitsev continued. hipages is Australia’s Number One app and site to hire tradespeople, connecting Australians with over 80,000 home experts, building professionals and trade services. Klika’s customers can now gain access to hipages' nationwide registered tradie database and get the bulky items from Klika assembled and installed for them. hipages has grown significantly since it was founded in 2004. With over 2 Million monthly visitors to its site and a job posted every 29 seconds, Klika’s customers no longer need to worry about ringing around looking for a Tradie. Gideon Kline, hipages' Chief Commercial Officer, said "At hipages, we thrive on making people's life easier and look forward to assisting Klika's customers with their assembly and installation needs.    "We will extend the ease of ordering large lifestyle products online to having them installed at home, for a seamless customer experience." A recent customer survey conducted by Klika’s Customer Intelligence Group (CIG) revealed that a large number of potential customers are concerned about the installation requirements prior to purchasing the more complicated products. The study also found that one of the top reasons for putting off bulky purchases was due to the customer’s lack of faith in finding a reliable Tradie to arrive on time and to be able to do the job properly without denting their budget. “We find hipages’s proposition appealing and relevant to our customer’s needs. Our customers will get three obligation free quotes from hipages to choose from, they get contacted directly by the Tradies with their quotes and then if the customer is happy, they arrange a time to assemble the product. This whole process is automated, simple and effective. We’re very excited about this last mile after-sale offering”. Zaitsev said “Consumer confidence in online shopping is rising every month and we are expecting the online shopping frenzy to peak even more between October and mid-December. Last year alone, Australia saw a circa $4.9 billion Christmas splurge in online sales. Our business is experiencing exponential growth and we expect this sales activity to spike even higher this year, and attract an even bigger market share for Klika”. Zaitsev concluded with excitement. About Klika- www.klika.com.au Founded in 2005, Australian owned and operated Klika, has grown to become one of Australia’s leading online department stores. Awarded as Top 20 Online Retailers in Australia, Klika offers over 1,500 products to shoppers covering everything from fitness equipment, tools, home living, music instruments and outdoor furniture, with a flat shipping rate nationwide for $9.95. It operates out of 15,000 sqm central facility in South Oakleigh, Victoria with satellite offices in two other countries. Klika customers are not only spoilt with a wide range of product categories to shop from, but also with Klika’s range of private labels as well as global brands such as, Sony, Breville, Apple, Huawei, educational toys from Colorific, Disney licensed toys and bedding, VTech, Uniden, Belkin, and Oricom, to name a few.   About hipages Founded in 2004 by David Vitek and Roby Sharon-Zipser, hipages is Australia’s largest on-demand home improvement marketplace. The platform connects consumers looking to hire plumbers, electricians, builders and over 240 other categories, with pre-screened home improvement professionals in their local area. 1.5 million Australians request jobs every 29 seconds on the platform, which comes on web and app. The venture-backed company, which also secured funding from News Corp in 2015, operates Australia wide with more than 80,000 businesses registered and approved by hipages. hipages has received many awards for cutting edge business strategies, vision, workplace culture and innovation: ●      Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist 2016 ●      AFR 50 Most Innovative Companies 2016 ●      My Business Awards Aspiring Business of the Year 2015 ●      My Business Awards Medium Business of the Year 2015 ●      Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Australia 2014 ●      Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Australasia 2014 ●      BRW Fast 100 2014 ●      BRW Best Places to Work Australia 2014 ●      BRW Most Innovative Companies 2014   -ENDS- All Trash OZ Now Makes Recycling Easy For Customers All Over Sydney 2016-09-26T01:21:01Z all-trash-oz-now-makes-recycling-easy-for-customers-all-over-sydney All Trash Oz is the go to Rubbish Removal Specialist in Sydney. It’s highly recommended due to its affordable prices, exceptional customer service and now offers recycling for all of your unwanted items.  The team members at All Trash Oz have had the same thorough training and are experienced in working efficiently whilst possessing excellent communication skills. They are friendly and helpful whilst also having the skills to get the job done. They pride themselves on customer service and are highly regarded in the Sydney area. To keep your bill down, All Trash Oz is able to recycle everything from construction rubbish to green waste. If you reside in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, inner west, north shore or the greater metro areas you can contact All Trash Oz today to have your rubbish recycled. No matter what type of waste you have they will be able to take it away and recycle it. You won’t be able to beat their prices and All Trash Oz offer great deals all over Sydney. This is due to their commitment to looking after the environment which in turn makes it more affordable for their customers. Getting a quote is a simple process, simply discuss the type and quantity of rubbish and they will provide you with an estimate. You don’t have to worry about hidden fees or charges as their quotes are honest and accurate. You don’t have to pay for expensive skip bins any more. They take up too much room, you have to fill them up yourself and it’s highly likely you are disposing of items that could be recycled. Getting rid of your rubbish is easy with All Trash Oz as they will come to you and load everything onto their truck. If you want to recycle your rubbish, without the hassle, then it’s time to contact All Trash Oz. Ring them on 0400 061 061 at any time of the day or night to talk to discuss your rubbish removals with a friendly team member. To find out more about the services they offer visit http://alltrashoz.com.au/ . Gold Coast Solar Servicing 2016-09-26T01:02:47Z gold-coast-solar-servicing For one reason or another, it is often thought that solar panel systems are maintenance-free. However, this could not be further from the truth. To ensure your system is always operating at its full potential, regular maintenance and annual inspections are a must. By allow your system to run without being repaired and maintained, you could be putting your investment at risk and your system may not perform to maximum capacity. It is also extremely dangerous to attempt repairs or replacements yourself. That’s why having your system checked and serviced by a qualified professional is so important. At AMP’D Electrical & Solar, we offer solar maintenance and repairs to make sure you are getting the most out of your system. Our solar servicing (which you can read more about here) includes: A visual inspection and safety check Mechanical integrity check of racking system and components Check of the electrical wiring and output voltage Check of the operation of the PV DC main switch Modules clean Performance consultation It is critical to always have your electrician or solar PV installer perform inspection and maintenance activities. If you need your solar panels serviced, please contact AMP’D Electrical & Solar, your Gold Coast solar and electrical specialists, on 0475 415 414. Alternatively, you can email us at info@ampdes.com.au. You can also follow our social pages to stay informed on the latest in efficient electrical solutions. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmpdElectricalandSolar Twitter: https://twitter.com/ampdelectrical GroupTogether Co-Founder shares her 'if only I knew then' list to help other start ups.. 2016-09-26T00:38:35Z grouptogether-co-founder-shares-her-if-only-i-knew-then-list-to-help-other-start-ups Ali Linz, one of the co-founders of GroupTogether, shares her Start Up Hacks and her 'if only I knew then" list to help others embarking on the start up journey. "It’s like jumping out of the plane and hoping you’ll build the parachute before hitting the ground," exclaims Ali Linz. We thought we’d build this website app and then set it free. 3 years later we’re still huffing and puffing every day to push it closer to the vision we originally had. More product development, more marketing, more feeding the social media beast… We’ve learned a lot along the way but still have so far to go. It takes MUCH longer than you think. We were originally quoted 3 months to build our baby. Eighteen months later and more money, still no baby. We originally scoped a product which had 10 times the functionality. There was lots of “but what if someone wants two birthday cards because they’re having a party for twins” or “might as well offer the option to sell stuff like T-shirts once we’re collecting money from a group”. We spent weeks crawling on my dining room floor with pieces of paper getting the user experience, interface and flow right. Pare it back – creating a minimum viable product (MVP) In the end, we pared it right back to the basics. We used the concept of the “minimum viable product”. This means that creating the barest bones of your product that will still offer the nugget of what excites your prospective customer. You can read a whole book called “The Lean StartUp” by Eric Ries. In essence, it’s about getting something out there so you can gauge how people react. Create a “wire frame”, the logic of how the site flows and cut off anything that’s not essential. If you need to create a slick front end but have to have some bits running manually behind the scenes, so be it. This allowed us to launch. Now we’re adding in the fancy bits one by one. Talk to people! Talk to your customers. Talk to other startup-ers. Get advisors. We wanted to keep it secret and reveal the perfect performance on opening night. Fail! Nothing is as useful as important as knowing why people want your product and how they want to use it. For example, our designer recommended building a dashboard from which users could build and choose a suite of features they wanted when collecting money from their group. We knew our customers would find that terrifying. A dashboard implies expert tech knowledge. We wanted a process that I described as a tunnel. You know you just keep going forward and clicking “next” till finally you hit “send”. There are big advantages in asking for help and advice. For one, it helps! But also, one of the big things investors look for is your team. Ideally, we’d have created an advisory board for support, advice and network. Talk to other start up-ers. When they use language you don’t understand like “virality coefficient”. Write it down and either ask them straight away or nod intelligently and run to google it later. How did we get meetings? Most people will agree to a first meeting, even big shot investor firms. They usually give great and quite candid feedback. We always take notes and always learned things. It helped us prioritize. But remember, the only thing that means they’re interested is a signed contract. Everything else is politeness. Some tips here. Always ask for an intro to another person at the end of your meeting. Don’t know how to find the right people? Even the shyest woman can put a post on “Like Minded Bitches Drinking Wine” (a closed Facebook Group for women in business) and ask the group a question. It’s a savior. Ask for feedback, advice, promote your business or commiserations. What stopped us from quitting? I suppose I’m a tenacious optimist but still, there are times! Two things really helped. First, having a co-founder. When one was ready to jump, the other held onto her feet. (Sometimes it was still sore). The other was to lower the bar for a minute and just try to keep going, if not perfectly. My son sings the song from Nemo’s friend “Just keep swimmin’. Just keep swimmin’. Just keep swimmin’”. I play that in my head often. Ali Linz and Julie Tylman are the co-founders of Group Together the The philanthropic, eco-friendly, and easy way to take the hassle and waste out of giving group gifts. Mumpreneurs, Ali Linz and Julie Tylman's are revolutionising the way Australians are gifting with a website that takes the hassle out of collecting for a group gift. In the last year, over 10,000 Australians have enjoyed the ease of it and the way it takes the awkwardness out of collecting money. The user-friendly platform does the inviting, reminding, collecting, tracking and then sends the money and group card to the organiser. It makes it easy to pool funds to give one gift that’s really wanted without the waste. Friends can also add a photo and message to the group card. For those who want to “give back”, there’s the option to donate a portion of the gift pool to your favourite charity. www.grouptogether.com Media Contact: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com Ready. Steady. Risk. 2 months to go! 2016-09-25T11:01:40Z ready-steady-risk-2-months-to-go Ready. Steady. Risk. 2 months to go! RMIA National Conference to deliver an impressive array of keynote speakers. 25th September 2016, Sydney, Australia, The Risk Management Institution of Australasia conference takes place on the 16th-18th of November 2016 at The Crowne Conference Centre in Melbourne. One of the keynote speakers, Chris MacKinnon, from Lloyd’s will examine Emerging Risk. MacKinnon states: “Lloyd’s defines an emerging risk as an issue that is perceived to be potentially significant but which may not be fully understood or allowed for in insurance terms and conditions, pricing, reserving or capital setting. It is important to understand that in some cases the threat itself is not emerging, but our vulnerability to the risk it poses is. Human Pandemic is a good example – The Spanish Flu pandemic in 1918 killed nearly 100m people. Modern medicine, response coordination and communications have significantly improved the risk, but global society, and international movement of people increases the threat for the fast spread of disease dramatically. Spanish Flu took three months to go global – Swine Flu took three weeks.” Keynote speaker, Kate Hughes, Chief Risk Officer at Telstra will review the differences between risk management between public and private sector organisations. Kate Hughes gives us a taste of what will be discussed by highlighting the following: “There are a few differences, some of it is driven by different stakeholders but there is also the issue of transparency and that can drive different approaches to risk appetite and risk management. Most privately held companies are not required to disclose their financial information and they don’t need shareholder approval for their strategy so can possibly choose to pursue more (or less) risk. This can mean that they can shift their focus more simply, potentially focusing more on long term growth rather than making sure shareholders are receiving their dividends. However private companies may struggle to attract directors with risk management experience as they often have smaller boards and the regulatory requirements around governance aren’t so obvious, so there may be a disconnect between management and board about how risk should be managed, and yet in some cases given the lack of capital markets support, it’s arguable that risk management practices should be stronger. You could argue that in publicly listed companies the board is required to very visibly manage risk and there is greater transparency about how they do that but these organisations tend to be larger with strong capital markets supporting them whereas in private companies the board is less visible and there are fewer requirements around risk management and disclosure of governance practices. Generally speaking, public corporations are more likely to be subject to regulatory scrutiny, particularly those with specific regulatory risk requirements relating to their operations. All of these things will influence the risk tolerance and appetite and ultimately the types of risk management strategies the company employs.” The RMIA conference will be a conduit for ideas, debate, networking and discussion which will become part of the matrix for a better business environment in the Asia Pacific and the international risk community. For more information and to book go to: http://rmiaconference.com.au Media Enquiries: Candice Meisels candice@candicepr.com Part-time trend in jobs continues while youth unemployment remain high 2016-09-23T01:46:21Z part-time-trend-in-jobs-continues-while-youth-unemployment-remain-high The Labour Force figures released last week show unemployment rate has fallen to 5.6 per cent in August 2016, while participation rate decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 64.7 per cent.  This was despite the Bureau of Statistics estimating the loss of 3,900 jobs last month.Since May 2016, the seasonally adjusted underemployment rate has increased by 0.3 percentage points to 8.7 per cent. Program Manager of ABS Labour and Income Branch, Jacqui Jones, said the trend figures show continued strength in part-time employment growth, with the majority coming from increasing male part-time employment. Since December 2015, there are now around 105,300 more persons working part-time, compared with a 21,500 decrease in those working full-time. ABC News reported this rise in part-time work is also showing through in the underemployment rate, with a 0.3 percentage point rise to 8.7 per cent of the workforce who would like more hours of work than they are currently performing. The trend monthly hours worked increased by 1.7 million hours (0.1 per cent), although it remained below the high in December 2015, reflecting the shift in full-time and part-time employment. Capital Economics has estimated that the Census may still have boosted the employment numbers by around 10,000, meaning the fall in jobs was quite a bit bigger than it looked. BUSY At Work CEO Paul Miles noted his concerns about the drop in the number of full time employment. “While the overall unemployment rate has fallen slightly we should not lose sight of the overall trend in the growth in part-time employment. “As a strong advocate for apprenticeships and traineeships I appeal to employers and industry leaders to support the Australian Apprenticeship model. “Through employing apprentices and trainees, they recieve on the job skills and passed down knowledge which brings longevity in the careers for our youth and therefore helps to secure a robust economy for our future,” Mr Miles said. With over 600 apprenticeships and traineeships available, BUSY is there to provide support for both the employer and the apprentice throughout the life of the apprenticeship or traineeship. The Australian Government also provide support through incentives and funding for eligible employers and apprentices.  For further information call 13 BUSY (12 28 79) or visit www.busyatwork.com.au end Source: http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/6202.0 More details are in the August 2016 issue of Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6202.0). In addition, further information, including regional labour market information, can be found in the upcoming August 2016 issue of Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery (cat. no. 6291.0.55.001), due for release on 22 September 2016.Labour Force, Australia, Detailed, Quarterly (cat. no. 6291.0.55.003), which includes employment by industry, is also due for release on 22 September. These publications are available for free download (after release) from the ABS website: http://www.abs.gov.au http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-15/unemployment-data-abs-august-2016/7847432 http://bilbo.economicoutlook.net/blog/?p=34421 Marley transitions his way into a full time job with support from BUSY At Work 2016-09-23T01:43:48Z marley-transitions-his-way-into-a-full-time-job-with-support-from-busy-at-work Last year 16 year old Marley Korperu had an uncertain future and was struggling to fit in at school. With little job prospects on the horizon Marley was unsure about how to make the next step towards finding a job. Earlier this year Marley participated in the Transition to Work Service at Hervey Bay through BUSY At Work. The service is an Australian Government initiative which provides intensive, pre-employment support to improve the work readiness of young people and help them secure work (including apprenticeships and traineeships) or education. As a Transition to Work Provider, BUSY At Work deliver high quality services to employers to ensure young people meet their needs and are supported while settling into a job. BUSY At Work Employment Consultant, Rachael Brynard said Marley came to the Transition to Work Service after earlier completing the Transition 2 Success Program through the partnership BUSY At Work has with the Youth Justice Department. “We are proud that Marley is the first young person to obtain employment through this program. Marley was able to showcase to local employers the skills he learnt whilst completing a Certificate II in Infrastructure and Resources.” Wayne Banks, the owner of Banksies Concreting in Hervey Bay saw the potential in Marley and Marley was able to commence employment as a Trainee in Concreting on 8 August 2016. “Marley has shown great pride in his work and with the support of his family, the staff at Youth Justice and the BUSY At Work team Marley’s confidence has improved and he is making great progress on the job as well as learning the skills, attitudes and behaviours expected by employers. We are extremely proud of the achievements he has made over the past few months,” Ms Brynard said. Since joining Banksies Concreting, Marley has been kept busy learning how to prepare boxing and formwork as well as how to mix, lay and finish concrete for building and construction work. Wayne said Marley had performed very well during the initial stages of his traineeship. “Marley is always energetic and keen to have a go. I am confident in his ability and believe he has all the attributes to do well in this industry,” Mr Banks said.      Marley said he was thankful for the support he had received from BUSY At Work. “BUSY At Work has helped me in making a resume and learning about what employer’s looked for in new employees. They have also assisted me with transport to work as well as helping me get my White Construction Card and First Aid Certificate,” said Marley.  Marley said his family was very excited to see him doing well as he was the first person in his family to secure work and complete a qualification. BUSY At Work CEO Paul Miles, said it was pleasing to see local employers going the extra mile to give unemployed youth a chance. “With the support of the Transition to Work Service we can help young people who are early school leavers overcome challenges and set them on a career pathway for the future.” “Banksies Concreting have set an example for other employers in demonstrating how you can make a difference in a young person’s life.” “By putting in a little extra effort and providing the right training and assistance, we can provide opportunities for young people who might otherwise not see a future,” Mr Miles said. To participate in Transition to Work a young person must be aged between 15-21 and be an Australian citizen. Wage subsidies of up to $6,500 are paid to employers over 12 months to help with hiring and training costs for eligible young people. For further details about the service please contact BUSY At Work Employment Consultant, Rachael Brynard on 13 28 79. end BUSY a proud partner of The JobShow Sunshine Coast 2016-09-23T01:40:29Z busy-a-proud-partner-of-the-jobshow-sunshine-coast BUSY At Work is once again proudly partnering with The JobShow to be held on 19 October at the TAFE Qld East Coast, Mooloolaba Campus. Presented by the Sunshine Coast Council, The JobShow is the largest one-stop shop of current and upcoming job vacancies on the Sunshine Coast and brings together hundreds of available jobs from across the region in the one place, at the one time on the one day. BUSY At Work AASN Team Leader, Sunshine Coast/Gympie, Sharon Hollis said BUSY was proud to be a silver sponsor of the event which combines a whole range of industries including retail, hospitality, health, professional services, management, tourism and IT. “The JobShow attracts a very large mix of job seekers and employers and makes it easier for businesses to find the right staff.” “The event allows job seekers to connect directly to employers and breaks down the ‘who you know factor’ so that socially isolated and disadvantaged people can break into the hidden job market. This includes unemployed people and those looking for a new job or a better job,” Ms Hollis said. The JobShow Director Kris McCue said this year’s event was all about building on the success of last year’s campaign. “Last year over 170 people were able to get a job as a result of The JobShow. In this year’s campaign there will be jobs available during the next 5 weeks leading up to the event as well as on the day.” “The JobShow is all about local employers and the community coming together. We have a lot of Sunshine Coast employers as well as registered training organisations and group training companies on board,” Mr McCue said. Kris said a new feature at this year’s event was the Start Up Zone for businesses that provided B2B services. “The Start Up Zone is about providing services and assistance for entrepreneurs and people who have, or are wanting to start their own business. Training providers will also have a Skills Zone which will help connect people with opportunities to get new skills that directly relate to available job opportunities,” Mr McCue added. It is expected more than 65 local businesses will be involved in The JobShow including BUSY At Work, Youi, Stellar, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Services, Gourmet Gardens and East Coast Apprenticeships.  Business registrations are now open for local employers who want to exhibit at the event or list jobs during the campaign. The JobShow will match registered candidates to available jobs and provide businesses with a shortlist of potentially suitable candidates. BUSY At Work CEO, Paul Miles said BUSY was delighted to be a major sponsor of The JobShow. “BUSY At Work acknowledges the important contribution that events like this have in bringing local employees and the community together to address the issue of unemployment.” “It’s a great way to support local economic development and job creation strategies as well as generate a sense of positivity and optimism in the community,” Mr Miles said.   Registrations are now open for anyone that wants a job, a new job, a different job or a better job at www. thejobshow.com.au  End    AUSTRALIAN BEEF PRODUCER, JACK'S CREEK RETAINS THE WORLD'S BEST STEAK TITLE 2016-09-22T23:56:49Z australian-beef-producer-jack-s-creek-retains-the-world-s-best-steak-title The competition was tougher than ever with 17 countries and 83 of the world’s top beef producers entering the competition Held in London last night in a bid to win the title. The Jack's Creek winning steak came from a Wagyu F2+ 75% aged for 30 months and grain fed with judges noting it won on it's all round top quality. Patrick Warmoll, managing director of Jack's creek said of the win, “We spent considerable time selecting the entry and this win confirms that we’re the best in the world again. Winning last year was one of the biggest things to happen to us and our brand awareness rocketed and it’s been great for business. This is as much a win for Australia as it is for us.” He also added. “We will be going for the hat trick next year!” Chair of judges and butcher Keith Boxley said, “Every gold medal winner was worthy of winning the top prize but the overall winner was outstanding. It scored highly on appearance, quality, taste and tenderness.” He also added, “People are getting more selective about the meat they eat and they want something more prepared. As a butcher judging this competition, I'm looking for something that looks and tastes nice that has no gristle.” Jack’s Creeks’ award winning beef can be found in many of Australia’s top restaurants including, ARIA, black by EZARD, Catalina, LuMi Bar and Dining and many more. ARIA restaurant Head Chef Ben Turner commented that, “Jack’s Creek beef is always a consistent and tasty product” and Catalina’s Executive Chef, Mark Axisa, commented: "Jack's Creek beef is of the highest quality and the fullest flavour. It is a pleasure having the Jack's Creek dry-aged ribeye on my menu; it just flies out the door!" Jack’s Creeks’ 150+ days Grain Fed 100% black angus also won the Silver award. For more information on Jack’s Creek, interviews with Patrick Warmoll and images, please contact Annabel Carroll at Polkadot PR 02 9281 4190 / annabel@polkadotpr.com.au About Jack’s Creek Jack’s Creek is still regarded as a relative newcomer in the world of specialist beef after launching in 2000. However, in 1947 the Warmoll Family began farming in Breeza and the company’s links to fine food dates back to 1852, when the Warmoll Family emigrated from Ireland before opening butcher’s shops in the Victorian and NSW gold fields. The company is family run by co-founders and brothers, Philip and David Warmoll and sons Patrick Warmoll, MD and Robert Warmoll. Jack’s Creek is at the forefront of Australian premium beef production – processing and marketing grain fed Wagyu and Black Angus, which it ships to more than 20 destinations around the world including Japan, Saudi Arabia, China and the Germany. Nissan Patrol ZD30 Di & CRD X11 Turbocharger Upgrade Options. 2016-09-22T07:49:58Z nissan-patrol-zd30-di-amp-crd-x11-turbocharger-upgrade-options X11 Turbocharger Upgrade and Options. The AXT X11 Series Turbochargers have quickly become the industry standard for replacement turbochargers due to the economic advantages of utilising the improved durability and reliability derived from the AXT X11 Program. Additionally, the performance improvement potential offered, allows the installer far greater options and diversity, than from simply sticking to an OEM turbo. Exactly what is an X11 turbocharger? The X11 Series turbochargers are the product of the AXT X11 program, which was initially tasked to identify and improve the longevity of OEM type turbochargers, with known limited lifespans. Within a short period of time a couple of very obvious issues were apparent, however with further investigation, it became clear that these “OEM issues” were actually specifically part of the design and manufacture process. They are not what could be called at design fault and infact, have been very cleverly engineered. When an OEM is called to produce a turbocharger, they will be looking at designing the best solution to suit the client’s specific application. This will include engine operation, performance, emissions compliance and of course, cost of manufacture being a very critical factor in consideration for the multinational corporate customer. However, they are not considering older engines outside of warranty periods, or performance improvement. In some cases, the turbocharger has been specially designed to actually become a relatively low km service item, requiring scheduled replacement to ensure emissions compliance. This provides the OEM and vehicle producer and additional revenue stream later on, while providing them an opportunity to try to legislate in a monopoly based on EPA type approvals etc. ( Some OEMs are already pushing this, even though it’s not officially recognised ) What this means for you is that the standard OEM turbo, while optimal for a brand new factory tuned engine, will rarely actually still be suitable on either an older engine with wear and tear, or on any performance application, it will be operating completely outside of the initial design parameters. Specifically, for the ZD30 engine, Garrett make an awesome turbo, matched spot-on to Nissan’s original specification, however as most of the industry knows, the ZD30 does respond very well to the aftermarket NADS kits, to aid the engine longevity. The actual need for the NADS kits shows how the wear and tear on these engines effects the driveability and reliability. To compensate for these problems, the AXT X11 Series Turbochargers are designed to handle a reduction of oil supply pressure and volume ( can handle 25% less than OEM minimum specification ) as well as handling much higher carbon contamination, in both lubricant and exhaust gases ( commonly triggered from blocking the EGR system ). Over-boosting is a very common issue with the ZD’s and is also rectified using the AXT X11 series Turbochargers. Due to the various installations and power/torque levels that many people offer, the X11 series has been designed to take advantage of the additional durability by also offering improved spool rates and volumetric flow of up to 50%. For boost control, our standard X11 units retain the same system as OEM, so the turbo can be simply used as a direct replacement, however we have a full complimentary range of options, such as manual high pressure boost driven actuators, to truly take advantage of the potential performance benefits.   Xplore Completes MobileIron Self Testing Program for XSLATE D10 Fully Rugged Tablet, Android™ MDM Compatibility 2016-09-22T05:49:50Z xplore-completes-mobileiron-self-testing-program-for-xslate-d10-fully-rugged-tablet-android-mdm-compatibility SYDNEY, Australia, Sept. 22, 2016 -- Xplore Technologies Corp. (XPLR) today announced that it has successfully completed the MobileIron Android™ Self Testing Program with its XSLATE D10 fully rugged tablet PC. The program is designed for manufacturers to verify whether their devices support the Google standard APIs, which are used by MobileIron (MOBL) to enable enterprise features such as password policies, encryption, and certificate management. The Android™ platform has quickly established itself as a dominant mobile operating system for consumers, and strong adoption in enterprise accounts is driving the need for a reliable and scalable EMM solution.   Companies around the world are leveraging MobileIron to address device security as part of their Android deployments. Through the self-testing program, Xplore has demonstrated that its XSLATE D10 fully rugged tablet PC is capable of supporting Android for Work in MobileIron’s mobile device management (MDM) environment. This enables Xplore’s customers’ IT teams to easily deploy, configure, secure, and upgrade all of their mobile IT assets, including the XSLATE D10 Android tablet, using the MobileIron enterprise mobility management (EMM) platform. In addition to maintaining control over device settings and policies, customers who choose the XSLATE D10 will be able provide secure containers, conduct application deployments and manage network security through MobileIron. This will ensure that only enterprise-authorized applications are granted access to the corporate infrastructure. It will also aid in keeping other user applications separated and even blocked from interaction with corporate infrastructure. “Xplore’s goal is to provide an easily managed enterprise mobility experience for our customers, whether they’re using a few Xplore rugged tablets to support small municipality workflows or deploying thousands of Xplore rugged tablets to drive complex global operations. Our partnership with MobileIron further augments the Xplore brand promise of delivering secure, rugged, reliable – and now fully managed – mobility solutions for a multitude of enterprise environments, including field service and manufacturing,” commented Bryan Bell, VP, Engineering, Xplore. “Our customers rely on us to secure data wherever it lives, across a range of devices and operating systems,” said John Morgan, Vice President, Product and Ecosystem, MobileIron. “Xplore has successfully completed our Self Testing Program for Android compatibility which proves that Xplore hardware works with MobileIron’s EMM solution.” Disclaimer Self reporting compatibility is based on information self-reported by Android phone manufacturers that have conducted compatibility tests with MobileIron products or services.  MobileIron does not guarantee or warranty that the following devices will be compatible with MobileIron products or services.  Customers should also be aware that while a device may be compatible with one version of MobileIron products or service, that device may not be compatible with previous or future versions of the same MobileIron product or service. About MobileIron MobileIron provides the secure foundation for companies around the world to transform into Mobile First organizations. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.