The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-06-04T01:09:12Z Skilling Queenslanders for Work 2021-06-04T01:09:12Z skilling-queenslanders-for-work Many Queensland job seekers have now found work and are skilled up for industries that are hiring, thanks to a range of Skilling Queenslanders for Work courses! Funded by the Queensland Government and delivered through BUSY At Work, the courses are made possible by partnering with community host employers and Registered Training Organisations in the Brisbane region. To celebrate the success of the varied courses delivered which included Barbering & Hairdressing, Hospitality & Tourism, Retail and Construction; this week BUSY At Work hosted a graduation ceremony for the participants who received their achievement certificates, and a morning tea to thank all those involved. Paul Miles, Managing Director at BUSY At Work presented the certificates to participants at the ceremony and stated “The Skilling Queenslanders for Work program has proven to be a huge success for job seekers needing to gain valuable skills, work experience and connections to local employers. Without our host employers the program wouldn’t be so successful and BUSY At Work would like to thank those involved and the participants here today who were also committed enough to finish their course.” Paul Miles, Managing Director at BUSY At Work stated. While some participants couldn’t attend because they were now working with local employers, in attendance were approximately 40 course participants, as well as representatives from the host employers, referring community organisations, RTOs and Julie Clarke from the Queensland State Government Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT). Supported by host employers who provided the work experience premises, including Pullman Hotels, RSPCA Queensland, QML, Avalon Hotels, Arise Hotels and Hilton Hotels, and the RTOs who delivered the training during the course, participants are now equipped with valuable vocational skills and industry contacts that can assist them to move forward into work and further qualifications through apprenticeships or traineeships. Dakiota Bond who participated in the BUSY in Construction course said “The teachers were really cool and I learnt a lot, especially about power tools. BUSY At Work are now helping me to get work in the construction industry – hopefully I can gain an apprenticeship through this!” Avalon Burrows participated in the Hairdressing & Barbering course and recently completed a work trial in Brisbane. “My fingers are crossed, the work trial went really well. I really loved the course, it is helping me to get into a hairdressing apprenticeship, something I’ve always wanted to do. I want to specialise as a colourist. Everyone at BUSY At Work was wonderfully supportive”. For more information regarding Skilling Queenslanders for Work courses, including upcoming courses for 2021, visit BUSY At Work or call 13 28 78 or email busy@busyatwork.com.au Mums Reveal Top 10 Baby Stores in 2021 2021-05-18T00:52:19Z mums-reveal-top-10-baby-stores-in-2021 We’re regularly approached by baby brands here and across the globe, that are launching into the Australian market place for the first time, or baby brands that are already well established in retail, who come to Mumpower with similar unknowns. These baby brands often ask us: Where do Mums go to shop for baby goods? How satisfied are Mums with their retail shopping experience? What can brands and retailers do together to motivate Mums to shop more often? All fantastic questions. Mumpower reached out to our vast network of Aussie Mum Shoppers to clarify the unknowns for brands in this space. Check out the following insights to learn more about Mums buying behaviour for baby goods (excluding FMCG), and prepare to boost your in store presence and retail partnerships. The top 10 type of Baby Stores (ex FMCG) Mums are buying from: In order of priority, these are the retailers Mums are buying baby goods from: In store – pharmacy (i.e Chemist Warehouse, independent pharmacies) In store – department store (i.e. Big W, Target, Myer, David Jones, Kmart, etc) In store – Baby Bunting Online – department store (i.e. Big W, Target, Myer, David Jones, Kmart, etc) Online – Baby Bunting Online – pharmacy (i.e Chemist Warehouse, independent pharmacies) Online – direct from the brand Other online shopping stores (i.e Amazon, Ebay, Kogan, etc) In store – Other stores (not listed) specialising in baby/childrens products Online – Other stores (not listed) specialising in baby/childrens products What does this mean to brands? It is important for brands to stock ranges in both online and offline retailers. In-store retail destinations continue to be a popular destination for Mums. It provides the opportunity to touch, feel, try products and compare items in person. Top 3 retailers offering the best shopping experience Baby Bunting Department stores (i.e. Big W, Target, Myer, David Jones, Kmart, etc) Pharmacies (i.e Chemist Warehouse, independent pharmacies) What does this mean to brands? The better the shopping experience, the greater the likelihood mums will return or recommend to others. There is opportunity for both brands and retailers to review the entire buying experience and brand touch points and review what role can your brand play in improving her in store shopping experience. 8 ways retailers and brands elevate Mums buying experience, as told by Mums: Competitive pricing Excellent brand ranging Product availability Be Convenient Enhanced in store shopping experience Enhanced online shopping experience Superior customer service Knowledgeable staff What does this mean to brands? This is what Mums are seeking from her buying experience.  Some of the ways brands can demonstrate how they deliver across these factors is by: clearly communicate the value or added value of the offering (via communication strategy, reviews, website presence, branding, signage), use intuitive technology online to personalise her experience and promote other ‘like’ products or brands that suit, improve staff training and ensure the in store experience is easy – and enjoyable- to navigate. 6 strategies to attract more Mums in store As part of this Mumpower research initiative, Mums were encouraged to nominate and rate activities that would motivate her to shop more often. The most popular responses, in order of demand include: Educational experiences Demo days with brands VIP special event In store local mums group catch ups Expert speakers Meet and greet with influencers What does this mean to brands? Mums are hungry for information and very eager to engage with brands on site. Mum shoppers need to feel confident in her buying decision and will actively seek this information.  Therefore, this is an opportunity for brands to review the value-add in store experiences your brand can drive in unison with the retailers, i.e. hosting educational experiences such as child safety sessions, baby bonding ideas, breastfeeding support and more, will enable the customer to learn something of direct interest to her needs, interact with others and experience first hand how a brand will fit into her life. Understanding where Mums choose to shop is one part of Mums buying journey . Beyond this, there are many other insights that will continue to support brand growth. Such as: understanding the competitive landscape, assessing how Mums perceive your brand, and what advertising mediums have the greatest influence on her decision to buy. Here is an example of how further Market Research will boost your success exponentially.  Brands that gain insight into her total buying experience are best placed to drive growth further. -end- Birch Tech Services Include Antenna Installation, Internet, Satellite and Wi-Fi 2021-05-17T04:11:59Z birch-tech-services-include-antenna-installation-internet-satellite-and-wi-fi People have come to associate telecommunications exclusively with Internet services, but it encompasses far more than that. Birch Tech is a telecommunication company that provides National Broadband Network (NBN), but it also installs traditional-style antennas that enable residents to receive digital signals for free TV. Free no-obligation quotes are available for all work. As a full spectrum telecommunication company, Birch Tech can troubleshoot, maintain and repair problems with outdoor antennas, satellite and NBN systems, and address issues that interrupt TV, phone and Internet reception. The technicians are skilled in security and CCTV systems and provide boosters to enhance reception. Data points are installed, along with wall-mounted TVs. “Antenna installers near me” is a popular Internet search term and Birch Tech is one of the most often selected telecommunication companies due to its extensive roster of services and broad area of expertise. A substantial number of residents continue to use an outdoor antenna to view free TV. Even those that have cable or satellite platforms may discover they need the assistance of an antennae as a backup method in the event that service goes down. While many people have embraced NBN services wholeheartedly, there are still a substantial number of individuals that are confused, undecided, or don’t understand NBN services. With Birch Tech there’s no need to worry. The NBN cabling contractors handle all of the installation and setup tasks to ensure optimal reception and service that’s ready to use immediately. All Birch Tech NBN technicians have undergone the highly specialized training required and are registered through the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). They’re able to test and install equipment, provide upgrades, boost Wi-Fi service, and align all types of antennas properly. The experts are available 24/7 and ensure each antenna is installed securely. Birch Tech has earned a sterling reputation among clients for its quick response, attention to detail, and multitude of services. All work is performed to the highest legislative standards. Employees are police checked and have years of practical experience to draw upon to ensure every task is performed to exacting specifications, enabling clients to enjoy TV, Internet and wireless services to the fullest. About Birch Tech Birch Tech provides top-quality telecommunications services to homes and businesses located in and around Sydney District. The company is an ASIAL member, a Gold Member of Australian Security Industry Association Limited, and ACRS Master Cabler. Birch Tech seeks to create long-term relationships with every client. Media Contact Birch Tech 4/94 Byrant Street Padstow NSW 2211 Australia Website: https://birchtech.com.au AAA City Removalist Recently Moved Karl Stefanovic & His Family into Their New Home in Sydney 2021-05-14T05:22:32Z aaa-city-removalist-recently-moved-karl-stefanovic-amp-his-family-into-their-new-home-in-sydney AAA City Removalist was hired by Karl Stefanovic, Australia’s favourite television personality. The TV presenter and his wife Jasmine have engaged the services of AAA City Removalist for the second time in 12 months, this time moving into their own property. We were humbled and honoured to have been the removalist company chosen to safely pack and transport their precious belongings.  Karl Stefanovic is one of the most popular television presenters and journalists in Australia. As a co-host of Nine Network's breakfast program Today, Karl has entertained, informed and engaged with us on a daily basis with interesting news stories from Australia and around the world. Having won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality and the Silver Logie for Most Popular Presenter in the past, he’s become something of a global sensation over the years. It’s not an exaggeration to say that people from all over the world love this man’s quintessential Aussie humour. The millions of views on YouTube for his clips from the Today show are proof enough of that.   The AAA Difference So, what did AAA do differently when hired to move a celebrity like Karl Stefanovic? Nothing at all! As one of the Best Removalists in Sydney, we always bring our AAA-game, whether our client is a celebrity or not. Our goal is to provide the same level of care to all our clients without exception. We go the extra mile for all our customers, providing them with an unparalleled experience in moving homes, units and offices. After all, with each job we take on we put our reputation on the line. This means we need to work hard to ensure the customer gets to experience the AAA difference for their move, making it a memorable experience for them.  Our Expertise Enhances Your Moving Experience  Karl is not the first celebrity we’ve moved and will definitely not be our last. So, what’s the secret to our success? It’s simple, really. People see the value in hiring an Experienced Removalist like us. After all, you can’t get an average rating of 4.6 stars on Google reviews, Product Review, Facebook and Trust Pilot unless you consistently deliver quality and live up to your customers’ expectations. We understand that it’s not easy for you to trust someone else to handle your valuables with care. We want your experience with us to be positive in every sense of the word. Since 2005, we’ve perfected the art of moving, having carried out thousands of residential, commercial, interstate and country relocations.  We Take the Stress Out of Your Move Just the thought of packing up their entire lives and moving to a new home is enough to stress out most people. Moving has long been touted to be one of the most stressful events of one’s life, and with good reason. It can be overwhelming to figure out how to pack everything you own into boxes and move it all without incident into your new home. At AAA City Removalist, we wanted to take moving from being a stressful event to an exciting event for you. Thanks to our team of efficient staff, fleet of well-maintained trucks and services such as free moving boxes, free utilities changeover, transit and public liability insurance and more, we’ve successfully made relocation a pleasant affair.  Are You Planning to Move?  Say ‘No’ to stress and ‘Yes’ to a smooth and hassle-free move. Contact AAA City Removalist today for a free quote for your relocation. Call us on 02 97371111 Sydney Electrical Services Offers Affordable, Energy-Saving Strata Management 2021-05-13T11:32:43Z sydney-electrical-services-offers-affordable-energy-saving-strata-management Experience and expertise, combined with an elevated level of professionalism, are the hallmarks of Sydney Electrical Service. When selecting an electrical contractor for strata management, it’s essential that the company is familiar and experienced with advanced systems to ensure superior quality whether they’re required to upgrade a security system or install a charging system for environmentally friendly electric cars. The electrician Bondi is a full-service strata management provider with Level 2 expertise and 24/7 emergency services. The company provides lighting installation and repairs of interior and exterior lighting for the illumination individuals need for safety. Energy-efficient LED lighting is used for every installation to save clients’ money. As a strata management contractor, the electrician Inner West provides testing, installation and repair of a wide range of electrical appliances, along with smoke detectors, alarms and security systems. The company performs preventative maintenance to avoid problems before they arise. Switchbox upgrades and safety switch installation are an integral part of the services offered, as more electrical devices enter into use and the demand for power is greater. Electrical safety standards continue to evolve and change. Upgrading of structural wiring is essential to accommodate the increased demands that are placed on electrical systems in the modern world. An electrician near me is cognizant of all safety regulations and industry standards. Sydney Electrical Service performs energy audits and reports to help clients improve electrical performance and efficiency for overall savings. The experts at Sydney Electrical Service are premiere providers of strata management with extensive experience in acting as a liaison with landlords and tenants. The company provides 24/7 emergency services, is fully licensed and insured, and guarantees workmanship on all services. Clients have peace of mind knowing that the Level 2 electrical specialist are qualified to work on contestable projects and is accredited by the NSW Department of Planning. Media Contact Sydney Electric Service Phone: 0433 462 902 Chifley Tower, Level 29/2 Chifley Square Sydney NSW 2000 Australia Website: https://sydneyelectricalservice.com.au Blocked Drains Perth are no Problem for the Team at Element Plumbing & Gas 2021-05-13T11:22:03Z blocked-drains-perth-are-no-problem-for-the-team-at-element-plumbing-amp-gas Blocked drains are one of the most common problems addressed by the team at Element Plumbing & Gas. Owned by Brad Deutscher, the company’s team is experienced in alleviating and repairing blocked drains due to a wide range of causes. Some plumbing problems can be fixed by replacing a broken pipe, fitting, or faucet. Other plumbing situations require unique or innovative solutions, particularly for renovations or new construction projects. Element Plumbing & Gas always remedies plumbing problems in the most non-invasive manner possible. The plumbing contractors Perth provides services for drainage in all its many forms. The company’s highly-trained team works on sewers and stormwater systems, blocked drains, sewer conversions, and performs maintenance services to prevent problems before they occur. The company’s clientele includes residential, commercial, industrial and governmental entities. A blocked sewer drain represents a health hazard. As a drain plumber Perth, the company utilises a CCTV camera to inspect the drain, thereby eliminating unnecessary and invasive techniques. The exact location of a problem is ascertained with pinpoint accuracy so it can be quickly repaired. Blocked drains Perth often demonstrate symptoms long before they become a critical problem. Impediments to drainage typically happen slowly and subtly over time so they go unnoticed. They also have the potential to cause considerable damage to structures and make people ill if situations aren’t attended to promptly. The drain maintenance services offered by Element Plumbing & Gas is a cost-effective way to identify areas of potential problems and put solutions in place before a critical need arises. The company charges no call-out fees, offers competitive pricing on all work, and provides free no-obligation quotes. Small jobs can usually be quoted over the phone. Backed by the Master Plumbers Association, Element Plumbing & Gas is fully licensed and insured. The company’s highly-qualified team provides solutions for situations ranging from pipe leaks and breakages and hot water systems to sewer system installations and overflows. The company offers discounts for Senior Card holders and concierge services are available.   About Element Plumbing & Gas Element Plumbing & Gas is focused on providing high-quality work, keeping prices down, building lifelong relationships, and creating trust among clients and tradesmen. The founder has 15 years of experience in the business, having traveled the world and worked abroad in different professional pursuits. Connect with the company on Facebook and LinkedIn.   Media Contact Element Plumbing & Gas Brad Deutscher – Owner Phone: +61439 099 048 Email: brad@elementplumbing.com.au 3 Moira Lane, Scarborough Perth, Western Australia 6019 Website: www.elementplumbing.com.au CWA of NSW welcomes government support for mice plague but warns crisis far from over 2021-05-13T04:14:15Z cwa-of-nsw-welcomes-government-support-for-mice-plague-but-warns-crisis-far-from-over Hi , The Country Women's Association (CWA) of NSW has welcomed the acknowledgement by the NSW Government of the mice plague in western NSW with a $50 million support package for affected farmers and communities. “We were hopeful after our meeting with the Agriculture Minister on Monday that they would respond to our calls, and those of the NSW Farmers’ Association, for urgent action on this crisis, and the measures they have announced today do address some of the issues around the high costs to farmers in trying to control the mice in and around their properties, and to small businesses and households in affected towns,” said CWA of NSW CEO Danica Leys. She said the financial and health implications for rural and regional communities was enormous and they were now hopeful the Government would continue to monitor the crisis and introduce further measures as the need arose, with the association and NSW Farmers continuing their advocacy on behalf of these communities. A media release on the issue is attached and below, along with an image of Danica Leys. For further information or interview requests, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Kind regards, Kylie Galbraith Seftons Tamworth NSW 2340 Ph. 0411 480 208 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MEDIA RELEASE CWA of NSW welcomes government support for mice plague but warns crisis far from over As the devastating mice plague continues to ravage large areas of western NSW, the Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW has welcomed the assistance package announced by the NSW Government this morning. The NSW Government has announced a $50 million support package, which includes free of charge grain treatment for farmers and rebates for small businesses and households. CWA of NSW CEO Danica Leys said it was good news for affected farmers and communities, who have been dealing with the financial and health impacts of the catastrophe for more than six months, and hoped the NSW Government would continue to monitor what was an evolving situation. “We were hopeful after our meeting with the Agriculture Minister on Monday that they would respond to our calls, and those of the NSW Farmers’ Association, for urgent action on this crisis, and the measures they have announced today do address some of the issues around the high costs to farmers in trying to control the mice in and around their properties, and to small businesses and households in affected towns,” she said. “After enduring drought, fires and COVID-19, these areas now have a plague to contend with and they’ve been doing it on their own for months. Along with crop, fodder and machinery losses, town businesses have had suffered stock losses and damage, and then they have to deal with the mice invading their homes and impacting their health, both physical and mental. “This assistance package will provide some relief, and lets these communities know that the NSW Government have acknowledged their plight. We are now hopeful the Government will continue to monitor the crisis and be able to act with further measures as the need arises, and our association and NSW Farmers will continue our advocacy on behalf of these communities for as long as it takes.” NSW Farmers’ Association President James Jackson said the acknowledgement by the NSW Government of the enormous impact of the plague on rural and regional NSW communities was welcome, with costs of baiting running into the millions of dollars. “A recent survey we did on this issue emphasised just how much stress this has been placing on farmers and other small businesses as they try to control the mice and the damage they’re doing, so the assistance announced by the NSW Government today is welcome,” he said. “We look forward to further discussions with the Agriculture Minister on these measures and how they’re going to be implemented, but a timely and efficient rollout is essential, especially with winter planting now underway.” Russell Hobbs and Mumpower cook up a storm with new partnership 2021-05-12T03:55:13Z russell-hobbs-and-mumpower-cook-up-a-storm-with-new-partnership Australia’s leading agency shaping brands that speak to mums, Mumpower has been appointed by Russell Hobbs to fuel mum to mum advocacy and increase brand awareness for new and existing products, via a long term Influencer Marketing program. With Mumpower Shopper insights revealing 9 in 10 mums research products online before they purchase and that the ‘home’ category will continue to be well supported by Mums this year, this is a timely and complimentary partnership. For over 65 years, Russell Hobbs has delivered simple, thoughtfully engineered products and innovations that make it easier to enjoy life and to spend time with family and friends.  To strengthen this message, Mumpower has begun collaborations with dozens of Australia’s most loved and trusted Mum influencers who will welcome Russell Hobbs into their home and create and share everyday family moments that make their home a haven. Mumpower CEO, Christie Nicholas says, “Mumpower is thrilled to introduce Russell Hobbs to millions of Mum Shoppers, via our vast network of Mum Influencers and we are motivated with the response so far. Mums are already raving about the high quality products bringing their families together and inspiring a continued love for their home.” Within weeks of commencing the campaign, 16 well aligned micro influencers produced almost 100 pieces of engaging content, with more to come. Russell Hobbs Brand and Communications Manager of Home Appliance, Dean Hammerton says, “The influencers truly relate to the brand and know what matters to their readers.  Their content is fantastic and resonating with our customers”. One collaborator told Mumpower, “I knew Russell Hobbs had a good reputation and after collaborating with them, I know first-hand why.” Ultimately, Mumpower is committed to keeping Russell Hobbs firmly top of mind with Mum Shoppers Australia wide and empowering them to make informed buying decisions. -end- CWA of NSW supports call to end ‘zombie’ mining licences 2021-05-07T00:00:25Z cwa-of-nsw-supports-call-to-end-zombie-mining-licences Hi , The Country Women's Association (CWA) of NSW is supporting a legislative push to extinguish ‘zombie’ Petroleum Exploration Licences (PELS) covering valuable NSW, agreeing it’s time to end the uncertainty for affected communities. It comes as the NSW Upper House prepares to consider legislation introduced by Independent NSW MLC Justin Field to extinguish 'zombie' or expired PELs, in response to concerns of a return to widespread Coal Seam Gas exploration in the NSW North West region. “Communities in these affected areas have lived with the uncertainty of what these PELs will mean for their futures for too long, and it’s time for confidence to be restored for the people who call these regions home and who rely on the land for their livelihoods," said Stephanie Stanhope, President of the CWA of NSW. The importance of protecting valuable agricultural, water and environmental assets was also discussed at this week's CWA of NSW state conference in Bega. Attached and below is a media release on the issue and for further information or media inquiries, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Kind regards, Kylie Galbraith Seftons Tamworth NSW 2340 Ph. 0411 480 208 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MEDIA RELEASE CWA of NSW supports call to end ‘zombie’ mining licences The call to extinguish ‘zombie’ Petroleum Exploration Licences (PELS) covering valuable agricultural land has the full support of the Country Women’s Association of NSW, which says it’s time to end the uncertainty for affected communities. It comes as the NSW Upper House prepares to consider legislation introduced by Independent NSW MLC Justin Field to extinguish 'zombie' or expired PELs, in response to concerns of a return to widespread Coal Seam Gas exploration in the NSW North West region. CWA of NSW President Stephanie Stanhope said the association recognised the importance of mining and gas projects to the state’s economy and energy needs, but they needed to proceed in locations that didn’t unduly impact NSW communities and other industries, like agriculture. “In the case of the 11 PELs in question, we believe they aren’t in appropriate areas and now these licences have expired, there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be extinguished,” Stephanie said. “Communities in these affected areas have lived with the uncertainty of what these PELs will mean for their futures for too long, and it’s time for confidence to be restored for the people who call these regions home and who rely on the land for their livelihoods. “It’s also time to secure the future of the valuable agricultural land covered by these expired PELs, as well as the irreplaceable water and environmental resources in these areas. They’re too valuable to be compromised by poor planning and questionable decision-making.” Stephanie said as well as the extinguishment of the expired PELs, there also needed to be a whole new process for considering and approving future mining exploration licences. “Just this week, members at our annual state conference endorsed a motion calling for the cessation of licences for ‘$2 companies’ that don’t have the financial capacity to undertake mineral exploration. This current process is failing communities and landholders, with a lack of regulatory oversight and the potential to inflict enormous emotional and financial stress on landholders,” she said. “It’s just another example of the urgent need to overhaul the entire process and replace it with one in which rural and regional communities can have trust and confidence. We’d like to see a bi-partisan approach to this review process as well, ensuring the protection of our agriculture industry now and into the future. “We only get one chance at this, because once our fragile and precious farming land, water resources and significant environmental assets are damaged, or even destroyed, there’s no coming back.” Medicinal cannabis for PBS, review of organ donation policies and greater protections for farmers endorsed by CWA of NSW 2021-05-06T01:07:16Z medicinal-cannabis-for-pbs-review-of-organ-donation-policies-and-greater-protections-for-farmers-endorsed-by-cwa-of-nsw Hi , The CWA of NSW 2021 state conference in Bega concludes this afternoon with members spending a busy week determining the future policy direction of the association, renewing friendships and enjoying all that the south coast of NSW has to offer. Attached is an update on the conference motions and the business discussed, along with an image of conference attendees at the historic Bega Showground. For further information or interview inquiries, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Kind regards, Kylie Galbraith Seftons Tamworth NSW 2340 Ph. 0411 480 208 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MEDIA RELEASE Medicinal cannabis for PBS, review of organ donation policies and greater protections for farmers endorsed by CWA of NSW The Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW is calling for prescribed medicinal cannabis to be added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and is advocating for greater protection for agricultural land through more consideration around the location of solar farms and the abolition of mining exploration licences to ‘$2 companies’. The issues are among dozens of motions being discussed and debated at this year’s CWA of NSW state conference in Bega this week, with successful motions to spearhead the association’s advocacy efforts over the next 12 months. Mental health service failures, immediate improvements to the aged care sector and ways to boost organ donation rates were also on the agenda. Successful motions include: That the CWA of NSW be to take active steps to increase the information available to all members, branches and groups to enable them to seek and promote opportunities for increased and meaningful understanding of, and engagement with, First Nations communities across the state (Keiraville branch) A call for immediate action with regard to the failure of aged care service delivery in NSW (Jerilderie branch) Advocacy around a review of organ and tissue donation policies with consideration of a soft opt-out policy in preference to an opt-in policy to assist in increasing the rate of organ and tissue donations (Pambula-Merimbula branch) Lobbying the NSW Government to provide sufficient face-to-face acute psychiatric services to all local health areas, especially those in rural and remote locations (Hillston branch); calling for a single co-ordinated mental health service information and referral resource in towns as part of the overall measures for suicide prevention (Kiama branch); and an urgency motion on lobbying the state and federal governments to provide additional funding, opportunities and incentives to enable training of more psychiatrists to provide acute face-to-face services in all local health areas (Urgency motion) Advocacy for a ‘just transition’ from coal and gas to low carbon-intensive industries to minimise employment impacts (Tambar Springs branch) Opposing the construction of large-scale solar plants on prime agricultural land to protect food and fibre productivity (Jindera branch) Lobbying the NSW Government to cease assessing $2 companies as able to satisfy the ‘financial capacity to undertake mineral exploration’ in NSW under the Mining Act 1992 (White Cliffs branch) Advocacy for the placement of prescribed cannabis medication on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (Cobargo branch) “There’s always a lot of different issues covered by the motions that come from our branches, and this year is no different,” said CWA of NSW President Stephanie Stanhope. “This diversity in our membership and the concerns of their communities ensure our association’s advocacy efforts reflect a broad cross-section of the NSW population and our policy platform is inclusive of a range of issues. “Improvements to health service delivery in rural and regional NSW communities have remained a strong focus this year, particularly around mental health support and suicide prevention measures. And our members have taken further steps this year in advocating for sensible government regulation around mining exploration on our prime agricultural land and approvals for the location of renewable energy projects. “Energy generation is of the highest importance to our state and communities, but whether it’s fossil fuel-generated or produced by renewable technologies, the regulation around it must be well-considered and sustainable for all,” Stephanie said. There was also unanimous support for the donation of $20,000 to the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) in response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and $10,000 to ACWW South Pacific to fund training initiatives in the region. Members also voted for ovarian cancer to be the focus of the CWA of NSW’s Health Research Fund Annual Project for 2021/22. Ends Eldo Care Explain Why PPE & Training are So Important 2021-05-04T01:01:27Z eldo-care-explain-why-ppe-amp-training-are-so-important Despite being at high risk of exposure to COVID-19, frontline healthcare professionals who were appropriately protected did not contract infection or develop protective immunity against the virus, and the good thing is that the pandemic has made us more aware than ever before of the importance of personal protective equipment in many areas of our life, including hospitals and our places of work.    As Eldo Care explain, personal protective equipment is special equipment you wear to create a barrier between you and germs. This barrier reduces the chance of touching, being exposed to, and spreading germs. Personal protective equipment, or PPE, protects its user against any physical harm or hazards that the workplace environment may present. It is important because it exists as a preventative measure for industries that are known to be more hazardous, like manufacturing and mining.    PPE used in healthcare includes gloves, aprons, long sleeved gowns, goggles, fluid-repellant surgical masks, face visors and respirator masks. The initial risk assessment of whether or not PPE is required is based on the level of risk of transmission to and from the patient.    Personal protective equipment (PPE) helps prevent the spread of germs in the hospital, and protects people and health care workers from infections. All hospital staff, patients, and visitors should use PPE when there will be contact with blood or other bodily fluids.  Wearing gloves protects your hands from germs and helps reduce the spread of germs.    You may need to use different types of PPE for different people. Your workplace has written instructions about when to wear PPE and what type to use, and you will need PPE when you care for people who are in isolation as well as other patients.    Eldo Care’s comprehensive range of products saves you time and money and enables you to buy from one supplier, so for more information on disposable sterile gloves and PE aprons please go to http://www.eldocare.com/ .  CircleSource closes talent gap between SMEs and big business 2021-04-28T22:51:08Z circlesource-closes-talent-gap-between-smes-and-big-business-1 Small and medium enterprises can now attract the best Australian specialists for outsourced expertise, thanks to a new online marketplace that connects businesses (buyers) to expert service providers (suppliers) within minutes.The CircleSource digital platform focuses on Australian specialists nationwide, to support Australian experts and Australian businesses; allowing both parties to communicate directly online and in-person offline.The platform’s interactive map even lets you search by location, streamlining your search to your local area – particularly useful for organisations looking to build their community.CircleSource is co-founded by Andrew Jarvis and Andrew Jackson, who built their decades-long careers in corporate HR, across numerous industry sectors; experiencing first-hand the need to engage external specialists at different stages throughout their journeys.Today, small businesses employing 0-19 staff make up 97.4% of all Australian businesses, and a whopping 62.8% of Aussie businesses are non-employing (sole traders). And as the number of independent contractors in the gig economy continues to grow rapidly, Jarvis says now is the time for SMEs to harness the full benefits of sourcing external specialists via a robust system. “We know that external specialists inject much-needed fresh thinking and expert skills into organisations. It can save costs and increase productivity.“But for too long, SMEs have been disadvantaged by the lack of resources and governance protocols to source the best people, relying heavily on personal networks and referrals or online search,” he said.CircleSource removes this disadvantage, giving SMEs easy access to competing on a level playing field as big business; by providing a sophisticated enterprise business management tool that cuts inefficiencies.“Everything from the job brief, listing and bidding to communication, proposal review and data reporting, can be managed on the one dashboard.”“Depending on how the individual business operates, there can be between 40%-70% cost savings in time and effort,” said Jarvis, who highlighted the fact that there is absolutely no cost to the buyer to use the platform. Suppliers only pay a one-off fee (which is capped) if they win a job. Buyers and suppliers want transparencyResearch, both academic and through CircleSource’s own market surveys, reveals that independent specialists want platforms that are truly transparent – no hidden costs such as fees for membership and lead generation; no barriers to buyer/supplier communication; and openness around how jobs get awarded.As Dr. Amy Wrzesniewski, Professor at Yale School of Management explains in an interview published in Deloitte Insights, it matters a lot that people feel they understand how it all works, especially in the business side of things – where the money goes, how jobs get assigned – and that they feel fairly treated. “At least right now, on a lot of these platforms, there is a sense of a lack of transparency or at worst, a sense of potentially being manipulated by the platform where gig workers feel the design is pushing them, but it’s for the benefit of the organisation, not the individual,” she said.Jarvis: “Exactly why we built CircleSource on our core values of transparency and trust. To move beyond a financial transaction marketplace, into an ecosystem where real connections, relationships and collaborations grow. To deliver great outcomes for all parties in terms of quality, time and cost.”For buyersSign up for free and start searching for all suppliers on the platform. There are no barriers to reading their full profiles.You can follow them or mark them as favourites until you are ready to engage them.Create your job, post to the open market or directly invite selected suppliers and communicate directly via live chat.You can also invite experts from outside of the platform to bid at the same time.Receive notifications each time there is an action on the job.It is 100% free for buyers. Suppliers will only pay a fee of 7.5% of the agreed value of the job, capped at a maximum of $1250 if their proposal is accepted. No job, no fee – if you do not win a job, you pay nothing.Once a job is completed, you can choose to recommend a supplier and leave a written endorsement. It is how suppliers trend in CircleSource and appear higher in searches.You can manage all jobs in one dashboard and build your network of inner-circle suppliers for future engagement.For suppliersSign up for free and start searching for all jobs on the platform. There is no lock-in contract to participate.Showcase your expertise for free, to attract leads from companies outside of your usual business networks.Communicate directly with buyers to ask questions, discuss details and share information. There are no barriers to communication.No job, no fee. There is no limit on how many jobs you can pitch for.Only pay a fee of 7.5% of the agreed value of the job, capped at a maximum of $1250, if your proposal is accepted. So, for example, if you win a $50,000 job, the capped CircleSource fee is $1250, which is in fact only 2.5% of the engagement value.The more jobs you win through CircleSource, the higher you trend in searches of buyers looking for your expertise.Once a job is completed, you can choose to leave a written endorsement on what it was like to work with the buyer.About CircleSourceAn Australian-owned and founded business to help Aussie enterprises find and connect with a network of the best Aussie talent for service and project-based work. Our digital platform gives easy access to hundreds of qualified suppliers while generating leads for suppliers looking for work. Winner of the 2017 Westpac Business of Tomorrow award, CircleSource won investment funding at the height of the COVID lockdown and launched in October 2020.www.circlesource.com.auMedia contactPing Chewping@brightowlmarketing.com.au0439 570 789 CWA of NSW members Bega-bound for week of debate around future policy direction 2021-04-26T22:16:00Z cwa-of-nsw-members-bega-bound-for-week-of-debate-around-future-policy-direction Hi , The south coast community of Bega will host hundreds of Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW members next week, as the town hosts the 2021 CWA of NSW State Conference.e motions from After the forced postponement of last year’s conference, anticipation is high for this year’s event, with a broad range of issues up for discussion and debate, from voluntary assisted dying and climate change, to large-scale solar plants and medicinal cannabis. “The range of motions, across so many different areas, reflects the diversity of our membership and the issues of concern to their communities. The CWA of NSW takes its advocacy role very seriously and once motions are formally endorsed by the membership, they will become part of our lobbying platform for the next 12 months,” said Stephanie Stanhope, President of the CWA of NSW. Attached and below is a media release on the 2021 conference, and an image from the 2019 conference is also attached. Please don't hesitate to give me a call for additional information or interview requests. Kind regards, Kylie Galbraith Seftons Tamworth NSW 2340 Ph. 0411 480 208 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CAPTION: The 2019 CWA of NSW State Conference in Albury attracted almost 800 delegates and observers from around the state, and while numbers have been scaled back this year due to ongoing COVID-19 considerations, the Bega event is just as highly anticipated as previous years. MEDIA RELEASE CWA of NSW members Bega-bound for week of debate around future policy direction Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW members from around the state will come together in Bega next month for the organisation’s annual conference, to discuss and debate motions from voluntary assisted dying to climate change and large-scale solar plants. After the forced postponement of last year’s conference, anticipation is high for this year’s event, to be held at the Bega Showground from May 3-6, but with reduced numbers that recognise the ongoing COVID-19 challenges. Those who won’t be able to attend though will - for the first time -have the chance to view the conference via a livestream link. Four hundred members and observers will be in Bega for the conference, to debate and discuss the organisation’s policy platform through a list of 26 motions proposed by branches throughout the state that encompass education, health, the environment, transport and telecommunications. Motions this year include: The declaration of a climate emergency in recognition of the need for urgent action on climate change (Bangalow branch) Advocate for a just transition from coal and gas, which are in terminal decline, to low carbon-intensive industries (Tambar Springs branch) Call for immediate action with regard to the failure of age care service delivery in NSW (Jerilderie branch) Advocate for a review of organ and tissue donation policies with consideration of an opt-out policy in preference to an opt-in policy (Pambula-Merimbula branch) Support for Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation in NSW and the ACT (Bowral branch) Advocate for the placement of prescribed cannabis medication on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (Cobargo branch) Call for a single co-ordinated mental health service information and referral resource in towns as part of the overall measures for suicide prevention in communities (Kiama branch) Opposition to large-scale solar plants on prime agricultural land to protect food and fibre productivity (Jindera branch) To actively support and accept the ‘Uluru Statement From The Heart’ (Keiraville Branch) “The range of motions, across so many different areas, reflects the diversity of our membership and the issues of concern to their communities. The CWA of NSW takes its advocacy role very seriously and once motions are formally endorsed by the membership, they will become part of our lobbying platform for the next 12 months,” said Stephanie Stanhope, President of the CWA of NSW. “There are some interesting motions this year that will no doubt inspire some robust debate, but that is one of the strengths of our association: all points of view are welcome and can be discussed openly and honestly. “There are a number of motions around climate change, which the CWA of NSW already has policy on, with the motions this year seeking to broaden the scope of our advocacy efforts, while the call for support for Voluntary Assisted Dying legislation in NSW and the ACT is likely to encourage some impassioned discussion. It will certainly be interesting to see how the vote goes on a number of this year’s submissions.” The conference will be officially opened on May 3 – via a recorded message – by the Patron of the CWA of NSW and Governor of NSW, Her Excellency The Honourable Margaret Beazley AO QC. This year’s keynote address will be presented by prominent author and speaker Lucy Bloom, former CEO of children’s charity Sunrise Cambodia and the former CEO of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. The program commences with a church service on Sunday afternoon (May 2), with the official opening from 9.30am on the Monday at the Bega Showgrounds. The remainder of the program comprises business sessions, workshops, meetings and award ceremonies. The CWA is the largest women’s organisation in Australia, with more than 400 branches and almost 8000 members, and next year celebrates the centenary of its formation in 1922, with the aim of improving the living conditions and welfare of women and families in rural and regional NSW. Hot Water System Installation Perth is a Specialty at Element Plumbing & Gas 2021-04-22T10:18:09Z hot-water-system-installation-perth-is-a-specialty-at-element-plumbing-amp-gas People are spending more time in their bathrooms than ever before. It’s not just a place to take care of personal needs. For many individuals, the bathroom is a calm sanctuary where people can rest and relax. Brad Deutscher, owner of Element Plumbing & Gas, and his team of professionals specialise in plumbing needs, bathroom renovations and hot water systems for every requirement. One of the most important features in a bathroom is an abundant supply of hot water. Element Plumbing & Gas are skilled in multiple types of hot water system installation Perth. Whether it’s a home or business, individuals are no longer tied to a specific type or brand of hot water system. Element Plumbing & Gas experts install, maintain and repair traditional gas and electric hot water systems, along with solar, instantaneous, gas boosted, and gas storage systems. Electric heat pumps and storage systems can be designed and installed to accommodate every need, in addition to hybrid systems. Bathroom renovations are on the rise. People are no longer satisfied with small, cramped facilities. As a preferred plumber for bathroom renovation, Element Plumbing & Gas can provide guidance, inspiration, and tailor each plumbing system to the needs of the individual. Customers can choose from a variety of functional features for the tub and shower, along with a myriad of decorative options. Expect quality plumbing services Perth at Element Plumbing & Gas. The company’s professionals are able to work with existing plumbing systems, new construction projects and renovations. The team of experts provide preventative maintenance, repair broken and cracked pipes, address drainage and sewage problems, and replace appliances. Element Plumbing & Gas is a one-stop-shop for gas and plumbing needs of any size and scope. Services are available for residential and commercial clients in metro and country areas. Prompt, reliable and quality work at competitive prices are benchmarks at the company and free no-obligation quotes are provided for customer convenience. About Element Plumbing & Gas Element Plumbing & Gas is focused on providing high-quality work, keeping prices down, building lifelong relationships, and creating trust among clients and tradesmen. The founder has 15 years of experience in the business, having traveled the world and worked abroad in different professional pursuits. Connect with the company on Facebook and LinkedIn.   Media Contact Element Plumbing & Gas Brad Deutscher – Owner Phone: +61439 099 048 Email: brad@elementplumbing.com.au 3 Moira Lane, Scarborough Perth, Western Australia 6019 Website: www.elementplumbing.com.au Move Out Mates Provides a One-Stop Resource for End of Lease Cleaning 2021-04-22T03:50:02Z move-out-mates-provides-a-one-stop-resource-for-end-of-lease-cleaning Few things are more onerous than the need to clean the premises at a domicile while trying to set up at a new home. Move Out Mates can help by performing all the required cleaning tasks for vacating a property and minimizing the stress associated with a relocation. Move Out Mates provides end of lease and move out cleaning services for a wide range of situations. The company has highly-trained cleaners and services are available seven days a week. Free quotes are available and cleaning products are friendly to people, pets and the environment. 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Move out cleaning Sydney by Move Out Mates embraces drawers and kitchen cabinets, disposal of any leftover trash, and cleaning of all kitchen appliances, including ovens and range hoods. Individuals can also request door, window, and upholstery cleaning when needed. Move Out Mates provides a one-stop resource for cleaning and has earned a reputation as a preferred provider of cleaning services as evidenced by its many positive reviews from satisfied customers. A well-established company with extensive experience, the professionals understand that cleaning isn’t dependent upon a specific time limit and always stays until the job is completed. About Move Out Mates Move Out Mates is a young and vibrant company that made its debut in the Australian cleaning industry in late 2013. We are proud to service the entire Sydney region all week long, weekends and holidays included. We also have offices in London. 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