The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2021-05-14T05:22:32Z 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. 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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. 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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. A 72-hour guarantee is provided and discounts are offered when individuals book at least two weeks in advance. The company is fully licensed, bonded, and clients can book online or engage in a live chat for convenience. Bond cleaning Sydney is equally beneficial for tenants, homeowners and landlords. Move Out Mates also offers one-off cleaning services after parties, special events and holiday celebrations. One-off cleaning can be customized in a variety of ways to accommodate multiple needs. End of lease cleaning Sydney includes every room of the house, with services encompassing dusting and polishing surfaces and furniture, removing cobwebs, and cleaning of fireplaces and surrounding areas. The highly-trained staff cleans behind furniture, wipes down curtain rails, and all carpets are vacuumed and cleaned. Kitchen cleaning is one of the most difficult areas to address. 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. Media Contact Move Out Mates Hopewell St., Paddington NSW 2021 Website: www.moveoutmates.com.au CFOs in Global Survey Reveal Pandemic Has Fundamentally Altered How They Hire and Manage Their Workforce 2021-04-19T23:24:27Z cfos-in-global-survey-reveal-pandemic-has-fundamentally-altered-how-they-hire-and-manage-their-workforce-1 Almost all (94%) of respondents from Asia Pacific have a growth strategy involving expansion into countries where they do not currently operateEighty-three percent of Asia-Pacific respondents said the global pandemic has altered their views on hiring and workforce management, and 89 percent altered their views on a remote work model Forty-eight percent of Asia-Pacific respondents said they will attract new talent confined to where they are based while 43 percent said they will attract new talent unbound by geographic restrictions A large majority of CFOs around the world are planning to expand operations into new countries in 2021 to achieve their long-term growth strategies, according to a recent survey by CFO Research and Globalization Partners. The survey also uncovered changing perceptions about hiring and remote work because of their pandemic experiences, with respondents saying they want to attract talent that is unbound by the geographic restrictions of their company’s operating model. The February 2021 survey of chief financial officers, chief executive officers and other senior finance executives also cites a common theme that they are prioritising the need to build resiliency and although optimistic, disclose that their businesses are still stabilising and in recovery. Optimism towards organisational performance in 2021 varies across the regions. Asia-Pacific (APAC) CFOs are more optimistic about success in 2021 than their counterparts in the UK and North America. Sixty-five percent of APAC respondents indicated that they expect to exceed goals and expectations in 2021, compared to 46 percent for UK and 47 percent for North America. “The ongoing rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, investments flowing into the region, and momentum gained as companies accelerated their digital investments during the pandemic – all these are contributing to positive sentiments toward business in 2021,” said Charles Ferguson, General Manager, Asia Pacific, Globalization Partners. “With the ongoing shift in the global supply chain and a renewed focus of the US, UK and EU to grow alliances with APAC markets, there is an abundance of opportunity to expect from this region.” Key data from the survey found: CFOs are taking a global view within their hiring approaches.* Asked to describe their hiring strategy over the next 12 to 18 months as, 48 percent of APAC respondents say they will attract new talent where they are based while 43 percent say they want to attract new talent that is unbounded by the geographic restrictions of their company’s operating model.* APAC CFOs have a high degree of interest in tapping into a more cost-effective, global talent pool—a concept favoured by half of those surveyed --and capturing market share through global expansion, which is favoured by 61 percent. CFOs have altered workforce management strategies.* Seventy-four percent of the survey respondents in APAC anticipate operating remote and/ or hybrid workforce models in the next 12 to 18 months. * Eighty-three percent of executives also say the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally altered the way they think about hiring and workforce management and 89 percent say it altered how they consider remote employees or the work-from-anywhere model. CFOs are deeming global expansion as a top priority in the next 12 to 18 months. * “Implementing a strategy for global expansion and presence” was deemed a top priority in the next 12 to 18 months for 52 percent of APAC executives, compared to 38 percent of the EMEA executives and 36% percent of the North American executives. * Fifty-five percent of the APAC CFOs that are expecting to achieve their goals in 2021 are already engaging a global PEO, while 25 percent plan to use a global PEO within one year to support their international business strategy and 17 percent plan to engage a global PEO within three years. To download the 2021 eBook, with additional information and details of survey results across the globe, please click here: Report: CFOs See a Clear Pathway to Growth Through Global Expansion. Survey MethodologyThe survey, conducted by CFO Research of Industry Dive, polled 215 senior finance executives at companies in North America, the United Kingdom, the Asia-Pacific region, and the Europe/Middle East/Africa region. Most of the companies represented had annual revenues of $1 billion or more. About Globalization Partners Hire anyone, anywhere, quickly and easily. Use our AI-driven, automated, fully compliant global Employer of Record platform powered by our in-house worldwide HR experts. Leave the complexities of global employment to the named industry leader that consistently attains 97% customer satisfaction ratings. With Globalization Partners, you can succeed faster. Globalization Partners: Breaking Down Barriers for Everyone, Everywhere To learn more, please visit: globalization-partners.com or connect with us via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or check out our Blog. Safety Switches by Sydney Electrical Service Prevent Shocks and House Fires 2021-04-19T02:17:07Z safety-switches-by-sydney-electrical-service-prevent-shocks-and-house-fires As electrical systems become more complex and complicated, updated safety systems are built into new construction projects. Owners of older homes typically aren’t aware of those upgrades and that can place structures at risk for fire. Sydney Electrical Service is a Level 2 electrician that routinely installs safety switches to protect families. Safety switches are an important element in an electrical safety system to prevent shocks that can prove deadly. Australian law mandates that every home have at least one safety switch in its switchboard. The law went into effect in 1991 for new homes and those that have been extensively rewired. Older homes may not have had them installed. An electrical safety switch works by protecting people and the entire electrical system from failure. If a leakage or loss of electrical power is detected, the safety switch immediately cuts off the power. The switches are able to terminate power in as little as 0.003 seconds to prevent electrical shock or a fire. It’s critical that individuals contact an electrician Bondi. Power “leaks” will affect anyone that touched an offending appliance. An electrical leak even has the power to jump to people and pets from outlets if the problem originates in the wiring. This leaking effect can arise from multiple sources. Short circuits occur due to multiple situations. A power surge can damage wiring and circuits without homeowners being aware and it will require the services of an electrician Inner West to diagnose the problem. Electrical leaks and problems can present as unusually high electrical bills and frequent power interruptions or blown fuses/breakers. Safety recommendations are that safety systems be tested every six months. Sydney Electrical Services can provide an electrician Sutherland to methodically test electrical systems. The highly-trained professionals will also be able to install a safety switch in older homes that aren’t equipped with one to update the system. Fully licensed and insured, Sydney Electrical Service provides 24/7 emergency services, preventative and strata management, and installs alarm and security systems. No-obligation quotes are provided and the company has earned a reputation for fast service, fair pricing, quality work, and a customer-first approach. Media Contact Sydney Electric Service Chifley Tower, Level 29/2 Chifley Square Sydney NSW 2000 Australia Website: https://sydneyelectricalservice.com.au National Group, Equipped for Everything 2021-04-06T02:36:38Z national-group-equipped-for-everything A proactive approach to scaling mine production up and down in line with demand and a buoyant contract mining sector has led to Australia becoming a major market for mining equipment rental solutions. In recent years, fluctuating demand for the likes of lithium, iron ore and coal has seen brownfield operations open, expand and, in some cases, close. For this reason, the option to rent equipment from a company that has a fleet-wide availability of over 90% and can offer up to 700 operating hours per month, per unit, is in high demand. That company is Queensland-based National Group. National Group has over 300 units of heavy earthmoving equipment available for dry hire, but it is more than just a rental outfit. It can bolt on mining services, equipment transport, equipment sales and, in some cases, contract mining to this primary rental focus. This broad offering is well suited to an industry constantly looking to adapt to changes in demand from mineral and metal end users. “Our customers, which include major miners such as Rio Tinto, BHP, Anglo American and FMG to name a few, have been looking to replenish or grow their fleet at existing mines and, as capex is still fairly constrained, they continue to choose rental options over buying new equipment,” Mark Ackroyd, Founder and Managing Director of National Group, told International Mining. “They could be looking at having equipment for 12 months, two, or three years, for instance,” he said. “If they are looking to increase production or expand mine site operations, a rental option provides them with a scalable solution, allowing them to use the equipment for a period of time and give it back when it is no longer required.” This flexibility can prove worthwhile for not only mine construction projects where excavators, trucks, dozers and the like may be moving overburden ahead of ore mining, but where new satellite deposits might have come into the frame as commodity prices change for the better. In the latter situation, shifting mining equipment from a capex to opex item can make shorter mine life operation economics work. National Group and the equipment rental business case is benefitting from not only the Western Australia iron ore and gold sectors’ expansion plans, but also recent uncertainty surrounding demand for the country’s coal. Ackroyd explained: “The iron ore market has been significantly strong for the last nine or so months. It started rising in May 2020 and has continued to strengthen. That allows the key iron ore miners to spend on developing further production opportunities, which also creates an opening for us and our equipment rental options. In that regard, we have seen an increase in the need for equipment in iron ore. “At the same time, the changing dynamics with the supply of coal into China has changed the mind set of key coal miners. Whereas once they were looking to spend capex on equipment, they are now more readily considering renting as this uncertainty and the ensuing capital reductions leave them constrained.” He added on the coal market specifically: “The fact that we, as a dry hire company, can offer to rent these miners equipment that allows them to have the same or lower capex inputs with the same mine output helps boost their investment proposition with shareholders.” National Group is strengthening its offering to the market by preparing to add equipment such as Cat 6040 hydraulic excavators, Cat 24 motor graders, and Cat 793F haul trucks to its rental portfolio. The company has been able to continue building out this fleet in the face of COVID-19-related state restrictions in Australia thanks to facilities across several locations and its captive transport and logistics arm. National Group is also furthering its technology offering through the Wolff Mining division. Acquired by the National Group in mid-2019, Wolff came with large-scale satellite bulk dozer push and semi-autonomous blasthole drilling expertise. The semi-autonomous dozer push offering, now referred to as Semi-Autonomous Tractor System (SATS) technology by Wolff and National Group, won plaudits and admirers for its world first application of this solution in a mining production environment. Ackroyd said the company is continuing to invest in improving the SATS technology from a productivity and economic business case perspective. This has seen the company finance the development of a SATS truck that can travel to and park up at mine sites. The truck can accommodate multiple operators – with each operator able to control up to four dozers at a time, enabling semi-autonomous control of an entire fleet of dozers. Such a development could reduce the need to build a remote operations centre. National Group and Wolff Mining’s Semi- Autonomous Tractor System allows each operator to control up to four dozers at a time. Ackroyd expanded on this: “The new SATS truck has the latest technology – hardware and software – to enable the machines and satellites to better communicate. It will make the whole system a lot more efficient. “We’re now just waiting to deploy this truck at our next big SATS project.” Wolff’s semi-autonomous drilling offering is likely to be in high demand over the next three to five years too judging by the speed of autonomous blasthole drilling adoption across multiple mine sites in Australia. Ackroyd says the company is working on upgrading this offering in line with market trends. He said: “Fully-autonomous drilling will surely be the future, and we plan to be a part of that future.” Click here for more news from the National Group.