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Event to explore the future of water

13 December 2019 The Future of Water will be the featured topic at RDA Orana’s upcoming Inland Growth Summit in Dubbo. The one-day forum, to be held on January 30, will focus on the value of water as a natural resource and its future management. Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon said RDA Orana was proud to present the summit…

Pilliga Pottery becomes first DAMA sponsor business

12 December 2019 A Coonabarabran enterprise has made history by becoming the first NSW business to be endorsed by RDA Orana to pursue a migrant worker under the Orana DAMA (Designated Area Migration Agreement). RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon was pleased to announce Pilliga Pottery as the inaugural company utilising the Orana DAMA. “This agreement has been…

Business: Relish, Dubbo

Hailing from China, Fiona Luo and husband Hank Ma are adding an Asian flourish to their Dubbo café, Relish. The couple commenced operating the popular eatery after their international relocation last year. “We moved from near Beijing in China to Dubbo in December 2018,” Ms Luo explained. “We found the business and took it over. It’s in a good location.”…

Vocational Learning Pathways to Employment

5th December 2019 RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon believes that incorporating more vocational learning into education would benefit pathways to employment in Australia. “We need to look at how we train people to gain on the job experience while they are undertaking study,” she said. A report issued by the Department of Jobs and Small Business shows…

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Round 4 of regional fund has two streams

RDA Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon has welcomed Round 4 of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) which has two streams available for eligible businesses. Mrs Dixon said the Infrastructure Projects Stream supports development involving construction, upgrades or extension of infrastructure. The Community Investments Stream supports projects benefitting local communities. Mrs Dixon said previous rounds of the BBRF…

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Mudgee information session success

RDA Orana and the Mudgee Chamber of Commerce have co-hosted a successful information session for local businesses with a focus on meeting long-term workforce needs. Geared towards hiring employees through the Orana DAMA (Designated Area Migration Agreement), the evening focused on using migrant workers to address skills shortage and ensure future growth. “Having the right employee in the right role…

Discover more about the Orana DAMA for your business

Regional Development Australia Orana Director of Regional Development Megan Dixon invites business owners, human resource managers and decision-makers to an information session about how a business might be able to use a migrant to overcome a recruitment difficulty or skill shortage in their business. Mrs Dixon said, “having the right employee, in the right role, at the right time is…

REMOTE AREA TAX CONCESSION INQUIRY WELCOMED BY RDA ORANA

22 October 2019 Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana this week made a submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the effectiveness of the current Remote Area Tax Concessions and Payments. “The remote area tax assistance has not fundamentally changed over a number of decades to reflect changes in demography, infrastructure and cost of living,” RDA Orana Director of Regional Development…

QANTAS SERVES UP PINK SLICES BY LOCAL INDIGENOUS BUSINESS

Orana-based indigenous food products produced and packaged in pink have been served on domestic QANTAS flights as part of the airlines ‘FlyPink’ month to raise funds for cancer. Pink Dreamtime Tuka slices will be served up with pink beverages on the QANTAS flights for the rest of the month as part of the annual fundraising campaign by QANTAS to raise…

Business: M and C Parisi Motorcycles, Cobar

M and C Parisi Motorcycles have been providing great service to the people of the Outback since 1975.  The Cobar-based business serves an area from Queensland to South Australia and Western NSW. They have even sold to a client in Tasmania! “We have clients all over,” business co-owner Mario Parisi said. “Broken Hill, Tibooburra, Dubbo, from Cunnamulla to Hungerford. You’ve…