Burdekin caring for country plan
The Burdekin Dry Tropics Board has changed its name to the Burdekin
Dry Tropics Natural Resource Management, with a new CEO, Bob
Frazer. The name change reflects its role of NRM planning and
The Burdekin Dry Tropics NRM has recently published its
Caring for Country Plan
to ensure that Traditional Owner aspirations for involvement in
NRM are adequately represented in its activities.
For further details about the Caring for Country Plan and the
Burdekin Dry Tropics NRM visit the website through the link below.
Qld blueprint for VET sector
The Queensland Government has recently announced a ground-breaking
billion dollar plan to ensure Queensland's vocational education and
training (VET) sector meets the skills challenges of the 21st
Over the next four years $801 million will be provided in recurrent
funding, with an additional $303 million in capital funding over
the next six years. This includes $542 million in new recurrent
funding and $222.7 million in new capital funding. The reforms
follow the most extensive review of the VET system in 40 years.
Implementation of the
Queensland Skills Plan: A White Paper
will mean that in future up to four out of five apprentices could
have the expected time for their apprenticeship reduced by up to
six months, while some will have their apprenticeships reduced by
up to 12 months.
Copies of the White Paper are available from the Department of
Employment and Training's website, see link below.
Review of support for science & innovation
The Productivity Commission will undertake a research study into
the economic, social and environmental returns on public support
for science and innovation in Australia.
The Commission's study will consider all key elements of the
innovation system, including research and development, and
the economic impact of public support for science and innovation,
including impacts on Australia's recent productivity performance;
impediments to the effective functioning of Australia's innovation
the broader social and environmental impacts.
Further information on the study can be obtained from the
Productivity Commission's website (see link below) or telephone 02
Burdekin Dry Tropics Natural Resource Management
Web Site for Burdekin Dry Tropics NRM, a community based, not-for-profit company that delivers on-ground Natural Resource Management activities and enhance the community’s involvement in those issues throughout the Burdekin Region, and has prepared the Burdekin Dry Tropics Regional Natural Resource Management Plan
Productivity Commission Website
Qld Dept of Training and Employment