THE Queensland economy could benefit from a boost of $250 million in the next 10 years, if it welcomes migrants and refugees, according to the Deloitte Access Economics report, Seizing the Opportunity: Making the Most of the Skills and Experience of Migrants and Refugees. Report author and Deloitte Access Economics partner Natasha Doherty said the lack of Australian recognition of overseas-obtained, post-school qualifications, was one of the main barriers to migrants and refugees being able to secure a skilled job.
BARR St Markets will celebrate its first birthday next Saturday by raising money to help drought affected farmers. A bake- off, barbecue challenge and locally compiled recipe book will also help in raising funds.
SMOKE Alarm Solutions has starting offering pool fence compliance services in Cairns. Chief executive Cameron Davis said the new offering was designed to simplify compliance requirements for landlords, property managers and real estate agents.
THE 2018 annual Travellers Choice Conference will be held in Cairns on November 30 until December 2 at the Cairns Convention Centre. There will be about 150 agents and 150 exhibitors attending the event.
Lopez to visit
DIRECTOR of Accelerating Commercialisation Larry Lopez has been involved with hundreds of start-ups, early stage and emerging growth companies and will be in Cairns on November 15 from 5.30pm at The Space to share his experience as an investor.