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Eco­nom­ics re­port

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.

First birth­day

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.

Fence ser­vice

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.

Travel con­fer­ence

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.

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