The Weekend Post : 2019-01-12

Business : 27 : 27

Business

BUSINESS 27 CAIRNSPOST.COM.AU SATURDAY JANUARY 12 2019 GROUP MEETING CBWC LUNCH HUB WORKSHOP FREE SPACE TRAINING SESSION FEB FEB FEB FEB FEB 6 12 12 19 22 BNI Rainforest group will meet at Rydges Plaza on the corner of Spence and Grafton streets from 6.45am. The group generates thousands of dollars in business every month from high quality referrals. CAIRNS Business Women’s Club’s February lunch will include guest speaker, Rochelle Courtenay, the founder and managing director of Share the Dignity, an Australia women’s charity which began in 2015. CAIRNS Chamber of Commerce’s business growth hub workshop will provide the participants with real world examples of conflicts of interest, choosing board members and legal risks. HEAD to The Space on the third Tuesday of every month to try their coworking space for free. Free Wi-Fi, coffee and admission to public events included. Email [email protected] SOCIAL media trainer Leanne Peard will host a networking and training session from 7am. Get help to create a one page strategy for social media. Phone 0427 695 947 to book by February 8. BEHIND THE COUNTER Shine Lawyers shifts branch to new office SHINE Lawyers’ Cairns branch is now in a new location. The office, run by branch manager and Shine Lawyers’ special counsel Sandra Lim, can be found at 516 Mulgrave Rd from Monday. It was previously on Sheridan St across from Munro Martin Parklands. Ms Lim said staff completed the move yesterday and the new office on the southside would provide the compensation law firm with more suitable premises in a key growth region. “It’s a busy period but we’re excited about the move,” she said. “It will make our office more accessible for many of our clients. “We are as determined as ever to pursue justice for our clients and right wrong.” Ms Lim returned to the role of Cairns branch manager at Shine Lawyers last year, a position she last held in 2009. Two solicitors, including former branch manager Carrie Thomas, will now focus exclusively on the growing number of abuse cases. MAKING SENSE Funds for Far North housing innovation CAIRNS Regional Council has secured a slice of the State Government’s $4.5 million Innovation and Improvement Fund. The council will receive $105,000 to create a toolkit for assisting innovative housing design suited to Far North Queensland’s tropical climate Acting Premier and Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the state was committed to supporting councils develop innovative ways to improve their planning systems and practices, for the benefit of their communities. “By doing so, we’re helping people better understand planning and development issues in their region,” he said. “Torres Shire’s successful application will enable them to integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, culture and tradition into their local planning scheme,” he said. “This relates to one of the goals of Queensland’s revised Planning Act, which became the first in Australia to recognise indigenous interests in planning legislation.” Local Government Association of Queensland chief executive Greg Hallam said state and local governments were working together to deliver better planning outcomes through the fund. The Planning Institute of Australia’s Richard Moore said the fund had enabled councils to put forward fresh ideas. Win a family pass to see STORM BOY in cinemas! Conditions apply* A beautiful and contemporary reimagining of Colin Thiele’s classic Australian tale, STORM BOY is a must-see heart-warming and uplifting movie for the whole family. Don’t miss it in cinemas from January 17! We’ve got 50 family passes up for grabs! cairnspost.com.au/rewards Rewards members can enter now at *Entries open at 9.00am on 3 December, 2018 and close 11.59pm on 13 January, 2019. Australian residents only. Limited to one entry per eligible member. Winner determined on 14 January at 11.00am at Nationwide News Pty Ltd, 2 Holt Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. Winner’s name to be published on 21 January on the +Rewards website. Total prize pool valued at $4000. There is 50 family passes to be won nationally by eligible +Rewards members from The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier-Mail, The Advertiser, The Mercury, NT News, Geelong Advertiser, Gold Coast Bulletin, Cairns Post, The Weekly Times or Townsville Bulletin. Full terms and conditions available at plusrewards.com.au. NSW Permit No. LTPM/18/03733. ACT Permit No.TP18/02152. V1 - CCPE01Z01MA

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