Business stories

Officeworks doesn’t stand stationery when helping its community

As we line up for a coffee at our local cafe or buy meat from our local butcher, we are becoming more accustomed to social distancing practices within our community.

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Chevron digs deep for its most valuable resource

As the impacts of COVID-19 began to hit, Chevron Australia quickly developed a $1 million relief fund to support one of the tightknit communities at the heart of the work it does in Western Australia. 

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Jemena powers up digital learning for struggling families in Victoria

Home schooling has proved a struggle for many families during the COVID-19 pandemic but without Australian energy company Jemena’s donation of more than 100 recycled laptops, it would have been an impossibility for some Victorian students.

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From UberEats to UberTreats for vulnerable pet owners

During a time when many are feeling isolated, our pets have never felt more connected as we spend more time at home.

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Shifting the balance of power in Busselton

When resources and structures company ATCO decided to extend their natural gas pipeline and open a depot in Busselton, Western Australia, they were surprised by how quickly local businesses wanted to get onboard.

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More options for Busso bargain hunters

Twenty years ago, Busselton locals started a petition to lure retailer Kmart to their coastal city.

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Giving Busso students the tools to success

With up to 400 applications for entry level positions at Bunnings Busselton, 17 year old Chelsea Smith knew she needed an edge. By being part of Busselton Senior High School’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) program in business studies, Chelsea was given access to a work experience placement with Bunnings, as well as a training session delivered by Lockie Hill, the Bunnings Complex Manager.

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Moving to Sydney's west to tap into opportunities

Six or seven years ago Tania Day saw a strong business opportunity to move her and her husband’s landscaping business from the Eastern Suburbs to Western Sydney.

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Giving Gayle the chance to hear the birds sing

For Geelong resident Gayle Sydenham, the “amazing technology” of a cochlear implant has allowed her to hear her four grandchildren.

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How the workers of the Darling Downs made the Coopers Gap wind farm a reality

It wasn’t just the strong and predictable wind that made Coopers Gap an ideal place for AGL and General Electric to build the Coopers Gap Wind Farm.

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Small businesses thrive in Toowoomba

A massive project to build rigs for Shell’s QGC business is helping Toowoomba sustain a diverse economy and offsetting the impact of the drought on local businesses.

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Universities look to the future of Western Sydney

Western Sydney University academic Andy Marks is in a race to boost digital skills in Western Sydney so the region can take full advantage of the jobs on offer from infrastructure building and population growth.

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Critical infrastructure connects Stahmann Farms to the world

Toowoomba nut producer Stahmann Farms doesn’t only use the recently-opened Toowoomba Wellcamp Airport to export produce to Asia.

It also boosts business using the airport to bring in potential clients and show them around.

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