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Jobs pipeline for Territorians

Construction of the $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline has provided new skills to Northern Territory locals so they can find work long after the gas started flowing.

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Construction spree will build Territorian skills

A tourism and education construction spree worth hundreds of millions of dollars will help keep skills in Darwin as the Northern Territory wrestles with the post-Inpex boom era.

 

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Humpty-can-Doo attitude creates a splash

When Humpty Doo Barramundi started 26 years ago, a band of volunteers did all of the work.

Fast-forward to today and the family-owned business is Australia’s largest barramundi farm.

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No man-goes it alone

When Coles named one of its miniature collectables after Marie Piccone, the supermarket giant was celebrating a mango producer whose innovation has breathed new life into an iconic brand of the sweet, fragrant fruit.

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Woolies goes bananas for colourful bunch

When Frank Sciacca says he has a lot of workers to produce the most environmentally friendly bananas in the world, he’s not just talking about the 18 staff on his Innisfail farm. He means the ones Mother Nature provides.

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Tourists urged to trade Cannes for Cairns as region thrives

With one in five local jobs depending on tourism, Cairns has stepped up its pursuit of cashed-up luxury holiday-makers with new investments that highlight the confidence in the strength of the tourism sector.

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Starr shines at Bunnings

Larry Starr signed up to a job at Bunnings Warehouse in his 50s but defies the usual stereotype of the older worker staffing the floor of the hardware giant.

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Young Guns in a league of their own

Brothers Scott and Trent Young were aspiring to careers in the cut-throat world of professional rugby league when they realised there was a “bigger opportunity” before them.

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Game of Thrones' special effects grown in Adelaide

Students from the University of South Australia have been a part of the biggest show on earth that concludes tonight – the Game of Thrones.

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Western Sydney Airport to open up new horizons for Bathurst and the Central West

Communities in NSW’s Central West should begin planning now to take advantage of the enormous opportunities landing on their doorstep when the new Western Sydney Airport takes off and reshapes the entire region west of the city.

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Electricity costs cripple Bathurst businesses

WHEN winter descends on Bathurst in NSW’s chilly Central West, local store owners rug up in their woollies and hope they can survive not just the cold, but taking a hit from their electricity bills.

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Small farms help employ thousands of workers

ANDREW Smith and Jeff McSpedden own small farms just outside of Bathurst but between them they help employ more than 100,000 Australians. 

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Adelaide-based company makes their mark in space race

ADELAIDE-based Inovor Technologies is an Australian company making their mark in the space race.

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