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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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Local tradies first

Global insurance broker Aon has asked their insurers to put local tradies first as Townsville rebuilds following its worst ever floods, which will make sure extra investment benefits flow right through the community.

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Housing development a springboard for jobs

THE Townsville small business that constructed the first stage of Lendlease’s Elliot Springs didn’t just lay the foundations for roads, pipes and power, they established their reputation as one of the leading civil contractors in the Townsville region.

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Western Sydney Airport will give business a tailwind

Employers and workers across Western Sydney are set to get a tailwind from the Western Sydney Airport when it opens in 2026, with hundreds of thousands of jobs planned for the region, which is expected to generate up to a $15.6 billion economic boom over three decades.

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Western Sydney cranes a towering success

THERE are few local companies that illustrate Western Sydney’s impressive growth better than Borger Cranes, expanding from four workers and one crane four decades ago to 70 cranes today, 300 workers, and greater training opportunities for young workers.

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'The success of small businesses is dependent on the success of big business’

The “virtuous circle” of big and small businesses generating economic activity, opportunities and jobs in Tasmania has helped the state hit its stride.

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Tourists love Mona but Tasmanians are proud of it

IN many ways, Tasmania has been the nation’s quiet achiever, but that all changed when the state became a “magnet” for tourists.

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