Premier Pays Tribute to Tracey Vieira

Source: Government of Queensland Regions

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Ms Vieira is stepping down from the CEO’s position in August after more than five years at the helm.

“Queensland’s screen industry has never been stronger,” the Premier said.

“That’s thanks to Tracey.”

Last year was Screen Queensland’s best yet.

It helped deliver 32 productions in film, television and games, generated $262 million for our economy and created 2,600 jobs.

Since 2015 6,600 jobs have been created in the industry, and 340 film and video production businesses and digital game businesses now call Queensland their creative home.

Ms Vieira said she is incredibly proud to have been part of the Screen Queensland team that has passionately driven change to the screen agency.

“I came into the role during a tumultuous time for the organisation and industry in Queensland,” Ms Vieira said.

“By working with industry to create a clear vision of what we needed to do, Queensland is now a great place to create content for all platforms,” said Ms Vieira.

 “I leave knowing that this is the culture of Screen Queensland and am excited about what the organisation and industry will continue to do together.”

The position of CEO will be advertised shortly.

Media contact: Shane Doherty – 0439 624 473 

Looking To The Creative Future Of The Great South Coast

Source: Government of Victoria 2

Community members across the Great South Coast are being encouraged to share their views on what creativity means to them and how it could bring new opportunities, investment, visitors and jobs to their town for the region’s first creative industries strategy.

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley today called for insights and ideas for the strategy, which will create a roadmap for the growth of the creative and cultural businesses, practitioners, attractions and festivals that call the region home.

The need for a strategy was identified by the Great South Coast Regional Partnership which has held three assemblies since 2016, with hundreds of people attending and voicing their priorities for the region.

The development will be led by Regional Arts Victoria in partnership with the five councils of the Great South Coast region – Corangamite, Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians and Warrnambool – and the Great Ocean Road Tourism Board.

A consultation website has been launched for submissions and a series of public forums will be held.

Feedback gathered during the local consultations will also be used to inform the Andrews Labor Government’s second state-wide creative industries strategy, which will guide investment in Victoria’s creative industries between 2020-2024.

A joint public forum on the Great South Coast Creative Industries Strategy and the state-wide strategy will be held on Tuesday, 20 August from 6:00-8:00pm at the Pavilion Café & Bar, Warrnambool.  For more information, to register for the upcoming public forum or provide your submission visit strategy.rav.net.au/south-coast.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

“The creative industries in the Great South Coast are diverse – from the incredible UNESCO-listed heritage at Budj Bim to the festivals, galleries, venues and the many creative practitioners who call the region home.”

“I encourage everyone ─ from practitioners to keen audience members ─ to give their ideas on how to make the Great South Coast’s creative industries even stronger and more vibrant.”

Quote attributable to Regional Arts Victoria chief executive Joe Toohey

“In all our work over many years in the South West, we’ve never found this region short of ideas. A strategic approach like this allows us to determine how we can work together to turn these ideas into action.”

QLD/316815 – Research and Insights Officer (PO4)

Source: Crime and Corruption Commission – Queensland


Fortitude Valley

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is a statutory body set up to combat and reduce the incidence of major crime and corruption in the public sector in Queensland. Its functions and powers are set out in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.

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Position status Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Research
Classification PO4
Workplace Location Brisbane – North
Job ad reference QLD/316815
Closing date 24-Jul-2019
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration 4 months (with possible extension)
Contact person Paul Alsbury
Contact details 3360 6041

 The ideal applicant will demonstrate capability in the following requirements:

  • Experience in conducting research and generating insights, preferably in a context relevant to the work of the Crime and Corruption Commission.
  • Experience in using evidence to develop recommendations, preferably applied in a context relevant to the work of the Commission
  • Experience managing research projects, including preparing project plans, monitoring quality and timeliness, and supervising staff.
  • Experience designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative data analyses of data (for example, using SPSS, R, SAS, STATA, Python, Microsoft SQL Server or other similar program).

  • Excellent analytical and insightful writing skills, including the ability to prepare a variety of research and policy outputs in a timely manner.

 Qualifications/ Professional Registrations/ Other Requirements:

  • Certified copies of all qualifications must be produced at time of interview
  • Possession of tertiary qualifications relevant to the role (e.g., social science, criminology, psychology, statistics) is a requirement.  Honours, Research Masters or PhD is highly regarded. Qualifications acquired from an overseas educational institution will only be accepted where the qualification has been recognised to an equivalent level in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework.

For more detailed information, including how to apply, download the role description.

For any inquiries, please contact Paul Alsbury on telephone (07) 3360 6041 or email Paul.Alsbury@ccc.qld.gov.au.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Further information

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QLD/316802 – Lawyer (PO4)

Source: Crime and Corruption Commission – Queensland


Fortitude Valley

The Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) is a statutory body set up to combat and reduce the incidence of major crime and corruption in the public sector in Queensland. Its functions and powers are set out in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001.

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Position status Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Justice & Legal
Classification PO4
Workplace Location Brisbane – North
Job ad reference QLD/316802
Closing date 24-Jul-2019
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Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration 4 months (with possible extension)
Contact person Paul Alsbury
Contact details 3360 6041

 The ideal applicant will demonstrate capability in the following requirements:

  • Knowledge of criminal or administrative law and its application and a knowledge, or ability to rapidly acquire knowledge, of the Crime and Corruption Act 2001 and other relevant legislation and the Commission’s policies and procedures, preferably demonstrated by relevant experience of or in a public sector agency or other law enforcement agency.
  • Ability to analyse complex legal and factual issues to make high quality decisions and judgments to provide expert legal advice and to meet deadlines in a high-pressure work environment.
  • Well developed written communication skills including the ability to prepare briefs of evidence, legal process documents, detailed reports and correspondence covering legal and factual issues.
  • Well developed interpersonal and oral communication skills including the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, and to liaise and consult effectively with other officers in the Commission and with external stakeholders.

Qualifications/ Professional Registrations/ Other Requirements:

  • Certified copies of all qualifications must be produced at time of interview.
  • Possession of tertiary qualifications in law is a requirement. Qualifications acquired from an overseas educational institution will only be accepted where the qualification has been recognised to an equivalent level in accordance with the Australian Qualifications Framework.
  • Admission, or eligibility for immediate admission, as a Legal Practitioner, Barrister or Solicitor in an Australian jurisdiction.

For more detailed information, including how to apply, download the role description.

For any inquiries, please contact Paul Alsbury on telephone (07) 3360 6041 or email Paul.Alsbury@ccc.qld.gov.au.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

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Truck driver evades police in Long Gully

Source: State of Victoria Police

Thursday, 11 July 2019 01:56

Bendigo police are appealing for public assistance and are searching for a stolen truck that failed to pull over for police in Long Gully yesterday.

Police have been told a white 2018 Hino tipper truck, registration 1MN 5CR was stolen from a nature strip on Lower Beckhams Road in Maiden Gully just after midday.

The truck, with ‘Outdoor Edge landscapes’ signage on both doors contained the victim’s wallet and tools.

The stolen truck was later spotted by police travelling west on Havilah Road in Long Gully just after 11pm.

Police attempted to intercept the truck, but the driver failed to pull over and no pursuit was initiated.

Investigators have released an image of the stolen truck in the hope someone knows of its current whereabouts.

Police are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone that may have dash-cam footage and was in the area at the time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a confidential on-line report at www.crimestoppers.com.au

Leading Senior Constable Melissa Seach

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New way forward for management of Cape York’s national parks

Source: Government of Queensland Regions

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In Cairns for the first meeting of theCape York Peninsula Regional Protected Area Management Committee, Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch said this group was ensuring the cultural and environmental values of Cape York Peninsula’s jointly managed national parks are being protected.

“The environment in Cape York is unlike anywhere else in the world, and Traditional Owners, who have been caring for land and sea for thousands of generations, are working in partnership with Government and sharing knowledge and history to ensure it is protected,” she said.

“The Cape York Peninsula Regional Protected Area Management Committee is made up of 19 members – all representing the interest of Traditional Owners across all jointly managed national parks.

“This committee is providing advice on environmental, cultural and heritage protection, as well as Indigenous employment, resourcing, governance and management plans for protected areas.”

Olkola Traditional Owner and Committee Chair Michael Ross welcomed the Committee’s establishment.

“Traditional Owners bring generations of knowledge to make sure our country is looked after,” he said.

“We want to work with the Government as partners so future generations can look after country too. It’s important that we share knowledge and work together so our culture is strong and our country is healthy. This committee gives us the voice to do that.”

Ms Enoch said the establishment of this Committee came on top of the collaborative work that had been ongoing between the Government and Cape York’s Traditional Owners for many years.

“Traditional Owners and Government have been working together for many years, through joint decision making and budgeting; sharing information and using Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Science to protect and improve national parks,” she said.

“The Committee will provide Government with advice and guidance on how, in partnership, we can best manage protected areas on Cape York Peninsula.

“The committee’s advice will guide us on how best to work with Traditional Owners in protecting and managing national park (CYPAL) lands in the Cape York Region.”

 

Media contact: 0437 859 987

 

Official opening of Townsville Police Communications Centre

Source: Government of Queensland Regions

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The new centre services an area from Home Hill in the south to Cardwell Range in the north and across to Mount Isa in the west.

The new centre is part of a virtualised Tripe Zero (000) network whereupon the 13 police communications centres can work independently and in collaboration with each other, with CCTV and radio being able to be duplicated at other communication centres.

The new centre commenced operation on May 8 when staff transitioned from the Townsville Police Station into the new purpose-built facility.

The centre has a dedicated team of one officer in charge, 14 police officers and 33 staff members.

Minister Ryan said the opening of the new centre epitomised the continued commitment of the Queensland Police Service and the Queensland Government to keeping policing facilities at the highest standard.

“New facilities such as this are vital for police, Triple Zero (000) call-takers and radio dispatchers to provide excellent policing services to the community,” Minister Ryan said.

“I know that Townsville police take pride in this new communications centre and will continue to deliver a quality service to their community.”

Commissioner Carroll said the new centre would allow for greater visibility and command and control during times of critical incidents and natural disasters.

“This new purpose-built centre is a self-sufficient, resilient site that will continue to provide exceptional policing services to Queenslanders,” Commissioner Carroll said.

“I recognise the work our police officers do here in Townsville to continually make this part of the state a safe and wonderful place.”

Media contacts 

Minister Ryan’s Office: Ph: (07) 3035 8300

Police Media: Ph: (07) 3015 2444

 

Prosecution for NDIS fraud

Source: Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions

The Victorian County Court has today sentenced Mohamed Osman Omar (36), to four years imprisonment, after he pleaded guilty to defrauding the National Insurance Disability Scheme (NDIS) of more than $370,000, and attempting to obtain a further amount of more than $85,000. He will be eligible for parole in two and a half years.

Between June and August 2018, Mr Omar, a registered provider of services to NDIS participants, accessed the accounts of 230 NDIS participants. He made 392 requests for payment from the NDIS for services that he did not provide.

Mr Omar used the fraudulently obtained funds to purchase luxury items including two motor vehicles.

“Fraudulent claiming impacts on the funds available to NDIS recipients” said the CDPP’s head of Revenue and Benefits Fraud, Deputy Director James Carter.

“We will continue to work with our Taskforce partner agencies to ensure that those who might abuse the system are deterred from doing so.”

Anyone who is aware of fraud being committed against the NDIS should contact the Australian Federal Police, or the NDIS fraud hotline, on 1800 650 717

Massive Boost To Cyber Security Training In Ballarat

Source: Government of Victoria 2

Students in Ballarat will soon have access to state-of-the-art technology and training to get the skills they need for the jobs they want in the booming IT sector, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and the Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today visited FedUni TAFE’s Mount Helen campus to announce more than $940,000 to support cutting-edge cyber security training and equipment under the Labor Government’s Regional and Specialist Training Fund.

The funding will assist FedUni TAFE to build a dedicated IT laboratory, complete with industry-leading equipment, to create a simulated network environment. This in turn will assist FedUni TAFE to deliver the Certificate IV in Cyber Security.

FedUni TAFE is working with IT companies IBM and CT4 to ensure this course is fit-for-purpose and that graduates have access to cyber security job opportunities with these employers.

The Certificate IV in Cyber Security course has been made tuition-free from 2019 under the Free TAFE program, which has seen more than 19,000 students enrolled in Free TAFE courses, driving a doubling of commencements compared to the same TAFE courses at the same time last year.

The Regional and Specialist Training Fund enables training to be delivered that meet industry-led demand for specific skills in regions, and specialist areas that are not being adequately met in the current training market.

To maintain and grow Victoria’s skills base, the Labor Government is continuing to prioritise TAFE and training in this year’s budget with an investment of $231.1 million. This includes $41.2 million to continue to support the delivery of Free TAFE courses.

Since 2015, the Labor Government has committed more than $1.3 billion to rebuild our TAFE and training system and ensure students can get the skills they need for the jobs they want.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney

“We are making sure Ballarat students have access to the equipment and training they need, so they can get jobs in in cyber security and IT.”

“Free TAFE has changed people’s lives. It gives people confidence and new skills. It supports career changes and ensures that local businesses have the workers they need.”

Quote attributable to Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison

“Access to cutting edge training and equipment means that FedUni TAFE students will gain the skills and knowledge needed to get jobs in the ever expanding cyber security field.”

Looking after Country Grants now open

Source: Government of Queensland Regions

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Coinciding with NAIDOC Week, the next round of Looking after Country Grants has now been opened by the Palaszczuk Government.

“This week during NAIDOC Week we are reflecting on working together for a shared future, and looking after the environment and country is part of this,” Ms Enoch said.

“First Nations peoples have been caring for the environment for thousands of generations, and these grants recognise the knowledge and connection that Traditional Owners have with land and sea.

“Grants of up to $75,000 per project are available to successful applicants to support important work in conserving the environment and cultural heritage on country, which can include traditional fire management practices, pest, weed and animal control, cultural heritage mapping and data collection, and development of country management plans.”

The grants program also supports job creation in Indigenous communities.

Thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to supporting jobs across all sectors, there has been 8200 jobs created in the Cairns region in the past year and unemployment is below 5%.

Member for Cook Cynthia Lui said the Looking after Country Grants program, previously known as the Land and Sea Grants Program, has been supporting on-the-ground conservation projects for more than a decade.

“The benefits of the program go beyond the main objective of caring for country,” she said.

“This program also provides opportunities for local employment and skills development, partnership development and the sharing of intergenerational knowledge.”

Minister Enoch said a number of past recipients have used their funding to help increase their capacity to care for their country.

“For example, Olkola Aboriginal Corporation and Buda-dji Aboriginal Development Association both now host Indigenous ranger teams funded by the Queensland Indigenous Land and Sea ranger program,” she said.

“They are successfully delivering ongoing cultural heritage and environmental management on their traditional country.”

Olkola Aboriginal Corporation has received a total $218,000 from these grants for various projects, including identifying significant heritage features for conservation, threatened species habitat protection and identifying sacred sites and important species.

Olkola Elder Mike Ross said the funding provided opportunities to employ people and have more people developing their skills by working on country.

“We used the funding to undergo a cultural and knowledge transfer by mapping the Mjoberg Trail, which helped us retrace the steps of our ancestors,” he said.

“There are five rivers that run through Olkola country and we used a grant to conduct a water testing program to establish how pristine the water is.

“We test the water quality three times a year and check the results against a data base and that allows us to learn what type of runoff is influences the quality of water in our rivers.

“These grants have helped re-establish the Olkola people back on country by educating young people that this is their country, and showing them how to care for their country.”

Wuthathi Aboriginal Corporation received $75,000 last financial year to develop and add to a comprehensive Healthy Country Plan for looking after environmentally-significant traditional lands around Shelburne Bay in Cape York.

Wuthathi Aboriginal Corporation director Christabel Warren said their Healthy Country Plan helped lay the foundation to continue land and sea management projects and carry out plans to improve infrastructure.

“The funding from Looking after Country Grants allowed us to hold workshops with Traditional Owners and help develop a comprehensive plan that takes into account the sensitivity of our environment, while also respecting the cultural and physical aspects of land and sea,” Ms Warren said.

“This has allowed us to develop a plan to improve infrastructure in a way that is appropriate for Wuthathi People and that protects the environment.”

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Councils, Indigenous Corporations, Traditional Owner groups, and organisations applying on behalf of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants, are eligible to apply.

Applications close on Friday 9 August 2019 at 5pm.

For more information, visit www.qld.gov.au/environment/plants-animals/community/grants-program

 

Media contact: 0437 859 987