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HOW COOL IS THIS LEMONADE BUSINESS FLORIDA USA

September 7th, 2014

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Sour Lemons: T.J. Guerrero, 12, set up a time-honored American tradition: a lemonade stand in front of his family home in Dunedin, Fla. Then a neighbor replied with a newer American tradition regarding innocent youthful pastimes: he reported the stand to authorities. “Please help me regain my quiet home and neighborhood,” complained Doug Wilkey, 61, in a letter to city hall. The stand is an “illegal business” that increases traffic and parking problems in the neighborhood, and “I am very worried about the value of my home, which is why I built in a residential area, not a business area.” The city wasn’t concerned, especially after finding all of the other neighbors support T.J. “We’re not in the business of trying to regulate kids like that,” said city planning and development director Greg Rice. “We are not out there trying to put lemonade stands out of business.” Publicity over the fight has business booming for T.J., but the city is investigating Wilkey because of a tip that he allegedly runs a financial services company out of his home, and doesn’t have the license required to do so. He faces a $250 per day fine. (RC/Tampa Bay Times) …That would buy a lot of lemonade.

Henry Sapiecha

FLASHING BRIGHT BLUE LINE

MARYBOROUGH RV PARK DEVELOPER GETS RAW DEAL FROM QLD STATE GOVERNMENT

February 21st, 2013

FRASER COAST PARK DEVELOPER GETS SNUBBED BY STATE TRANSPORT

THE developer behind Maryborough’s RV Homebase has slammed the attitude of Minister for Transport Scott Emerson after he refused to review requirements to upgrade a major intersection.

RV Homebase chairman Peter Shadforth met the minister last week and asked for infrastructure agreement, where the department would fund a $750,000 upgrade to the corner of Teddington Rd and Gympie Rd.

The company would then pay back the money in increments over the next five years, as the upgrade was a condition of their development being approved.

But Mr Shadforth said he had been bitterly disappointed by what he called an anti-industry reaction from the minister in their 20-minute meeting, with a flat-out no to the proposal.

The Camping Equipment Company

“He had made his mind up before he came,” Mr Shadforth said.

Mr Shadforth said he accepted it was their obligation to complete the upgrade, but said had he waited for an infrastructure agreement to be included in the development application, he would still be waiting to start the project.

“I am not looking for a handout, just some relief in spending in the early stages of the project,” he said.

The Tinana retirement village is currently home to about 35 people, with that number expected to double in the next few months.

It will eventually have 210 homes with large garages and communal leisure facilities, built to suit grey nomads, at a cost of about $70 million.

A representative for the Minister said their priority was repairing flood damage, not bailing out a developer.

“Mr Shadforth entered into an agreement committing him to upgrading the intersection at a certain stage of his development,” the representative said.

“We won’t be accepting Mr Shadforth’s request for taxpayers to fund his responsibilities.”


The Camping Equipment Company

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FRASER COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL CONTACT DETAILS FOR COUNCILLORS

January 23rd, 2013

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sph0825CURRENT FRASER COAST COUNCILLORS PROFILES

GERARD O’CONNELL [Mayor]

gerard.oconnell@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0438231868                    0741974323

PO Box 1943 Hervey Bay Q4655

CR.JAMES HANSEN-DIV-1

PortfolioPrimary production & rural infrastructure

james.hansen@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448074310

CR.PHIL TRUSCOTT-DIV 2

Portfolio-Waterways & Coastal infrastructure

phil.truscott@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448051462

CR.CHRIS LOFT-DIV 3

Portfolio-Small business,Manufacturing & service industry

chris.loft@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0418227142

CR.DANIEL SANDERSON-DIV 4

Portfolio-City & Town Centre development

daniel.sanderson@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448073355

CR.ROLF LIGHT-DIV 5

Portfolio-Aviation

rolf.light@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448038891

CR.TREVOR McDONALD [Deputy Mayor]-DIV 6

Portfolio-Infrastructure planning & delivery

trevor.mcdonald@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448075332

CR.DARREN EVERARD-DIV 7

Portfolio-Sport, Recreation,Open spaces & events

darren.everard@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448045041

CR.ROBERT GARLAND-DIV 8

Portfolio-Health, Education & training

robert.garland@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448038831

CR.STUART TAYLOR-DIV 9

Portfolio-Tourism & Regional marketing

stuart.taylor@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0421602480

CR.GEORGE SEYMOUR-DIV 10

Portfolio-Community,Cultural & Family services

george.seymour@frasercoast.qld.gov.au

0448183372

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May 1st, 2012


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FRASER COAST STATE MEMBER ELECTIONS CANDIDATES TO FRONT UP FOR A ‘MEET THE CANDIDATES’ EVENT AT BURRUM

March 14th, 2012

THE FRASER COAST STATE ELECTIONS ARE TO BE HELD SOON, SO COME AND HEAR WHAT THE CANDIDATES HAVE TO SAY ABOUT WHAT THEY OFFER THIS COMMUNITY

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DRINK THE POISONED WATER & BE SAVED SAYS THE FRASER COAST REGIONAL COUNCIL & WIDEBAY WATER, BECAUSE WE KNOW WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU.

June 27th, 2011

Media Release

Fluoride in Fraser Coast drinking water


The compulsory addition of fluoride to our drinking water is an issue that has polarised opinion within our community. It has created much heated debate with those on either side holding very strong convictions as to its benefits or potential risks.

The central problem is that this addition has been mandated by the state government without any consultation with the people who use the water. One would think that, in a democracy, such consultation would be seen as necessary.

But there will be a state election within the next 10 months, so we have the opportunity to pressure all the candidates to commit to a change of this legislation. To commit to making the addition of fluoride to drinking water a voluntary process depending on the wishes of the people.

If the legislation was so changed then it would be incumbent upon the Council to conduct a referendum of all the water users to determine whether or not they wish to have fluoride added to their drinking water.

If elected to the mayoralty next year I pledge that I will do everything I possibly can to ensure such a referendum occurs and that Council abides by the peoples decision.

Bur first we must have the legislation changed. So I urge people to let the candidates know how you feel, either for or against. Sign any of the petitions circulating or submit a ‘people’s mandate’ form with the appropriate authority.

This may be our one opportunity to allow the people’s voice to be heard on this issue, so do not let it go to waste.

More Information

Jim MacKellar

Fraser Coast

Mobile: 0418 732 506

The publisher Henry Sapiecha wishes to add that he strongly opposes addition of any poisons [& THAT MEANS FLUORIDE] to our drinking water supply

How dare any government do this without confirmation by the people.

If we want it we can add it ourselves to the water we drink.

Public servants tell us we need protection from ourselves & police us to the max with most aspects of our lives. Now they are telling us what to drink.

They say they know what is good for us & we have no choice.

Well F…….. you I say.Let the council people drink the poisoned water and leave us our fresh clean unpolluted water to drink

LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION TO SPEAK AT HERVEY BAY QLD CHAMBER BREAKFAST

April 23rd, 2011

Hervey Bay & Maryborough

Chamber Breakfast

4 May, 2011

Speaker:   Jeff Seeney, Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for State Development
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure & Planning
Shadow Minister for Reconstruction
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Topic:        Small & Medium business in Regional Towns –
What actions and support will be forthcoming
from the LNP to enable them to survive and
prosper


The Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Maryborough Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them at their first joint breakfast for the 2011 year:

When:   Wednesday, 4 May
Where:  The Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan
Time:     6.45am for a 7.00am start
Cost:     $30 Members
$40 Non Members
RSVP:   3 May (10am)

Seats will be limited, so REGISTER NOW!

Pre registration and payment (by EFT or Credit Card) must be made prior to 10am, 3 May.

CLICK HERE to download registration form. Registration form must be faxed to 1300 886 993 or sent via email to admin@herveybaychamber.asn.au

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
E: admin@herveybaychamber.asn.au

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WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY NEEDS & CHANGES.MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

March 25th, 2011

WORKPLACE PRACTICES NEED YOUR INPUT

21 March 2011

In this special edition:

> Business Update
> CCIQ Survey
> Key Elements of the National WHS Act
> Key Changes from current Queensland WHS requirements
> Where to from here?
> Further Information

Business Update

Harmonisation of Workplace Health and Safety

On the 1 January 2012, all jurisdictions across Australia will implement model work health and safety (WHS) laws. This harmonisation process is part of the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) National Reform Agenda where all Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments agreed to achieve national consistency through the development of a WHS legislative framework (including model WHS Act, model regulations and Codes of Practice).

The WHS harmonisation process was agreed to in order to deliver similar laws in each jurisdiction to ensure a more consistent approach across state borders, reduce the red tape and compliance costs on business and create a seamless national economy.

The national model Work Health and Safety Act was endorsed by the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council in December 2009. Now, Safe Work Australia (SWA) is consulting on a range of documents that aim to assist employers and other duty holders to comply with their respective duties of care and include the Draft Model WHS Regulations and Model Codes of Practice. The main elements of the new national WHS Act are listed below for your information.

CCIQ Survey

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is currently preparing a submission to SWA in response to this consultation process, as well as preparing information to assist our members and the businesses who receive our WHS services to prepare for the forthcoming changes in legislation. We are also working with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland on issues in the lead up to and implementation of the new legislation in Queensland.

As part of CCIQ’s submission to SWA we are undertaking a survey of businesses to obtain an understanding of where employers are at in relation to WHS and to identify concerns employers have about moving to a new system from 1 January 2012. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 30 March 2011.

To complete the survey click here.

Key Elements of the National Model WHS Act

The national model Work Health and Safety Act was endorsed by the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council in December 2009. Under the Act, duties of care exist for employers, persons in control of a workplace, upstream parties (such as designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers) as well as workers.

Detailed information on the national model WHS Act is available on the SWA explanatory memorandum which can be found by following the link at the Safe Work Australia website.

Within the national model WHS Act is the primary duty of care for employers will be to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers and others who may be affected by the carrying out of work. Furthermore, there will be a requirement that officers of corporations and unincorporated bodies exercise due diligence to ensure compliance.

Other key elements of the national model WHS requirements include:

  • Reporting requirements for notifiable incidents such as the serious illness, injury or death of persons and dangerous incidents arising out of the business or undertaking;
  • Authorisations such as licences, permits and registrations (eg. for persons engaged in high risk work or users of certain plant or substances);
  • Provision for worker consultation, participation and representation at the workplace;
  • Provision for the resolution of health and safety issues;
  • Protection against discrimination for those who exercise or perform, or seek to exercise or perform, powers, functions or rights under the Act;
  • An entry permit scheme that allows union officials to inquire into suspected contraventions affecting workers who are members, or eligible to be members of the relevant union and to consult and advise such workers about health and safety matters;
  • Compliance and enforcement measures and sanctions, including enforceable undertakings; and
  • Regulation-making powers and administrative processes, such as the review of decisions.

Key Changes from Current Queensland WHS Requirements

One of the key changes between current Queensland WHS laws and the new system is that the duty of care is quantified by the term “reasonably practicable”, meaning that employers will be required to do what is reasonably practicable to ensure the WHS of their employees, rather than the current obligation for employers to “ensure” the WHS of their employees (an absolute duty of care).

Furthermore, workers will be required to exercise reasonable care to ensure that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons at the workplace.

There will also be a move away from company directors being held liable for infringements by the company, however they will be required to have a positive and proactive duty to exercise due diligence. This requires company directors to:

  • Acquire and keep up-to-date knowledge of health and safety matters;
  • Gain an understanding of hazards and risks associated with the company’s operations;
  • Ensure appropriate resources are available for use to eliminate/minimise risks from work carried out;
  • Ensure appropriate processes for obtaining information about incidents, hazards and risks, and responding to them;
  • Ensure processes for complying with duties are implemented, e.g. reporting, consultation arrangements, training and instruction;
  • Verify the provision and use of resources for the matters listed above.

Other key changes between current Queensland WHS laws and the new laws include:

  • There is no reverse onus of proof. The onus of proving all elements of an offence, including whether the duty holder has adopted reasonable practicable measures, rests with the Regulator;
  • Workplace Health and Safety Officers (WHSOs) will not be required, however health and safety representatives (HSRs) have increased training and rights within the workplace;
  • HSRs will represent defined work groups which need to be negotiated with the business operator;
  • Health and safety issues are to be resolved in accordance with an agreed dispute resolution procedure which must be in writing;
  • HSRs will be able to issue provisional improvement notices (PIN’s) and can direct workers to cease work after consultation and an attempt to resolve an issue, or without consultation if there is an immediate and imminent threat to health and safety.

Where To From Here?

The model WHS Act was agreed in 2009. The model WHS Regulations and priority model Codes of Practice have been released for public consultation until the 4 April 2011. Following the closure of this consultation period, SWA will review all submissions and make necessary changes.

In June 2011, the model WHS Regulations package will be presented to and agreed by the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council. Following approval by Cabinet, all State and Territory Governments will then be responsible for implementing the model Act, Regulations and Codes of Practice in their jurisdictions for commencement on the 1 January 2012.

Further Information

Additional information on the current consultation process is available on the Safe Work Australia website. To contact CCIQ, please email policy@cciq.com.au.

To complete the survey and go in the draw for a $250 Coles Group and Myer Gift Voucher, please complete the attached survey by 5pm Wednesday 30th March 2011.

Contact t: 07 3842 2267 | e: policy@cciq.com.au | w: www.cciq.com.au

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AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT FUNDING OF $200M FOR SKILL SHORTAGES

February 25th, 2011

You are here: SkillsProgramsSkills and Training Programs > Critical Skills Investment Fund

The Critical Skills Investment Fund (the Fund) provides $200 million Australian Government co funding for industry partnerships to undertake projects that provide training and employment opportunities in critical industry sectors.

The goal of the Fund is to help increase the supply of skilled labour for enterprises in these sectors.  To achieve this, the Fund will support projects that train and place job seekers into available positions, or that up-skill existing workers to meet new demands. The Fund may also be used to support the recommendations of the National Resources Sector Employment Taskforce (NRSET).

The Advisory Board for the Critical Skills Investment Fund was announced on 12 November 2010 by Senator Chris Evans, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations. The Board, comprising seven external members with relevant expertise in employment, training, labour market and skills development, will be responsible for overseeing the Fund’s administration.

The Critical Skills Investment Fund Guidelines set out the funding arrangements, eligibility requirements, application process and assessment criteria for project proposals under the Fund.  The Guidelines are now available to assist organisations in understanding the program.

The first funding round will be announced soon.

Consultations on the Draft Guidelines occurred in late 2010 and all submissions were considered before finalising the guidelines.

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Critical Skills Investment Fund.

ELECTION PROMISE BY A CONTENDER FOR THE NEXT LOCAL FRASER COAST ELECTIONS.ARE YOU A STARTER?THEN SEND US YOUR MESSAGE.

February 13th, 2011

Invest in Your Future

The unedited article is posted with no input or opinion from the editor


Help ensure that we elect better Councillors to the Fraser Coast Regional Council (FCRC) at the next elections.

If you desire a proactive Council that will provide us with –

Ø  A more realistic system of rates and Charges;

Ø  More transparent and responsive representation;

Ø  More accountability of where our money is spent;

Ø  More responsible use of Council money;

Ø  Opportunities for our children and grandchildren to have a better lifestyle.

Then we need your help to secure these results at the Council elections.

There are three (3) ways you can invest in the future of the Fraser Coast –

1.       Invest Your Time – Invest some of your time to talk to your friends and neighbours about what we are working to achieve. It is achievable if we all pull together. Also invest a little time to tell us about the issues that concern you and any solutions would like to see the Council implement. Help us to spread the word – there is a better way.

2.       Invest Your Energy – Through this year we need people to help deliver newsletters. If you walk for exercise or have some spare time and energy, you could be of great assistance to the cause by dropping off some newsletters along your way. The more we can deliver the wider we can spread the message that there is a better way.

3.       Invest Your Money – Just $10 to $20 each month will help us to continue to spread the word around the Fraser Coast. Think of pledging $10 – $20 each month as an investment. When we elect a new Council, the Councillors can vote to return the money paid by Wide Bay Water (WBW) to the FCRC back into the water and sewerage rates where it rightfully belongs. And this will mean a saving of at least $250 each year for you and every other user of the services.

It is a big job, there is no denying that, but with your help we can do it. Because we believe passionately that there is a better way for our Council to serve its people. We must make this potential into a reality before it is too late and we are forever condemned to be the poorest people of Queensland with too few employment opportunities, and too many expenses.

Please call Jim MacKellar on 0418732506 if you can be of assistance

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