Addressing your legal needs: Results from the recent Cullen Macleod Lawyers Legal Survey

Thank you to all those participants who recently took part in our short legal survey by sharing their insights and requirements. Delving into the legal challenges faced by WBN members, the data shows a significant portion, 40%, encountered legal hurdles in the last year. These challenges varied widely, underscoring the diverse legal landscape in which […]

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INVITATION FOR MEMBERS TO EXHIBIT AT CAREER DIRECTIONS CAREERS EXPO 2024

Career Directions Careers Expo 2024 is back for it’s fifth year and we are excited to bring another opportunity for our fellow Wheatbelt organisations to promote their employment and training opportunities to local and regional secondary students and jobseekers. Career Directions Careers Expo is a free community event delivered by Directions Workforce Solutions bringing together […]

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One view of Resilience

One View of Resilience

One View of Resilience Resilience is all about how we tackle life and its hurdles. At Rural West, we frequently work with farming and business families where unexpected events create financial difficulties. In many of these cases, we find that the unexpected events are almost always interspersed with other challenges – creating a complex situation. […]

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WBN Elevate and Celebrate Ladies Lunch a huge success

On Friday 13th October, sixty amazing Wheatbelt and regional women filled the York Recreation and Convention Centre, bringing an energy that can only be created by passionate, driven and supportive regional women. WBN’s “Elevate and Celebrate” Ladies Luncheon had begun and together we listened intently to the inspiring, relatable and raw stories from our outstanding […]

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Are you on top of the new changes to the Fair Work Act?

As an employer or manager, it is important that you are aware of new employee entitlement obligations as a result of recent changes to the Fair Work Act. To help you, we outline these for you below. 1. Unpaid Parental LeaveCommencing 1 July 2023, employees have greater flexibility in utilising this leave. Employees will now […]

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Rural West and WBN partner to further support businesses in the Wheatbelt

Wheatbelt Business Network and Rural West Partner to Support Regional Businesses

The Wheatbelt Business Network (WBN) is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Rural West, aimed at broadening the reach of financial counselling services offered by Rural West to regional small businesses facing financial challenges. With Rural West on board as a sponsor, the WBN can now extend more support for its members and other […]

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Confidence Dims among Regional Businesses

MEDIA RELEASE  AARON MOREY CCIWA CHIEF ECONOMIST Confidence dims among regional businesses – CCIWA Regional Pulse  Confidence has faded among WA’s regional businesses, with CCIWA’s latest Regional Pulse report showing higher costs have swept aside signs of steadier business confidence in April.  The proportion of businesses with a confident outlook for the next three months […]

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State Wage Case decision – State minimum wage and WA award pay rates to increase from 1 July 2023

The Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission this week increased the state minimum wage and all pay rates in WA awards effective from the first pay period on or after 1 July 2023. The state minimum wage for adult employees (21 and over) will increase by 5.3% ($43.50 per week) to $863.40 per week. State award […]

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Lumen Launches in the Wheatbelt

The RDA Wheatbelt were excited to announce the opening of the Lumen Wheatbelt Regional University Centre (Lumen WRUC).  Officially opened at the Narrogin study hub by the Federal Assistant Minister for Education; Assistant Minister for Regional Development Senator the Hon. Anthony Chisholm and Senator for WA the Hon. Sue Lines. Also attended by Mr Peter […]

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CBH Wheatbelt Future’s Forum

We were absolutely thrilled to hold our first CBH Wheatbelt Future’s Forum last week at Muresk Institute and it being a sold out event. There was a wealth of information, guest speakers and networking opportunities abuzz throughout the whole day and we have received some fantastic feedback to ensure this becomes an inaugural event for […]

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