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. […]Continue reading "One View of Resilience"
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 […]Continue reading "WBN Elevate and Celebrate Ladies Lunch a huge success"
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 […]Continue reading "Are you on top of the new changes to the Fair Work Act?"
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 […]Continue reading "Wheatbelt Business Network and Rural West Partner to Support 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 […]Continue reading "Confidence Dims among Regional Businesses"
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 […]Continue reading "State Wage Case decision – State minimum wage and WA award pay rates to increase from 1 July 2023"
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 […]Continue reading "Lumen Launches in the Wheatbelt"
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 […]Continue reading "CBH Wheatbelt Future’s Forum"
With our Pingelly hospitality students halfway through their training, the Local Jobs Program team organised an employer meet up event in October with three local hospitality employers, who shared their own journey in the industry and some advice and tips to candidates starting out. Our Employment Facilitator, Emma Everett, facilitating the event, encouraged the students […]Continue reading "Pingelly hospitality training collaboration – a case study in “thin market” training delivery"
Over 120 business owners and sponsors travelled to the beautiful heritage listed building to celebrate the success of Wheatbelt businesses. Rik Soderlund, Chief Executive Officer of the Wheatbelt Business Network said “even before the award ceremony had begun, the theatre was full of energy and anticipation”. A common theme was established in the winners acceptance speeches, and that was how […]Continue reading "The 2022 Wheatbelt Business Excellence Awards – A Huge Success"