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New Sharp Airlines services - - 7/10/2009

Sharp Airlines will commence trial airline services connecting Victoria and South Australia on Monday 12 October. Services will be from Avalon and Portland to Adelaide return three times per week.

As part of this expansion new flight schedules for all services have been released, please visit the website to access the new schedules as some services have changed, effective from 12 October.

The expansion and change in flight schedules is a result of customer feedback and Sharp Airline’s ongoing commitment to provide the very best in regional airline services.

Sharp Airlines aims to provide greater flexibility and options for passengers, this is the first step in Sharp Airlines expansion.

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Local Business Big Opportunities - Workshops - - 1/09/2009

Dear Members,
Here are some wonderful, cheap workshops being conducted by SED Consultants on behalf of the State Government.

Please ring Fiona if you wish to attend.

All the best,
Anita Rank
Executive Officer.

We advise the Local Business Big Opportunities Workshops are moving from Heywood to Portland.

We confirm that Workshop 2 and 3 will now take place from 6pm on Wednesday 9 September and Wednesday 23 September

at Richmond Henty Hotel – Turrett Room (left hand side of Bistro), 101 Bentinck Street, Portland.

Should you have any queries in this regard please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Kind regards,
Fiona Carey
SED Consulting Southwest
118 Koroit Street
Ph: +61 3 5561 5746

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Building our Future - - 14/07/2009

Business, Industry, Education & Community Representatives can be our guests at a breakfast to be hosted by the Committee for Portland.



Wednesday, July 22 - 7.30am for 7.45am at SANDILANDS

To secure your place phone Anita Rank Committee for Portland 0407 802 302 or Pam Stringer Glenelg & Southern Grampians LLEN on 5523 4207

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Invitation to the Member's Dinner - - 12/03/2009

An invitation to the March 19th Member's Dinner has gone out to all Committee for Portland members. Steve Moneghetti will feature as guest speaker in what should be a very enjoyable night

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2009 Calendar - - 16/02/2009

The 2009 Committee for Portland meetings calendar is now available. To see details on

  • Board meetings
  • Members breakfasts
  • Network dinners
  • AGM

Click the link below to download.

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January 2009 Newsletter now online - - 3/02/2009

Read about what's going on in January, including our visit from Jacinta Allan, training offers, new members, and our little secret that's just been let out of the bag!

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December Newsletter - - 22/01/2009

Our Newsletter for December 2008 is now available for download. Please click the link below to download.

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Invitation to December 16th Members' Dinner - - 8/12/2008

Members can now download their invitation to the December 16th Members' Dinner at Sandilands at 6pm. Please download and print out the invitation, and RSVP Anita Rank before the 12/12/08.

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November Newsletter - - 2/12/2008

Our Newsletter for November 2008 is now available for download. Please click the link below to download.

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$245 million lifeline for Victorian industry, jobs - - 19/11/2008

$245 million lifeline for Victorian industry, jobs

November 19, 2008 - 1:00PM
The Victorian government has thrown the state's flagging industry and manufacturing sector a $245-million lifeline to help secure local business and jobs.
- $245m for industry, manufacturing
- Will help stimulate jobs: Brumby
- Commitment to local tenders
Victorian Premier John Brumby announced the long-awaited industry and manufacturing strategy this morning, saying it would help stimulate jobs and make the sector internationally competitive in the face of tough economic conditions.
A key point of the strategy is the government's commitment to favour local bidders for state contracts over offshore tenders.
Mr Brumby said this would mean sourcing 40% of materials for new trains and rail locally.
"When two or more bids are comparable in terms of quality and whole-of-life pricing the government will continue to give preference to bids that maximise local industry benefits," he said.
"Major projects that are declared of strategic significance will have additional criteria that can include minimum local content requirements and an additional weighting given to local content."
The strategy includes $123 million for a manufacturing action plan, including a $50-million fund to help companies move into emerging markets, $97 million for the services sector and $25 million to help local industries expand into export markets.
"The Victorian government is taking action to ensure industry and manufacturing can turn the rapidly changing global economic conditions into opportunities to build future growth, secure and create new jobs and develop more innovative industries," Mr Brumby said.

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