Showing posts with label Tourism News. Show all posts
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12 May 2020

Uncle Tom's Pies, Mullumbimby NSW

May 12, 2020 0 Comments
Uncle Tom's Pies

Address: 194 Gulgan Road

Brunswick Heads, New South 


Uncle Toms Menu

I highly recommend you ring 
Call (02) 6684 4041 
to check they have the Pie of Choice

Opening Hours
Monday 6am–6:30pm
Tuesday 6am–6:30pm
Wednesday 6am–6:30pm
Thursday 6am–6:30pm
Friday 6am–6:30pm
Saturday 7:30am–4:30pm
Sunday 8am–4pm
CLOSED Christmas Day
Boxing Day 10am-3pm
New Years Day 10am-3pm

21 July 2019

Queenslanders love fishing more than ever, with almost 1 million casting a line

July 21, 2019 0 Comments
Queenslanders love fishing more than ever, with almost 1 million casting a line
The results are in and Queenslanders love fishing more than ever, with almost 1 million casting a line over the last year.
Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said new survey results showed almost one in five Queenslanders went fishing at least once in the past year.
“More than 8,500 people have taken part in Queensland’s biggest survey of recreational fishing in six years,” Mr Furner said.
“Based on the responses, an estimated 943,000 Queenslanders, or nearly 19 per cent of the population, cast a line at least once over the last year.
“Six years ago only 15 per cent of people surveyed said they’d gone fishing, but these latest results show that the popularity of fishing in Queensland is growing.”
Mr Furner said the growth in numbers underlined the importance of the Palaszczuk Government’s Sustainable Fisheries reforms.
“We are determined to build a legacy of a sustainable fishery for our children and our grandchildren,” Mr Furner said.
“With close to 1 million Queenslanders enjoying fishing and an increasing number of tourists contributing to growth in related industries, we owe it to future generations to look after this resource now and in to the future.”
Mr Furner said participation rates in most of regional Queensland were also increasing.
“The largest increase was on the Gold Coast, where more than 13 per cent of people said they’d been fishing at least once compared to just under nine per cent in the last survey six years ago,” Mr Furner said.
“But it’s in north Queensland where the passion for fishing truly lies, with 38 per cent of people in the Mackay Hinterland, 36 per cent in the Far North and 34 per cent in the Northern hinterland areas casting a line in the last year.
“And it seems people are getting hooked on fishing at a younger age too, with the survey showing more than 23 per cent of respondents were under the age of 14, compared to 20 per cent six years ago.”
The second stage of the state-wide recreational fishing survey is now underway with more than 2,500 households invited to complete the 12 month logbook diary to contribute their important recreational catch and effort information.
The Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting recreational fishing in Queensland and providing a world class recreational fishing experience. 
This commitment has included $10 million for the establishment of three net free zones in 2015.
The government also provided $100,000 in matched funding to each of Cairns, Mackay and Rockhampton to promote the net free zones.
Mr Furner said the latest findings were timely with the release last month of its $100,000 recreational fishing grants program.
“The grants program aims to support activities and projects which enhance recreational fishing across the state,” he said.
Applications closed earlier in July and are currently being evaluated.
For more information, visit
 or call 13 25 23.

Attribution: Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries. The Honourable Mark Furner. Media Statements QLD via

15 July 2019

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival experienced record growth in 2019

July 15, 2019 0 Comments
Blues on Broadbeach
Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival experienced record growth in 2019 

New data released this month shows the Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival experienced record growth in 2019 with more than 50,000 people attending each day of the iconic event, pumping more than $25 million into the local economy.

Assistant Tourism Industry Development Minister and Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said more people than ever enjoyed the event, delivering strong outcomes for the Gold Coast.

“It’s event like this that have helped contribute to an extra 14,000 jobs on the Gold Coast in the past year. We want to see that strong employment growth continue so we’ll keep supporting the local tourism industry,” she said.

“Blues on Broadbeach continues to be a powerhouse event for the Gold Coast and for Queensland.

“The festival experienced record growth in 2019, generating more than 169,000 visitor nights for the local tourism industry.

“This proves people are staying for longer and spending more money while they’re on the Gold Coast.”

Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said Blues on Broadbeach generated $25 million for the Coast this year – 19 per cent growth year-on-year.

“We invest in major events because they support local jobs and help to grow the tourism industry on the Coast,” she said.

“With the support of the government, Blues on Broadbeach is growing from strength to strength.

“This year we saw more than 15,000 visitors from outside the state come to the event – great news for local businesses.

“The continued growth of the festival is a great example of how strong events complement the Gold Coast’s natural tourism assets. 

“Over the last five years, we’ve more than doubled the value of Queensland’s major events calendar, this year tipped to generate $800 million.”

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the record results cemented the Gold Coast’s position as a key player in the major events arena.

“Our hard work in growing existing, and securing new, world-class events for our city continues as part of our strategy to diversify and strengthen our economy,” he said. 

“Blues on Broadbeach is a signature event that epitomises the spirit of so many Gold Coast events – family-friendly, entertaining and fun – and I know it will continue to thrive.”

Broadbeach Alliance CEO Jan McCormick said the event would continue to grow.

“Events are so important to the tourism economy of the Gold Coast and Blues on Broadbeach certainly hits above its weight in delivering a strong economic impact to the city,” she said.

“Since 2013, when accurate market research was first undertaken, Blues has grown from an attendance of 30,000 per day to more than 50,000 per day over four days in 2019. 

“Plans are well under way for the 2020 festival, with some exciting announcements coming later this year on the line-up and new look festival.”

The Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival is supported by the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland.

Source: Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games
The Honourable Kate Jones 
Media Statements QLD via 

21 April 2019

Outback Tourism Events fund $3 million grants

April 21, 2019 0 Comments
Kangaroos Australian OutbackImage by DJ Ludlow from Pixabay
Outback Tourism Events fund $3 million grants 
The Palaszczuk Government's new $3 million grants scheme to help fund new or existing events, attractions and festivals right across the Outback and Queensland’s regions has been rushed.
The Year of Outback Tourism Events assessment panel is now sorting through 73 applications received for the first round of grants of up to a $100,000.
Total funding applied for is $4.05 million, with the average request at $56,335.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said she is delighted by the wide variety and imaginative scope of the ventures seeking backing.
“They involve so much fun at far-flung events in all corners of our state and are a welcome boost for local economies.
“It proves once again, so many Queenslanders have great, innovative ideas for new tourist and visitor ventures, and possess that all-important entrepreneurial drive to succeed.
“Some of the unique events being considered to include an outback, food wine and music festival and space odyssey experience, large Trailblazing the West artworks commissioned for 10 towns and promotions relating to cultural and indigenous tourism.
“These brand-new ventures and events will help throw out the biggest welcome mat the Outback and the regions have ever had,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
All successful applicants for the first round of grants will be notified next month.
Another round of funding from the Premier's the Year of Outback Tourism scheme is scheduled to open in June.
"We are delivering the infrastructure and major events needed to grow this industry. The Year of Outback Tourism campaign is about selling these experiences.
“I’m confident the calibre of the new ventures we will help fund will become very popular, permanent fixtures on the must-do list of great events in the west and regional Queensland.
“Working with locals on a strategy in this way will ensure tourism numbers continue to grow in the years to come and create more sustainable jobs for people in the Outback,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
More tourists than ever before are touring Outback Queensland and for the first time, Queensland could crack one million visitors in 2019 – that is more than 13 per cent growth year-on-year.
The tourism sector there is worth more than $350 million and supports 3700 jobs.

Source: Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Media Statements QLD via

23 July 2018

Australian Education & Visa Centre Pty Ltd

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 Australian Education & Visa Centre Pty Ltd 

Immigration & naturalization service in Southport, Queensland
Phone: 07 5532 2688
1/47 Scarborough St, Southport QLD 4215
Opening Hours

20 July 2018

F/A 18 Super Hornet Daily Fly Past Surfers Paradise Beach

July 20, 2018 0 Comments
F/A-18 Super Hornet Daily Fly past  Surfers Paradise Beach, Don't Blink!!
Australian Airforce Protecting our coastline from unwanted Aliens.

Australian National Anthem Aboriginal lingo

July 20, 2018 0 Comments
Aboriginal Australian Anthem
Australian National Anthem Aboriginal lingo

Bunburra Aboriginal Australian Anthem Surfers Paradise Beach
Aboriginals are the first people of Australia 
Bunburra website 

07 July 2018

Tourism Gold Coast pump $4.7 billion into the Queensland economy.

July 07, 2018 0 Comments
Paradise Centre Cavill Mall 
Surfers Paradise  
Photo by Scorching Hot News
Tourism a driving force of Gold Coast economy
The Gold Coast’s tourism industry has recorded growth in the last year with new data released today showing the sector now pumps about $4.7 billion into the economy.

Assistant Tourism Industry Development Minister and Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon said Tourism Research Australia Satellite Account data for 2016-2017 showed 1.3 per cent growth in tourism gross regional product on the Gold Coast.

“Tourism is one of the Gold Coast’s most important industries,” she said.

“I’m proud to say tourism is now worth $4.7 billion a year to the Coast and employs nearly 42,000 people.

“This data is proof that we’re on the right track. But I know we can create more jobs in this sector over the next few years.

“That’s why I’m working with local tourism operators to grow this industry.”

Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said tourism was an important part of the Palaszczuk Government’s strategy to strengthen Queensland’s economy over the next three years.

“This data is a great result for the Gold Coast. I’m looking forward to working with Meaghan Scanlon to make sure these numbers continue to grow over the next three years,” she said.

“Queensland’s tourism industry is thriving under our government because we’re investing in this sector to stimulate our economy.

“We’re spending more in tourism than any Queensland government in history – this includes an extra $180 million in last month’s State Budget to grow this industry.

“Our priorities include working with tourism operators to build new attractions in important destinations like the Gold Coast, along with attracting more direct flights and securing more major events for our state.”


Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games
The Honourable Kate Jones/ Queensland Government

03 July 2018

Plantation Creek boat ramp $360,000 upgrade completed

July 03, 2018 0 Comments

Plantation Creek boat ramp $360,000 upgrade completed 
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the well-used boat ramp east of Ayr, was upgraded to improve safety for local boaties.
“The boat ramp was completely resurfaced with a slip-free treatment to meet current TMR design standards,” Mr Bailey said.
“The resurfaced ramp now has a design life of 50 years.’’
Mr Bailey thanked the community for their patience while works were carried out.
‘‘The ramp was closed for eight weeks to accommodate resurfacing works which we know is tough on local boaties because it keeps them off the water,’’ Mr Bailey said.
‘‘Locals can be assured the upgraded facility will now provide improved boating and fishing opportunities for many years to come.’’
Funding for the project was provided from the Queensland Government’s Marine Infrastructure Fund and Marine Infrastructure Investment Program.

Source: Minister for Transport and Main Roads
The Honourable Mark Bailey Queensland Government

26 June 2018

Great Barrier Reef shows Government work is paying off

June 26, 2018 0 Comments

Report on Great Barrier Reef shows work is paying off
The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed a report released today that has found the government is maximising its efforts to improve the health of the Great Barrier Reef.
, assesses how the Government has implemented the recommendations made in a previous report on managing water quality in the Great Barrier Reef.

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne Enoch said today’s report found that the Palaszczuk Government had fully implemented four out of the five recommendations, with the fifth partially implemented and progress underway.
“The Palaszczuk Government is committed to protecting the Great Barrier Reef now and for future generations,” Ms Enoch said.
“Protecting the Reef is one of our Government’s Advancing Queensland Priorities, and that is why we have invested a record $330 million over five years.”
Ms Enoch said the original audit report, from 2014-15, examined the Queensland Government’s contributions to improving the quality of water entering the Reef from adjacent catchments, specifically agricultural run-off.
“The positive finding’s in today’s updated report shows that the Palaszczuk Government’s commitments and initiatives for protecting our national treasure are a positive step towards change.
“This is wonderful news and shows initiatives such as the Queensland Reef Water Quality Program and establishing the Office of the Great Barrier Reef after we formed Government in 2015, are helping maximise our efforts to protect the Reef.
“Further, this report confirms our projects are based on science and proves we are providing value for our record investment in protecting the Reef.”
Ms Enoch said the follow-up audit also found there had been significant efforts to ensure further landholder practice change information was reported and model input deficiencies were addressed.
“The audit also noted that we have almost doubled the number of catchment monitoring sites which is providing increased knowledge to verify our modelled results,” Ms Enoch said.
“This report clearly demonstrates the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to improving the quality of water flowing to the Reef, whether that is through improved governance and policies or by providing additional funding.

“We will continue to deliver on our obligations and ensure the Great Barrier Reef remains the best managed natural wonder in the world,” Ms Enoch said.

Attribution: Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

01 February 2018

$30.66 million in funding under the latest round of Skilling Queenslanders for Work

February 01, 2018 0 Comments
The North Queensland Cowboys are one of 161 organisations to share in $30.66 million in funding under the latest round of Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.
Minister for Training and Skills Development, Shannon Fentiman visited the NRL Cowboys Clubhouse today to meet the Club’s hospitality trainees who are kicking career goals thanks to the Palaszczuk Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work.
“Skilling Queenslanders for Work is generating fantastic results around the state and the North Queensland Cowboys’ ‘Dream, Believe, Achieve’ project gives North Queenslanders who have struggled to find a job, the skills and training they need to find work and build a career,” Ms Fentiman said.
“Our investment in programs like this is a shining example of the Palaszczuk Government’s focus on jobs, with more than 13,000 people finding jobs thanks to the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative.”
“The North Queensland Cowboys have received an additional $194,700 under the latest round of funding to support a further 60 Queenslanders to gain the skills they need to get a job in our fast growing hospitality industry.”
“Improving job prospects for Queenslanders will boost the local economy and help businesses to grow.”
“We worked closely with business and industry to create more than 130,000 jobs in our first term in office – an average of 130 new jobs every day.”
“Dream, Believe, Achieve project here at the NRL Cowboys House is one of seven projects to share in over $1.7 million in funding for Townsville, supporting up to 288 Queenslanders to gain the skills they need to get into work under the latest round of funding. “
“Since Skilling Queenslanders for Work was reinstated by the Palaszczuk Government in 2015, $15 million has been invested in North Queensland to assist 3,405 people for 80 projects in the region.”
North Queensland Cowboys’ General Manager – Community Relations, Fiona Pelling, said the organisation was committed to supporting the local community, including people looking to join the workforce.
“Dream, Believe, Achieve has supported a range of people including quite a few mums who are looking for work for the first time in years, once their children are old enough, and really benefit from the training and support they receive through these projects,” Ms Pelling said.
“We have had 103 people complete one of our projects and seen 64 people go on to find jobs and 21 continue into further training.”
“The whole club looks for ways to engage with and support our community, especially with Australian of the Year nominee Jonathan Thurston leading our player group. Seeing the club’s network, including our present team and past players like Ray Thompson, getting behind our Skilling Queenslanders for Work participants and other community activities lifts everyone to keep working hard towards these goals.”
Skilling Queenslanders for Workfunds skills development, training and job opportunities for unemployed, disengaged or disadvantaged Queenslanders through a suite of targeted skills and training programs.
Further rounds of Skilling Queenslanders for Work will be opening soon, for more information visit

Source: Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development
The Honourable Shannon Fentiman