30 Trainees for Council : Skilling Queenslanders for Work project

By tphcmanager | Sep 4, 2018

The state government had boosted funding for Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) to $80 million in 2018, an increase of $20 million.  Skilling Queenslanders for Work supports important pathways for unemployed and underemployed people who are struggling to find secure jobs. Since June 2015, more than 16,600 people have found jobs as a result of…

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Hose-Gate: It’s not easy being green

By Felicity Neil | Jul 1, 2018

Article by Scott Timmins Just the other week my Mother-in-Law was standing in the isle at Bunnings trying to decide what hose to buy for her garden. Whilst Bunnings has a wide array of hoses my Mother-in-Law was perplexed as to why they didn’t have the hose she wanted. ‘Surely it can’t be hard to…

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Curlews and Mental Health

By Felicity Neil | May 31, 2018

I’ve been using Curlews to treat my stress and improve my mental and physical well-being…I don’t mean I’m putting them in a blender and ingesting them as a tonic…no, I’m just watching them, and I think it’s doing me a lot of good. I’m referring to the Bush Stone-curlew of course, Burhinus grallarius, and its…

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As the leaders of tomorrow, what lies ahead of us?

By Felicity Neil | May 10, 2018

Recently I attended the Townsville Enterprise’s roundtable discussion with Professor Genevieve Bell, discussing what the future jobs and education may look like across not just North Queensland but the world. Professor Bell’s appointments include; the Director of the 3A Institute, Florence Violet McKenzie Chair, and Distinguished Professor at the Australian National University (ANU). I am…

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Bullying and Harassment – Is it happening on your watch?

By Felicity Neil | Apr 5, 2018

Recently Brian and I were delivering our Anti-Harassment and Bullying in the Workplace series to a number of organisations across the state, when one of the participants told us a story that shocked us both. In this case his son, let’s call him Peter, was in the break room eating his smoko when the managing…

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Breaking free from the Jonah Complex

By Felicity Neil | Mar 6, 2018

    Have you ever put off applying for a new job, going out on your own and starting your own business or going back to school to complete tertiary study? If this sounds like you then you may be suffering from the “Jonah Complex” or a fear of success. A few months ago, my wife…

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Bad to Worse – It all comes down to attitude

By Felicity Neil | Feb 7, 2018

Have you ever had one of those mornings where everything that could go wrong did go wrong? Well Joey a good friend of mine from a past career did, and it had a major influence on his mood for the rest of the day.  If he only realised that how he feels is entirely up…

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Exit Stage Left – How getting off the highway can lead to finding your element

By Felicity Neil | Dec 5, 2017

Recently I had a very close friend of mine ask me – How do I know what I want to be when I grow up?  How do I find my passion? More importantly how do I get paid for using it? My response to her was not what she expected – “Just get off at…

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It’s like coming to work with children everyday – Maybe its because your behaving like a parent

By Felicity Neil | Oct 31, 2017

“I just won’t do it Scott” …… “You’re not listening to me…Yes, you will…just do as you are told Michael and that’s the end of it”. What had happened and why was I now sounding like my father telling me to eat my vegetables when I was a kid? As it turned out I had…

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