Forums


2017 Forums

 

Think tank Series 3 – Protecting the diversity and richness of the Sunshine Coast Region beyond its economic value.

Think Tank Series 3 Session 1 – 29 May 2017

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Think Tank Series 3 Session 2 – 26 June 2017

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Urban Evolution of the Sunshine Coast conference, Thursday, 8 June 2017

Urban Evolution Brochure

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 Annual Strategy Member Discussion held on 9 March 2017

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2016 Forums

 

Annual General Meeting and Christmas Function held on Thursday 24 November 2016

Chair’s Report 2016

 

Combined Government & Business Forum held on Wednesday 24 August 2016

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Media Coverage

Sunshine Coast Daily – Private sector should build light rail: Uni expert

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Ripple Effect Conference

Realising The Ripple Effect conference brochure

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Media Coverage

Media Release – Government and business meet for strategic forum

Courier Mail Commentary – The Ripple Effect Conference

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Think Tank Series 2 – Increasing the effectiveness of community engagement to deliver outcomes and positive changes for shared benefit to the community, business and government. What needs to change?

Think Tank Series 2: Session 1

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Think Tank Series 2: Session 2 – Increasing the effectiveness of community engagement

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Media article – Coast ‘think tank’ to consider role of community

Think Tank Series 2: Session 3

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Think Tank Series 2: Session 4

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Annual Strategy Workshop

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Property Council of Australia – Sunshine Coast Council Profile
Property Council of Australia – Noosa Council Profile
Kawana Health Precinct

 

 


2015 Forums

 

Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 26 November 2015

Chair’s Report 2015 part 1
Chair’s Report 2015 part 2

 

Symposium 2015: Human Rights equals Prosperity

Business Luncheon

Business LuncheonGender equality is important for everybody – and for our economy. Yet it is proving painfully difficult to achieve. We know that unconscious bias is costly. It causes us to make decisions that are not objective. It deprives us of talent and causes us to miss opportunities. Strong leadership is essential if we are to address the impacts of unconscious bias.

Business luncheon (1.2Mb PDF)
Paper delivered by the Hon Catherine Branson QC

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There has been an array of legislative and policy changes over the decades promoted by various governments and companies, with the intent of addressing gender inequality in the workplace. Women make up over 50% of the workforce, are better educated, yet women still face inequalities. There is still a gender wage gap and women are still significantly under-represented in positions of power in both the public and private sectors.

The conference hears from women on how they successfully built their careers and how they approached the issues of their time. It considers the legislative changes over the decades and how this legislation fits with a fast changing society and modernising economy. A lot has changed, but is it enough?

Conference (1.5Mb PDF)
Paper by the Hon Catherine Branson QC

Public Lecture

Public LectureRecent events in Europe have shown that the irregular immigration crisis that the world is facing has barely touched Australia. Yet although Australia has a proud history of humanitarian resettlement, our policies towards irregular immigrants are probably the harshest in the world and breach our international human rights obligations. Does Australia have a moral obligation to do more to support world efforts to resettle those forced from their homes by conflict and violence?  Can we continue indefinitely to detain in appalling circumstances men, women and children whose only ‘crime’ is to have travelled to Australia by boat to seek asylum?  Can the cost of doing so be justified in our thriving multicultural country in which 6.6 million of the population (28%) were born overseas?

Public lecture (1.1Mb PDF)
Conference paper delivered by The Hon Catherine Branson QC

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The Challenges for Regional Australia in a competitive Investment Market – Conference, June 2015

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Protecting the diversity and richness of the Sunshine Coast Region beyond its economic value:  balancing growth | development | environment

Think Tank Session 1 – Establishing the challenge and options, held on 30 March 2015

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Opinion Piece 1 by Sandy Zubrinich, Chair SCBC

Think Tank Session 2 – Drilling down on some of the ideas / options, held on 4 May 2015

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Opinion Piece 2 by Sandy Zubrinich, Chair SCBC

Think Tank Session 3 – Research, Options and Recommendations, held on 22 June 2015

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Opinion Piece 3 by Sandy Zubrinich, Chair SCBC

Think Tank Session 4 – Agreeing Recommendations

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2014 Forums

Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks held at the TAFE Mooloolaba, 26 November 2014

The Annual Sunshine Coast Business Council Annual General Meeting and Christmas Drinks was well attended by more than 50 members and invited guests. The AGM also included a presentation on the findings of a recent survey commissioned by the Council on Investment Markets.  The findings and research will be the basis for a forthcoming  conference to be held on the 4th June 2015.  Drinks were held in Cartwrights Restaurant at the TAFE.

Youth Prosperity Forum, 21 May 2014

A follow up from the first Youth Prosperity Forum conducted on 12 November 2013. The purpose of this forum is to review what has changed and agree on a way forward.

Click here to view the Agenda

Click here to view the Round Table presentation

Agribusiness Conference, March 2014

The Sunshine Coast Business Council presents the Future of Agribusiness on the Sunshine Coast conference.

This event will bring together local industry representatives from across a wide range of sectors to contribute their expertise and knowledge in planning the future of agribusiness in terms of expansion and investment opportunities.

Click here to view the Agribusiness Conference Presentation – 25 March 2014

Click here to view the Agribusiness Conference brochure

Click here to view the Agribusiness Conference pre-reading material

Post Forum Action Plan

Agribusiness Action Plan April 2014 – draft circulated to industry participants for comment


2013 Forums

Sunshine Coast Youth Prosperity Forum, November 2013

Click here to download the Youth Prosperity Forum event flyer

Click here to download the Youth Prosperity Forum Speaker Profiles

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Hospital & Health Precinct ‘Ripple Effects’ Forum, July 2013

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The Asia Forum, 11 April 2013

Brochure: Growth of the Middle Class in Asia forum

Speaker Profiles

Presentation: Growth of the middle class in Asia – what are there opportunities for the Sunshine Coast?

 

UDIA Breakfast, Gwyn Jarrott, 28 February 2013

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Kawana Health Precinct ‘Ripple Effects’ Forum Quarterly Action Plan Updates


2012 Forums

Kawana Health Precinct ‘Ripple Effects’ Forum, August 2012

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SCBC Economic Directions Forum, March 2012

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2010 Forums

Health – A major employment driver in maintaining the Sunshine Coast as a key lifestyle region of SEQ, July 2010

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