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James Cook University

James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is a dynamic university with more than 17,000 students spread across its main tropical campuses in Cairns, Townsville and Singapore. JCU also has a campus in Brisbane, operated by Russo Higher Education, and study centres in Mount Isa, Mackay and Thursday Island.

As Queensland's second oldest university, JCU offered its first courses in Townsville in 1961 as an annex of the University of Queensland, and became a university in its own right on 20 April 1970 when Queen Elizabeth signed the proclamation in Townsville.

JCU offers courses in a broad range of areas and has a strong research focus, particularly in matters relating to life in the tropics. The Institute of Higher Education, which compiles the Academic Ranking of World Universities, ranks JCU as one of the world?s leading academic and research institutions, and in 2011 placed the University in the top 301-400 grouping of the more than 14,000 universities in the world. In Asia and the Pacific, we are placed in the top 100.


Visit the James Cook University website at: www.jcu.edu.au


Premium Sponsors

Cairns Post

Cairns Post

Cairns Post is dedicated to News as it happens and breaking exclusive stories you can’t get anywhere else. Locally focused content ensures the regions print & digital audience are totally engaged every day with a positive return on investment for the advertisers and the local economy. Everyday Cairns Post strives to make the Cairns region a better place and see ourselves as champions of the people. The readers are the lifeblood of the organisation and the dedicated team are committed to evolving and catering to the community’s changing needs.
With greater insight into buyer behaviour, targeted advertising in print, online and a platinum partnership with Google, the local advertising team are committed to providing comprehensive marketing solutions to local businesses which are optimised effectively and in line with the ever changing digital platform’s.


Visit the Cairns Post website at: http://www.cairnspost.com.au/


CQUniversity

CQUniversity

CQUniversity has one of the largest and fastest-growing footprints of any university in Australia with 25+ locations and 300+ TAFE and University qualifications on offer.
Located in the heart of the CBD, our multi-million dollar Cairns campus features contemporary student study and recreational spaces with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.

CQUni Cairns offers courses across a range of study disciplines including aviation, accounting, business, creative arts, education, engineering, fitness, information technology, nursing, paramedic science, professional communication, public health and tourism. The campus also provides facilities and support for the University’s extensive online course offerings.


Visit the CQUniversity website at: https://www.cqu.edu.au


Department of Education

Department of Education

Please go to http://det.qld.gov.au/ for a comprehensive look at the departments website.


Visit the Department of Education website at: http://det.qld.gov.au/


Oasis Magazine

Oasis Magazine


Visit the Oasis Magazine website at: www.oasismagazine.com.au


Star 102.7

Star 102.7

Star 102.7 is the radio station made for Cairns and created for those who love everything about our unique and vibrant lifestyle in Far North Queensland.

Our music policy is simple, we play nothing but the best music. Our announcers, Dave & Inkie for Breakfast and Juanita in the Afternoons are longtime locals, broadcasting live each day from our studios on Grafton Street.

Committed to our community, Star102.7 invests more than $1M into local community events and charities each year, ensuring we are part of a vibrant growing Cairns, and we'd like to thank you all for embracing our brand and for listening every day.

Visit the Star 102.7 website at: www.star1027.com.au



Visit the Star 102.7 website at: https://www.star1027.com.au/


Think Office Technology

Think Office Technology

We think. Others Copy.
At Think Office Technology, we supply office technology solutions. We innovate rather than copy others. We are determined to lead our industry through innovation. From our company structure through to our service guarantee, our different approach sets us apart from the rest of our industry. The driving force behind all our innovations is our passion to deliver office technology solutions that make it easier for
business owners and managers to run efficient and profitable businesses.


Visit the Think Office Technology website at: www.thinkoffice.com.au


Platinum Sponsors

Cairns Show Association

Cairns Show Association

The Cairns Show Association is a Not for Profit Organisation and consists of a volunteer Committee of 37 members who willingly dedicate their time during the year to assist with the smooth running of the various events held. As well as producing the Cairns Show in July, the Cairns Show Association also conducts the Cairns Show Wine Awards in June and the Cairns Show Auto Spectacular in September. The Committee are supported by a small team of seven dedicated full-time staff.
The Cairns Show Association’s Aims are:
~ Promote the Cairns Region through the staging of Shows and Events featuring the agricultural, pastoral, horticultural and industrial wealth of the district.
~ Market the Showgrounds and Facilities to Community and Commercial groups looking for a suitable, central and cost-effective Events Venue.
~ Provide the Grounds for the use of sport and recreation interests of the Community.
Over the years the Committee and staff have worked steadfastly to produce a great Show for the Community to enjoy. Through their diligence the Cairns Show has earned the title of being the largest Regional Show in Australia for the past decade. It attracts over 75,000 visitors for the three- day event. The Show has continued to grow and through constant change and updating it has adapted to the demands of the 21st Century.
The annual Cairns Show is a community event which showcases the very best of Far North Qld Agricultural, Pastoral and Mining Industries and brings the country to the city. Cairns Show has been in operation since 1891 except for a short hiatus when it was closed during the Great Depression.
The Cairns Show Association is an incorporated body and is sustainable due to the ongoing support of Sponsors, State and Federal Government funding. The Cairns Show Association also relies on the wonderful assistance of the many volunteers during the Show period and during our other Events. Without this generosity, the Cairns Show Association would indeed not exist.


Visit the Cairns Show Association website at: www.CairnsShow.com.au


Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns

Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns

Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns

Catholic schools are welcoming and affordable!

More and more families are discovering just how accessible Catholic schools are with flexible eligibility criteria and affordable fees, discounts and concessions.

They also value the safe and caring environment of a Catholic school; where individuals matter and students are nurtured to be the best that they can be.
Values generating fundamental attitudes of respect and courtesy to each other and a sense of responsibility to oneself and others are taught, contributing to the high standards of behaviour, favourable learning environments and quality education that Catholic schools are known for.

Catholic schools are largely funded by government, however to make up for the shortfall in government funding, Catholic schools are also reliant upon school fees paid by parents. A balance is struck in setting fees that remain affordable for most families and providing concessions to those in genuine need so that Catholic schools can continue their historic role of providing access to quality education for all.

Visit the Cairns Catholic Education website at www.cns.catholic.edu.au and search ‘Mythbusting FAQs’ to get the facts around Catholic school enrolling.

Further information and contact details of the Cairns Diocese's 29 schools and colleges can also be found on the website, or phone 4050 9700.


Visit the Catholic Education Diocese of Cairns website at: http://www.cns.catholic.edu.au/


FGF

FGF


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Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton is a leading provider of audit, tax and advisory services and offers industry insight to help organisations negotiate risks and perform in dynamic and challenging business environments.

We provide independent services to help enhance the reliability of information prepared by clients for use by investors, creditors and other stakeholders in accordance with statutory requirements.

Our taxation practitioners use in depth technical knowledge, and an understanding of how tax fits into the broader business picture, to help clients across a wide spectrum of tax areas. Staff across a range of professional disciplines assist our clients respond to growth, performance, risk management and governance challenges.


Visit the Grant Thornton website at: http://www.grantthornton.com.au/


Mindwire - The web and internet experts

Mindwire - The web and internet experts

We're a business that been around since 2003. We've completed hundreds of projects for clients all over Australia and have a physical office right here in Cairns, Australia.

All the websites we create are built on software that is both amazingly easy to use and extremely powerful. It's a system that we've developed in-house. It's called the Mindwire Content Manager and it's one of the easiest Content Management Systems to use.

We provide phone and email support with a friendly, knowledgeable software engineer who can answer your questions efficiently & directly and who is the one that actually built your website.

We help our clients achieve maximum impact and return on their investment through websites that deliver the goods. Call us today on 1300 88 25 33.


Visit the Mindwire - The web and internet experts website at: http://www.mindwire.com.au


Q.I.T.E.

Q.I.T.E.


Visit the Q.I.T.E. website at: http://www.qite.com/


Skill360 Australia

Skill360 Australia


Visit the Skill360 Australia website at: www.skill360.com.au


TBS Distribution

TBS Distribution


Visit the TBS Distribution website at: http://tbsd.net.au/


Total Exhibition Services

Total Exhibition Services

A locally owned and operated business, Total Exhibition Services offers a personalised service to customers who need help with their events. We provide free quotes for all enquiries and can visit the planned location of your event to ensure that you have the right size and type of exhibition equipment. All of our quality products will be supplied according to your specific needs and our team will work quickly to set everything up. We can also work after hours as required and can provide same-day delivery upon request.

Supplying exhibition equipment
Organising events
Concept design for events and exhibitions

At Total Exhibition Services, we can provide a temporary exhibition pavilion for any type of event, including all the necessary exhibition and event furniture, such as stands and customs. Our services further include the offer of free layout plans and designs for your event, as well as the use of the latest Octanorm stand system. Just contact our friendly team today for more information.


Visit the Total Exhibition Services website at: https://www.totalexhibitionservices.com.au/



Gold Sponsors

Alive Retail Pharmacy GroupBig Cat Green Island Reef CruisesCairns AirportCareful Books
CBC Staff SelectionHEHHutchinson BuildersMaster Builders Queensland
Michael Healy MPMy PathwayNewart GroupPainting Party
Ports NorthProgigRotary InternationalSandran Property Group
Simply HampersStatus SignsTAFE Queensland NorthThe Space
The Wine TraditionTong Sing  

Contact Us

Angela Toppin, Chair
(b/h): 0447 371 297
(a/h): (07) 4092 1297
Fax: (07) 4051 5972
info@bla.org.au
Address all correspondence to:
The Secretary
PO Box 7371
Cairns, Queensland, 4870
Secretariat: Sandra Grimm
(07) 4232 2310
sandra@bla.org.au

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