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APRIL 2014


IN THIS ISSUE
  • Australian Submarine Centenary Celebrations - Holbrook
  • Privacy Awareness Week 4 -10 May 2014
  • Emerging Leaders Program
  • ASIC launches small business stakeholder survey
  • New Grants and Funding
  • Australian Business Awards

Australian Submarine Centenary Celebrations - Holbrook
Friday 25 - Sunday 27 April 2014

Submariners from all over Australia and overseas will converge on Holbrook this Anzac day long weekend to celebrate the Centenary of Australian Submarines. The weekend will also commemorate 100 years since Commander Norman Holbrook VC and his crew performed brave deeds on the Submarine B11 in the Dardanelles. 

Anzac Day begins with the dawn service followed at 10.45 for the Anzac march and service at the Cenotaph in Ten Mile Creek Gardens. 

The Commemoration for Australian Submarines with recognition of Commander Holbrook’s Victoria Cross will take place Saturday morning at Submarine Park. This is followed by the opening of the AE1-AE2 exhibition including book launch “The Crew of AE1” by Dr K Spurling. An all Submariners Reunion Dinner Dance will be hosted on Saturday Night with entertainment by the Royal Australian Navy Band.  

Sunday will see the dedication ceremony of the newly named ‘Gallipoli Victoria Cross Rest Area’. The rest area is dedicated to those who were presented the Victoria Cross for the highest acts of valour during the Gallipoli campaign. These VC winners are represented on information boards to honour their legacy and selflessness shown during the Great War. 

For further information, registration forms and contact details visit Greater Hume Shire

Privacy Awareness Week 2014 
4 - 10 May 2014


Privacy Awareness Week is an annual initiative of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA), of which the Information and Privacy Commission NSW is a member. APPA is the principal forum for privacy authorities in the Asia Pacific Region to form partnerships and exchange ideas about privacy regulation, new technologies and the management of privacy enquiries and complaints.

Mobilise your privacy!
This year Privacy Awareness Week is about staying safe online, particularly when it comes to your personal information. With the popularity of smartphones and downloading mobile apps on the rise it is important to know how to keep your personal information private.
To help you to protect your privacy, it pays to remember your ABCs of privacy protection:

A – ALWAYS check what information a mobile app is collecting and why
B – BE AWARE of apps that share information online
C – CHECK the reviews before you download a mobile app

Have you checked your privacy settings lately?

With social media now one of the most popular ways for people to interact online and stay in touch, these days most of us know how to 'like' a picture or comment, 'tweet' our thoughts to followers and 'link in' to colleagues and networks. But how long has it been since you checked out the privacy policies and your privacy settings on sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram?

As more and more people go online, using the internet for banking, shopping and social networking, crimes like identity theft are becoming more prevalent. It is more important than ever for people to safeguard their information.
For more information view the 
How to Safeguard Against Identity Theft brochure.

Privacy Awareness Week is great time to make your online privacy a priority.

For further information visit
Information and Privacy Commission of New South Wales 

For further information visit Murray Local Land Services

For the information flyer visit RDA Murray

ASIC launches small business stakeholder survey


The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has launched a new online survey to gather feedback from small business owners on its services and engagement with the small business sector. 

This is ASIC’s second small business survey. The last survey, conducted in late 2012, resulted in the establishment of ASIC's Small Business Engagement team which is focused on strengthening ASIC’s relationship with key stakeholders such as business advisers and industry associations and developing resources to help small businesses better understand their compliance obligations.

The results of the survey will assist ASIC to develop further services and resources to meet the needs of small businesses.

There is no requirement that small businesses identify themselves when completing the survey.  The information obtained from the survey will not be used for any purpose other than to assist ASIC to improve its services.

The survey takes approximately five minutes to complete and can be accessed on the ASIC website

The survey will be available from 7 April to 26 May 2014.

A video featuring ASIC Commissioner Greg Tanzer discussing the importance of the survey can be viewed on YouTube.

For more information check out this Media release
New Grants and Funding

Community Heritage Grants

Applications closes: 2 May 2014
Overview

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

Applicants should read the 2014 CHG Guidelines before submitting an application and may need to refer to these Guidelines while completing the application form.  Applicants may also find it useful to read the 2013 Assessment Report, which contains general comments and recommendations from the CHG external assessors regarding applications received in the 2013 grant round.  A sample of the 2013 Grant Deed, which outlines your obligations if your project is funded, is also available to review.

Applicants should apply online on The National Library of Australia website

For more information

Phone: 02 6060 1147
Email: chg@nla.gov.au

Australian Business Awards

Applications closes: 1 July 2014
Purpose

To recognise success, innovation and ethics across all industry sectors.

Overview

The Australian Business Awards are an international, all-encompassing awards program honouring organisations that demonstrate the core values of business excellence, product excellence, sustainability and commercial success in their respective industries. Conducted annually and currently in their inauguration, the Awards honour the world's industry leaders through the acknowledgment of innovative business processes, product development, enterprise, sustainability and overall business success. The Awards also recognise the important social and environmental contributions made by organisations through excellence of service, commitment to their customers, philanthropic ideals, ethical behaviour and environmental sustainability.

Categories:

  • Business Awards
  • Product Awards
  • Charity Awards
  • Sustainability Awards
  • Employer of Choice Awards
For more information
Phone: 1300 790 593
Email: info@businessawards.com.au
Website:  http://www.businessawards.com.au/
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