North Queensland cattlemen develop crime fighting mobile app

By Lea Coghlan, published in North Queensland Register

Pentland grazier Russell Broad was busy managing his Brahman herd during the drought four years ago, when, thousands of kilometres away in Melbourne, Jillian Meagher was murdered while walking home one night. 

The two situations sit worlds apart but are intrinsically connected and, together, have combined to act as inspiration for a new crime prevention mobile application.

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Australia's leading entrepreneurs inspire Townsville | Photos

Some of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs told their stories of success, learnings and challenges, to a capacity crowd at the first ever North Queensland Entrepreneurs Conference in Townsville on Tuesday.
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Fast food mogul has advice to chew over

By Tony Raggatt, published in Towsville Bulletin, Townsville QLD

I was impressed with an address by acclaimed businessman and fast-food king Jack Cowin at an entrepreneurs' conference in Townsville this week. 

I thought I should share it with you because he is an inspiring man. 
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Evolution of an idea

By Shari Tagliabue, published in Townsville Bulletin

Mellissah Smith is a high flying marketing and technology consultant who divides her time between Melbourne and Atlanta, Georgia. But while Smith jets between continents, her roots are in the north. Born in Charters Towers and raised in Townsville, Smith has a deep connection and affection for her birthplace, “I knew the region was doing it tough, and I wanted to give back to the community, I wanted to do something to make a difference,” she said.
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International lineup at Townsville entrepreneurs conference

By Lea Coghlan, published on North Queensland Register

TOWNSVILLE will host some of biggest names in the international entrepreneurial field at the first ever North Queensland Entrepreneurs Conference next month.

The lineup features 12 entrepreneurial speakers, who range from startups from the rural innovation centre in Charters Towers to millionaire and billionaire entrepreneurs.
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