A colour consultant by day, Catherine Baker is also a hunter, working to help control feral animals across the NT. Catherine challenges the perception of female stereotypes in more ways than one.
Chris is a prostate cancer specialist nurse and care coordinator in southern NSW. At first glance, prostate cancer may seem like a “men’s issue,” but Chris knows all too well that it touches whole communities.
Cynthia has made history as Australia’s first Torres Strait Islander elected to parliament. She talked to Regional Voices about her role as a representative, and her hopes for her community and people.
What brings farming daughters back into the business? What we need to do differently to lift the number of daughters taking on the farm? Women only represent about 10% of farm leaders – so what needs to change?
While Mary Jane thought about how to make ends meet, she started experimenting with making sustainable packaging wraps using natural bees wax. Today she’s working full time in her own business, Waxiwraps.
King Island is home to around 1,600 people. Local youth need to leave the island to study once they finish Year 10. A new course will help build the local skillset, especially in industries with great growth potential.
Tiani Cook spent a month on horseback riding the 1,000km road from her home in the Tanamai Desert to Darwin, raising money and awareness for education access issues in remote Australia.
Rachel owns Waterfalls Café in Mt Field National Park and won Tasmania’s 2017 Innovator of the Year award. Her marketing efforts has helped to see park visitation grow by almost 90%, and has opened up jobs for the community.
Cotton grower James Barlow, a young farmer by farm industry standards, has embraced innovative technology through irrigated cropping. Today he irrigates 1,600 acres all from his smart device which not only saves on water but labour as well.
14 December 2017 - Simone Eyles
7 December 2017 - Tim Pannell
Simone has become a spokesperson for the opportunities and potential for innovation in regional Australia. The 365 Cups creator chats to us about her hometown of Wagga Wagga and why innovation is ripe regionally.
Quite literally a mover and shaker in Australia’s agricultural industry, Tim invented the “Reefinator” to address a major challenge for producers – land that couldn’t be farmed because of hard, embedded rock.