Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a sustainable, innovative, multi-sector university located in northern Australia. CDU teaches over 24,000 students from more than 55 nationalities across 11 campuses and training centres, in over 100 regional and remote locations; and across the nation through flexible, online learning. CDU is one of the leading universities Australia wide for Graduate Employment and Salary Outcomes and is ranked 49th in the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2018. The distinctive characteristics of the Northern Territory have enabled CDU to establish itself as an exciting and progressive research-intensive university with a regional focus that prioritises the complex issues facing Northern Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)
The ASBFEO provides assistance to small businesses in dispute with other businesses or Commonwealth Government agencies and advocates on behalf of small businesses and family enterprises. The Ombudsman is independent and has the legislative power needed to effectively influence lawmakers, ensuring legislation and regulations are put in place to help small businesses grow, as well as to help support the freedom to innovate, employ and thrive.
The office of the ASBFEO also helps small businesses resolve disputes that fall under the Franchising, Horticulture and Oil Codes of Conduct, and provides procedural assistance to small businesses in dispute with the ATO via its Small Business Concierge Service. Small businesses referred from the ATO to ASBFEO are provided with information to assist with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) process.
The ASBFEO Information Line is open from 8am to 8pm nationally Monday to Friday unless otherwise stated and is closed for business on Australian National Public Holidays.
The National Retail Association (NRA) is a not-for-profit and is one of Australia’s largest and most representative retail Industry organisations, servicing more than 24,000 retail and fast food outlets nationwide.
At our core, we help retail and service sector businesses navigate and comply with ever-changing, highly-competitive environment. Our members range from small, family owned and operated businesses to leading national brands; and span nearly every retail category including fashion, groceries, department stores, household goods, hardware, fast food, cafes and services.
Unlike other associations, the NRA is the only retail industry association to deliver practical legal advice through its wholly owned and incorporated legal practice, NRA Legal. We never outsource. We are also a national RTO (Registered Training Organisation). Meaning we can deliver a wide range of accredited and non-accredited courses upon request.
BNI stands for Business Network International, the largest referral generating organisation in the world. We have thousands of chapters worldwide, more than 250,000 members and in the last 12 months, members have generated more than $15.4B worth of business for each other. BNI does this by members passing qualified referrals to each other and living the core values of BNI being Givers Gain, Building Relationships, Lifelong Learning, Traditions and Innovation, Positive Attitude, Accountability and Recognition. Membership into BNI is by application only and applicants must demonstrate these core values to succeed. We do however welcome anyone to visit any of our chapters so they can see exactly what we do, how we do it and more importantly, so that they can meet our wonderful members and network!
If SBAA members would like to visit us, the contact details are:
Gold Coast Leaders is the city’s leading engagement, education and B2B networking platform. It supports over 60 businesses across the region via a program designed to assist firms achieve sustainable growth, manage succession planning and identify the right entry and exit strategies for their company.
This support is provided via a network of Industry Partners, Industry Experts, fellow member companies and Alumni that range from some of the city’s largest firms measured in market value and turnover in G8 Education and Metricon Homes, right through to fast-growing businesses seeking to manage their growth.
Knowledge is delivered via a structured format that gives member companies access to the latest in industry trends across multiple sectors via Industry Experts who are recognised as leaders in their field. This is then backed-up by access to the wider Leaders network that can assist businesses by provisioning them with support as they seek to access new opportunities for their companies.
We invite you to reach out to us to learn how Gold Coast Leaders can help you achieve success in your personal, professional and business vision.
The Association for Sustainability in Business is a non-government, non-for-profit association dedicated to nurturing a community of active sustainability professionals.
Our ambition is to develop a vision of designing and planning urban, regional and remote Australia while being aware of one planet living, one world resources and ongoing community and business sustainability.
We promote continuing professional development through conferences, the publication of conference learning material, regular e-news updates and the ongoing development of an online resource centre.
Through engaging discussions and the sharing of knowledge, resources and tools, we hope to contribute to a vision of how cities and communities operate when considering issues such as environment, governance, health, liveability, design, resource and food security.
Annual conferences hosted by the Association for Sustainability in Business include:
The Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA) is a national association representing finance and mortgage loan writers throughout Australia. In the interests of members and their clients, the FBAA monitors legislation and makes representations to Ministers and Members of Parliament both state and federal as appropriate.
We work with training organisations to provide training programs to the industry and keep our members up-to-date with changes to government legislation and regulations.
Our mission: Continuing as the voice of Finance Industry Professionals ensuring the highest standards of education, compliance, integrity and professionalism of its Members