Category Archives - Gov’t Dep’ts, Gov’t Entities & University brains

Posts here are from the various Gov’t department plus, semi state bodies and Universities providing information or services for business.

Seminar: Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for Business

Take advantage of the latest cloud computing and connected technology.  Start gaining valuable insights into advancing your business for very little effort and cost.

SMEs of any size are specifically targeted for this morning presentation happening on both Thurs and Fri.

Achieve real time data collection, monitoring and reporting of production equipment, and make use of sensor technology, data analytics and the cloud to optimise plant and equipment. In particular:

  • review examples of local IoT implementations
  • see how different sensors can be applied retrospectively to your plant and equipment
  • gain an understanding of the cloud, data processing and standard dashboard reporting

No longer just for businesses with deep pockets or the latest manufacturing equipment.

This session includes an open forum to share ideas and information with other SMEs to aid in moving to the implementation stage.

  • Thursday or Friday 19 or 20 October 2017
  • 9:00am – 10:30am
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 180 Hay Street, East Perth WA 6004
  • Cost: FREE
  • More details and registration Here


Financial Management Course

Are you on track for the new financial year?

Keep on top of the latest changes in GST legislation and reporting requirements. Review your current software options and get a health check on your bookkeeping practices.

Hosted by Tracey Edwardes, Business Station, Gosnells.

DATE AND TIME: Thu. 21 September 2017, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
LOCATION: Town of Bassendean, Council Chambers, 48 Old Perth Rd; Bassendean.
COST: Free

Trade Mark Assist – what do you think?

Trade Mark Assist is an interactive tool to help you through the initial stages of the trade mark application process. IP Australia is currently seeking your valuable feedback on the alpha (test) site so that they can continue to develop and refine the best possible tool for you.

Try it out and let them know what you think! Click here

Social Media for Branding & PR

Set aside an hour and further your knowledge on social media for business.

A free webinar will be held 10.30am (WA time), 19 July by Entrepreneurs Programme (Federal Government Industry, Innovation & Science)

Social Media is a whole different beast when it comes to business. You need to reset your approach.  You need to be strict in developing and keeping it going and simultaneously loose a lot of the formal talk that business usually requires.

But the rewards are there for the taking.  While social media is an evolving and moving feast it has maintained it’s unique ability to invigorate established brands and bring spontaneity to what may otherwise be dull and distant.

This webinar is one of a series all on Social Media being planned over the next six to nine months. Check them out here and see which ones appeal to you.

Understanding Designs webinar

Bassendean, Ashfield and Eden Hill boast many businesses operating in the design field. In June, IP Australia is holding an introductory workshop via webinar where they will be focusing on designs, and an awareness of how to protect your product with a registered design.

You will also learn the basics of IP and gain an understanding of the design application process.

TIME: At 11:00am AEST (9.00am Perth time) on Thursday 15 June 2017 where

More information and registration: Available here

Protect your business from scams

ASIC are sending out reminders and advice on the constant threat of scammers for business.

As a business owner, it’s important to learn how to protect yourself and your business from scams. Many scammers will imitate government departments to try and lure you into giving them valuable information and paying false payments.

Scams targeting ASIC customers

Recently there have been a number of scams targeting customers of ASIC. Customers are being contacted via email by scammers pretending to be ASIC staff requesting payment of fees and personal information to renew their business or company name.

The emails from scammers can often contain a link to an invoice with fake payment details or infect your computer with malware. Emails claiming to be from ASIC are probably a scam if it asks you to:

  • make payments over the phone
  • make payments to receive refunds
  • provide credit and bank details directly by email or phone.

To learn more, including what to do if you’re unsure whether an email is from ASIC, check out ASIC’s information on Scams targeting ASIC customers.

Find out more:

Were you in the dark?

Don’t forget if you suffered losses from the power outage a couple of weeks ago, make sure to lodge a claim with Western Power. You have up to 60 days from when the power came back on.

There are possibly two claims forms to investigate.

For loss of goods there is a damage claim form. You need to note down the items lost and the rough cost of these.

If it was in addition out for more than 12 hours, there is the extended outage payment scheme form. This is the standard payment of $80.00.

Also, it is worth noting in the the event that a claim is unsuccessful with Western Power and you want to apply to your insurance, your insurance company will want confirmation from Western Power that a recorded outage occurred on that date. Either way you will need to go through the claims process. The links are here:

Low Carbon Future Seminar


Minimising carbon production is not just good for the planet but also where future business opportunities can be found.

Come along to this two hour seminar with valuable speakers including Peter Newman, Curtin University on Auto Dependent Cities and Dermot Costello, Clean Energy Council presenting on Battery storage and
alternative energy initiatives.

  • DATE: Friday, 28 October 2016
  • TIME: 9.30am to 11.30am
  • LOCATION: EMRC, 226 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont 6104
  • RSVP: By Friday 21 October 2016
    • by email or phone 9424 2216
  • COST: Free

a good business decision Transport and Alternative Energy for a Low Carbon Future

NBN Update

NBN Aug 16

Ken Cardy, A/Director Asset Services and Andreea-Mihaela Balica, Engineering Technician on the streets of Eden Hill with the first Node Pack checking potential locations for NBN Nodes

Many residents and business owners have recently asked how the roll out is going.

The short answer is, the roll out is on schedule and will commence in the last quarter of this year and should be complete by the middle of next year.

NBN met with the Town on Wednesday 17 August and the Town received the first of the Node Packs.  The Node Packs show the preferred locations across the Town for the distribution cabinets (or nodes) and the engineers of the Town take these packs and make sure no other services or proposed plans will affect them.  Once this is complete, residences near the cabinets are contacted to let them know there may be NBN infrastructure going up near them.

And then, in and around October you will begin to see the work teams turning up with massive rolls of yellow cable and feeding it into the conduits under the streets of Eden Hill, Ashfield and Bassendean.

It’s not premature to start getting excited!  I’m sure many of you will have lots of questions. Feel free to post them here and share with all local businesses and residents. Or take a look at the NBN site here which is full of FAQ’s and can answer most questions.

Previous posts about the NBN can be found here


un-frustrating driving in 2050

SmarttransportDriving is something most of us do a lot of every week.  And it comes with stress, anxiety and some irritation. Because other drivers just aren’t as good at driving as you are!

Imagine then what the driving will be like when the population grows from 2 million today to 3 million or even 3.5 million. That’s the predicted population in 2050.

The Northlink happening on our door step on the Tonkin Hwy is a significant part of our future.

There is some serious thought being put into preparing the ground now to help in smoothing the way forward and you’re invited to give your opinions and knowledge.  Follow the links here for an insight into the myriad of permutations involved.  There’s the cost, the future employment centres, climate change, fitness and health and of course technology to name a few!

The survey (available here) is open until the 28 October 2016.