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Wee Waa is Australia's Cotton Capital and the place Daft Punk selected to launch it's album Random Access Memories in 2013, a dynamic rural community situated in the rich agricultural heartland of the Lower Namoi Valley in North West NSW. The town of Wee Waa has a population of 2,080 which has fluctuated over the years, (according to the Census 2006 1,689, 2011 Census 2,433, and 2016 Census 2,080) and services a far greater rural community as well as the villages of Merah North, Spring Plains, Burren Junction, Pilliga and Gwabegar. The majority of this area is rich fertile country well suited to the agricultural pursuits that sustain the district and provide its people with a quality way of life.

Wee Waa is a mere 42 kilometres off the Newell Highway, west of Narrabri, and is a gateway to the far west centres of Walgett, Collarenebri, Lightning Ridge Opal Fields and beyond.

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ABOUT WEE WAA

Wee Waa is Australi's cotton Capital and the place Daft Punk selected to launch it's album Random Access Memories in 2013, a dynamic rural community situated in the rich agricultural heartland of the Lower Namoi Valley in North West NSW.

Area
Devlopment

On a regional scale Wee Waa is encompassed by Regional Development Australia - Northern Inland NSW. This entity undertakes the promotion of the region

Agriculture

The Wee Waa District is a major producer of a variety of agricultural commodities including cotton, wheat, beef cattle and sheep and pulse crops.

Real
Estate

OWee Waa always has houses for sale and houses for rent on a wide range and commercial blocks and shops also come up for sale.   The variety is amazing.

Business
Directory

This business directory encompasses the towns of Wee Waa and Narrabri if you own a business the cost to have a landing page and or a listing is very minimal.

Local News

All controversial projects determined in 12 weeks, Minister demands

All controversial projects determined in 12 weeks, Minister demands

The Independent Planning Commission will have 12 weeks to decide whether to approve controversial developments and mining projects, as part of the government's push to ensure timely decision-making.

The three-month timeframe will now apply to all projects for which the commission must hold public hearings, not just the controversial Narrabri Gas Project which was capped at 12 weeks earlier this year.

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Inland Rail: Narrabri to host biggest logistics hub in the North West says GM

Inland Rail: Narrabri to host biggest logistics hub in the North West says GM

The huge industrial estate set to become Narrabri's "inland port" will be even bigger than initially predicted as council seeks to take advantage of the Inland Rail project.

Narrabri Shire Council General Manager Stewart Todd revealed the council are considering buying extra land for the project. 

Doing so would make the business park "the premier industrial and logistics hub development in North West NSW," he said in an announcement online.

The $9.3 billion Inland Rail project, which will link Brisbane and Melbourne by train, is set to start work in Narrabri later this year.

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Showground upgrades welcomed for Narrabri, Boggabri

Showground upgrades welcomed for Narrabri, Boggabri

He founded an event many mark in their calendars once a year, and despite having to cancel this year's Drover's Campfire, Geoff Eather says upgrades to the Boggabri showgrounds will be "perfect".

These grounds, as well as their Narrabri counterpart, are set to receive a face-lift thanks to funding announced by the NSW Government.

"The upgrades they are working on will make a big difference," Mr Eather said.

"They [facilities] were getting rather old, and well and truly due for an upgrade, so it's great news. 

"Hopefully we will have a lot better facilities once we return next year, bigger and better."

Boggabri Showground's seating will be redone with brand new aluminium seating, the control tower will be repaired, four sets of access steps will be replaced for the toilet block, with an underground power supply installed to an onsite water pump.

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VIDEO: Aussie beef features in new MasterChef sponsorship deal

Australian celebrties Bill Lawry and Kate Ritchie feature in campaign.
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Aussie beef features in new MasterChef sponsorship deal

Australian celebrties Bill Lawry and Kate Ritchie feature in campaign.
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Brooklyn aggregation passed in for $4.3m | Video

The 6805 hectare Brooklyn aggregation in South East Queensland was passed in for $4.3 million.
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Real Estate

23 Vera Leap Road, Wee Waa

23 Vera Leap Road, Wee Waa

For Sale House Wee Waa

FOR SALE    5       2      4      Price $420,000.00  Negotiable and all reasonable offers will be considered.

This weatherboard and Hardiplank home is situated on the outskirts of town inside the levee bank. Zoned General Industrial on 2.3 acres.

Tuesday, March 05, 2019/Author: Sam/Number of views (57254)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

Home For Sale Wee Waa New South Wales

$380,000
39 Cormie Avenue, Wee Waa, New South Wales

4 bedroom home for Sale!! 
Fully ducted split system, double garage with loft.
Large entertainment room, 2 bathrooms, main bedroom with ensuite, 3 bedrooms have built ins. 
Pool, Solar panels.

For more information contact 
Luke Humphries 0428957049 or Erin Humphries 0408715321

Wednesday, August 09, 2017/Author: Sam/Number of views (68130)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.0
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85 - 87 Rose Street, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

85 - 87 Rose Street, Wee Waa, NSW, 2388

Commercial Investment Opportunity

Long Term Lease in Main Street

• Lot 162 DP 1035634 Shop - one commercial shop 
• Zoned B2 Local Centre 

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Unit 4/ 71 Rose Street, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Office Space For Sale

Unit 4/ 71 Rose Street, Wee Waa NSW 2388 Office Space For Sale

Commercial Investment Office Space available in Wee Waa for Sale

1,019 ㎡ leased/Rented just off Main Street. Front Shop 2 sold

Genuine inquiries Call Sue Smith 0428 436 720

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Do I Have to Pay My Interns

Published on Friday, July 19, 2019

Do I Have to Pay My Interns

By Julian Parsons - Sydney

Do you have to pay your interns?

The short answer is yes and no.

Under Australian law, you must financially compensate anyone who comes to your workplace to contribute through ‘productive work’.

However, there are perfectly legal ways to bring on unpaid interns in a meaningful capacity that supports the goals of both employee and employer.

According to Fair Work Australia, a legal unpaid internship is defined as;

“The person who’s doing the work should get the main benefit from the arrangement. If a business or organisation is getting the main benefit from engaging the person and their work, it’s more likely the person is an employee.”

While there are many internship types, employers will always be at risk of breaking the law if they use interns to carry out work that would otherwise be carried out by a paid employee.

Despite this, it is common for recent university graduates or job-seekers to accept unpaid internship roles to help get a foot in the door of their chosen industry, with young workers excited to take the first step towards their new careers.

In fact, according to a survey commissioned by the Federal Department of Employment, more than 50% of young adults in Australia have completed unpaid work as part of an internship or trial.

So, if you’re looking to include interns in your business, here’s what you need to know to stay on the right side of the law, provide value to your business, and most importantly to your interns.

What Tasks Can an Intern Do?

What Tasks Can an Intern Do?

The most important thing to remember is that an intern cannot be considered as unpaid labour.

So the tasks you assign to them cannot mimic those of a full-time employee.

Remember, the work done by your intern must benefit themselves over your company. Because of this, the safest course of action is to provide tasks that further their individual learning or experience.

For example, a digital marketing intern would benefit from shadowing a social media manager to learn about the process of social media marketing.

Figures show that 81% of adults between 18-29 using Facebook, and a further 64% using Instagram, interns can help your company’s social media management efforts.

In this example, the primary workload is being carried out by the full-time employee, with the intern is in a learning role.

This is reinforced by Sydney SEO agency Search It Local who are specialists in this field, having created an intern pathway program to provide value, saying “we promote a culture of communication to ensure our interns are feeling both a part of the team, and like they are learning from their experience. With regular meetings and activities we’ve brought 3 full-time employees through our structured internship program.”

What Questions Should I Ask Before I Bring on an Intern?

Your internship opportunities must be set-up in a way that benefits your intern, and not in an employment relationship.

Finance company, Credit Capital, agree and use this to help identify future talent, saying “we communicate clearly the expectations and boundaries for our interns, but encourage creativity and problem-solving. When an individual thinks outside the box and looks to solve a problem outside of their direct training, we consider that an exceptional green flag for future employment.”

How do you identify whether you have entered into an employment relationship instead of an internship arrangement?

Consider the following:

  • The purpose of this relationship: Is it to provide experience to a job-seeker or to benefit your business with increased productivity?
  • The length of the internship: Typically, internship periods cap out at 12 weeks. The longer the relationship, the more likely the person should be trained to go to become an employee.
  • The beneficiary: The benefit should be seen going towards your intern, not your business outcomes. Keeping your internship observational will help the benefits flow the right way.
  • The day-to-day task: Your intern can still carry out meaningful and productive work. But this should not be the expectation, instead, the by-product of their learning experience.

Final Thoughts

When managed properly, internships are a valuable learning experience for young adults, while providing support and assistance to employers.

While the goal is never to use an intern instead of a paid employee, when you follow the tips outlined in this article, you’ll be staying on the right side of the law.

Even better, you’ll give your interns a chance to demonstrate their value, and help you identify and acquire the talent of the future.

Are you looking to bring on interns? 

Let us know what you have planned in the comments!

 

Author Bio:

Julian Parsons is an Australian writer and a business administration student living in Sydney. He is passionate about financial data and project management. Julian enjoys photography and when he’s not studying or writing, you’ll find him outdoors capturing shots of nature.

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