Hervey Bay Independent : 29th January 2015
RACQ lobbies pollies Last week, Queensland’s largest motoring body called on the major political parties to commit to slashing motoring costs by freezing registration fees and banning the petrol station price sign rort. In launching its 2015 State Election policy manifesto, Motoring Matters to Every Queenslander, RACQ stated Queenslanders were still paying more than motorists in any other state. “Right now... is the time for the next state government to step up and reduce costs for car ownership,” said RACQ representative Paul Turner. Engineering the career of a lifetime When Josiah Nehow attended the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School (IAESS) at the University of Sydney earlier this month, he never imagined he would meet some of the nation’s foremost agricultural robotics researchers. The 15-year-old Riverside Christian College student said his experience with IAESS opened up a world of opportunities in electrical and mechanical engineering, particularly in the fi eld of robotics. “I love building electrical things,” Josiah said. “Being able to visit the Australian Centre for Field Robotics was fantastic. “I actually never realised that engineering had so many different areas.” WELCOME TO 2015 St James Lutheran College is looking forward to another exciting year with new facilities, expanded curriculum, excited new staff and great kids. Josiah said the highlight of the intensive week-long program was meeting university students and graduates, and asking them about their studies in the rapidly growing industry. “It’s a great learning experience,” he said. Josiah said the IAESS program really got him thinking about drone technologies - although he quickly assured the Indy that he had no interest in their military Josiah Nehow gets stuck into miniature engineering marvels at the University of Sydney’s Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School. applications. “It’s quite a broad fi eld,” he laughed, adding that space exploration was defi nitely high on his list. Josiah’s mother, Jenny Nehow, said the program had really opened her son’s eyes to future career opportunities. “As a parent, you can suggest things to them but I thought it would be more valuable for someone who really knew what they were talking about to provide some input into his life,” she said. “Any opportunity that presents itself - grab it and run with it because every new experience and every chance a kid gets to be exposed to something new is going to broaden their horizons. “You’ve got to let them step out of their comfort zone.” Jenny said Josiah’s science teacher, Debbie White, wrote a glowing reference for her son that helped his application for the program. Of the 85 kids who applied for a position for IAESS 2015, only 22 were accepted. Keiran Passmore, executive director of Sydney Engineering at the University, said the IAESS program was designed to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school students across Australia with an insight into the extensive career choices available to engineering graduates. Established in 1998 by Engineering Aid Australia, the Indigenous Australian Engineering Summer School is conducted by Australian universities with engineering faculties sharing the job of hosting the program. For more information about IAESS, visit the www.engineeringaid.org website. Calling all budding actors 138-172 Pantlins Lane, Urraween P 4128 5500 E email@example.com W www.stjameslc.qld.edu.au Stage Rats Incorporated, Fraser Coast’s popular theatre restaurant group, is inviting residents and budding performers alike to an exciting, entertaining and educational day of theatre workshops at the Z-pac Theatre, proudly sponsored by the Hervey Bay RSL. The workshops will run on Saturday, February 7, and will include an acting workshop from 9am-11pm with Jonathan Dunn, a directing workshop from 11.15am1.15pm with Bradley Chapman, and a singing workshop with Gunilla Myren from 2pm-4pm. Attendance is only $5 per person, per workshop or $10 for all three. No experience is necessary and the workshops are open to everyone 18 years and over. Refreshments will be available for purchase, so make a day of it with the Stage Rats Theatre Restaurant Workshops at Z-Pac Theatre. To book a place in one or more of these workshops, visit www.trybooking.com/GTDL or phone event organiser Liane Mills on 0418 712636 for more information. At the University of Southern Queensland, our graduates are career ready. 5 stars for graduates getting a full-time job, compared to other Australian universities* . There is still time to apply for study in 2015 usq.edu.au/yourfuture 1800 269 500 firstname.lastname@example.org 20 / Hervey Bay Independent, January 29, 2015 *Good Universities Guide, 2015.
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