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Webinars continue to gain popularity.
 
My view is that we have this year learnt “to take the meeting to the people rather than the people to the meeting”.
 
Someone will spend time undertaking a cost benefit analysis of taking the meeting to the people and will only confirm what we have known for decades.
 
Taking people to the meeting is a crazy waste of time. Here are some upcoming webinars you don't want to miss...

Food Safety Culture - Part 1 of 6

26 May, 2020 at 11am (EST)

This the first in a series of six webinars organized by the Food Safety Culture PDG. Building a culture of food safety is important, but how do you do it? In this webinar, attendees will go through a three-part process corresponding to essential, practical measures for developing a culture of food safety: leveraging leadership support, identifying learning needs and corresponding metrics, and strategic roll-out of effective programs.

For information and to register click here

Global food industry trends and COVID-19

What does it mean for your business?
Online forum

4 June, 2020 at 4pm

Join global food industry expert Professor David Hughes and the Food Industry Innovation team to hear how global food systems and consumer mega-trends are responding to the impact of COVID-19.

Key topics will include:
  • How has the global food system responded to COVID-19 and what are the immediate risks?
  • Are Pre-COVID-19 consumer mega-trends still relevant and what are the new ones that could create havoc or opportunities?
  • Is your business purpose still in sync with your customers and with consumers?
  • How have supply chain relationships between businesses from agri-input companies through to food retailers and food service changed?

For information and to register click here

Herbicide Resistance in Onion Cropping Systems

4 June, 2020 at 3:30pm

An interactive discussion with researcher Peter Boutsalis on the incidence, implications and management of herbicide resistant weeds for onion growers and agronomists.

For information and to register click here

Please check Newsletter #9 for other webinars being held this week...

Next steps for Tasmania’s recovery

Premier Gutwein’s Announcement – 25 May 2020

The Tasmanian Government is committed to sensibly balancing a reboot and rebuild of our economy, while mitigating the risk of a second wave of coronavirus infections.
Today I joined the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council to discuss the important steps we are taking as a state towards economic recovery and rebuilding

See the Premier’s announcement here.

Agriculture Coordination Group (COVID-19)

The ACG continues to meet each Wednesday and one of the main focuses has been with the COVID-19 Safety Plans.

Many of you will have started work on your COVID-19 Work Safety Plans. Remember there are checklists and templates to help you and the information is regularly updated.

These documents were released yesterday:
  • Approved Covid-Safe Workplace Guidelines for Agriculture can be found here
  • Covid-Safe Guidance on Farming Contractors can be found here

When do I need to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place?

All operational businesses will need to comply from 15th of June. That includes those businesses that are reopening, and that have been identified to have restrictions eased in coming weeks as outlined in the Tasmanian Government’s Roadmap to Recovery. As always, strict social distancing guidelines apply.

The best message for your ex-partner? A ton of onions!

Many readers will know of my onion background, my onion tie and taking one for the team by eating a raw onion for the media pack.
 
But this story takes onions to a whole new level….

A Chinese woman decided to send a metaphorical message to her ex, who ended their relationship, by sending him a ton of onions to his house accompanied by a dramatic note: "I have cried for three days, now it's your turn." The full story is here.
 
Even better see them being delivered. Nothing is Lost in Translation!
 

IP Australia and COVID-19

Challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic are affecting many of IP Australia’s customers, and Australian businesses are quickly learning to adapt to their changing circumstances.

IP Australia applauds this flexible approach and have introduced their new Trade Mark COVID-19 Helpline to help support and assist these businesses.

If you have an opportunity to explore different goods and services to those currently covered under your registered trade marks, then IP Australia are here to help you.

Learn more about the Trade Mark COVID-19 Helpline.

Has you export business been affected by COVID-19, and do you need finance?

Export Finance Australia is there to support Australian exporters through COVID-19. Learn more about their export finance solutions and how they could help your business during these challenging times.

COVID-19 – an export reality hit

The John Hopkins University coronavirus pandemic dashboard reported on Sunday evening 24th of May 2020 as follows:
 
Cases 5,370,893
Deaths 343,617
Countries 188
 
The current dashboard statistics can be found here.
 
From an export perspective, click on the dashboard’s “Map” icon and align the map with the countries where your exports are sold. It is a reality check. We still have a long way to go.

The Other Side


Stay up to date on The Other Side project by subscribing to regular updates. Click here to update your profile and check the box for "Special Updates".

COVID-19 Knowledge Bank

We have built a knowledge bank which is a central place for storing and making available a library for COVID-19. It works on a simple basis: there are two databases.
 
One database is called RISK and follows the trail of the health and financial events and the actions taken by government and businesses as they responded to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Each resource is numbered and to obtain a copy just ask for RISK and the number of the document.
 
The other database is called TOS (acronym for THE OTHER SIDE) and lists the actions and activities as governments and businesses sought to discuss how to prepare and consider what options there are available post-COVID-19. Each resource is numbered. To obtain a copy just ask for TOS and the number of the document.

Click here to here to view the databases.
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