The Southern Rangelands 2040 Forum

This forum is the first step in forming a primary producer group to represent the region as the pastoral industry moves collectively towards 2040. The aim is to build a shared vision for sustainable and profitable pastoralism for the next 20 years.

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Cattle and Carbon

Farmers can now earn additional income from their cattle and have their good work recognised at the same time.

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To create the water future that we want, to ensure the health of our global environment, we need to come together from all disciplines and all walks of life, we need to think and act and connect differently, and we need to do it now!

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Be part of a new generation of leaders in governance.

In partnership with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF), the Governance Institute of Australia (GIA) and building on the GradCert Rural Leadership, the Master Governance & Leadership (MGAL) was developed to challenge the paradox of how to balance two opposing forces – what we do and the need for change and renewal. The MGAL examines the interplay of these two forces as we strive for renewal and stability in our professional and work life.

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Looking for a Rural Mentor?

The Rural Mentor’s program was developed by Cohort 25 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, Course 25 and was successfully trialled with members of Cohort 26 over the past 6 months.

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2019 Alumni Scholarship Appeal

Yola Bakker was the first recipient of the Alumni Scholarship. For more information about the Alumni Scholarship, please contact: viviennej@rural-leaders.org.au

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The ARLF has accumulated six years of engagement with Indonesia. We are working to build on the valuable legacy of networks, good-will and shared experiences these visits have produced. 

REIGNITE is a short-course program being planned for mid-year 2020 in Makassar (southern Sulawesi in Indonesia).  Session details, including duration and participant fees will be available later this month. 

Rural, regional and remote communities of Australia and Indonesia are facing unprecedented social, economic and environmental change. 

Leadership excellence is essential to enable communities and regions to positively manage the complex challenges of change. People-to-people interaction is fundamental to building shared leadership capacity and capability between Indonesia and Australia for the greater good of Australian and Indonesian regions.

*This program will run on a cost recovery basis and self funded flights etc.

For more information, contact: grahams@rural-leaders.org.au

Survey request: Volunteers of community groups – Feedback on biggest challenges will help inform project

Village Green is a 2019 Northern Territory AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award Winner & National Finalist. Working with grassroots organisations to develop tools that will empower volunteers and community groups to take charge of their governance and connect them with useful information.

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Regional Opportunities Australia – Mentors

Opportunity to be a mentor for migrants arriving in Australia.

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