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Local small and medium businesses can now apply for a share in $17 million to help them safely and responsibly adopt artificial intelligence.

Support for small business to adopt AI

Daniel Bouwmeester January 14, 2024 3 min read

Local small and medium businesses (SMEs) can now apply for a share in new funding to help them safely and responsibly adopt artificial intelligence. The federal government launched the $17 million Responsible Artificial Intelligence Adopt Program earlier this month. The program will involve the establishment of up to five so-called ‘AI Adopt Centres’ across Australia….

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An expansion to Springfield's WesTEC Trade Training Centre, comprising a new emergency health workshop and classroom, was completed recently.

New WesTEC health ward opens

Daniel Bouwmeester December 31, 2023 2 min read

An expansion to the WesTEC Trade Training Centre in Springfield comprising a new emergency health workshop and classroom was completed recently. The brand new $4.2 million Health Experiential Centre features a simulated hospital ward with eight beds plus a nursing station and medical equipment for students to take on vital practical experience. Courses making use…

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The Queensland Ambulance Service warned Springfield residents to be vigilant of heatwaves and heat-related emergencies during summer.

Reminder to help prevent summer emergencies

Daniel Bouwmeester December 13, 2023 3 min read

Summer is a notoriously busy time for the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), who respond to an average of 3,900 calls per day throughout December and January. QAS Director Lisa Dibley said heat-related emergencies were very common during the summer period in Queensland. “Queensland is known for sunshine and particularly hot weather,” Ms Dibley said. “Whilst…

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Springfield Lakes Nature Care and other wildlife preservation groups are working tirelessly to help restore the numbers of Greater Gliders.

Endangered Greater Gliders need Greater Springfield’s trees

Daniel Bouwmeester December 9, 2023 3 min read

Local nature groups are working tirelessly to help restore the numbers of Greater Gliders (Petauroides volans). In the last 20 years, glider populations have plummeted across the south-east by as much as 80% and endured extreme habitat loss during bushfires. Accordingly, in 2022, the Threatened Species Scientific Committee recommended the federal government uplist Greater Gliders…

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The University of Queensland Centre for Community Health and Wellbeing in Springfield is inviting residents to complete an important survey.

Let UQ at Springfield know what YOU need to live your healthiest life

Daniel Bouwmeester August 3, 2023 2 min read

The University of Queensland Centre for Community Health and Wellbeing has been active in Springfield since March 2023. The Centre is made up of researchers, professional staff, and students – who work together on their vision of creating happy, healthy communities. The Centre values working with community members in research and decision making, creating genuine…

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Additional free pop-up flu immunisation clinics are scheduled to open across Greater Springfield in August.

More spots for free flu jab this winter

Daniel Bouwmeester August 2, 2023 2 min read

Additional free pop-up flu immunisation clinics are scheduled to open across Springfield in August. Ipswich City Council is offering the clinics in partnership with Queensland Health to help tackle what it said was “a particularly bad flu season”. Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee Chair Andrew Fechner said while the flu is worse for infants…

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At the signing ceremony on April 20, from left to right: Aegros Co-Founder and Managing Director John Manusu and Founding Executive Chair Professor Hari Nair, with SCG Chairman Maha Sinnathamby AM and Deputy Chairman Bob Sharpless. Images: SCG.

Springfield welcomes Aegros to BioPark

Daniel Bouwmeester July 6, 2023 3 min read

Springfield City Group has finalised an agreement to welcome biopharmaceuticals company Aegros into Springfield’s new technology hub, enabling them to develop a new blood plasma manufacturing facility. The $352 million production facility is the first of many to be built as part of the Greater Springfield precinct – named BioPark Australia – wherein multiple life-saving…

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Ball is in your court with UQ Health

Daniel Bouwmeester July 5, 2023 3 min read

Did you know the University of Queensland has a health and wellbeing research centre based right here in Springfield? The UQ Centre for Community Health and Wellbeing – led by Professor Lauren Ball – is located at the Springfield Tower office building on Sinnathamby Boulevard. Professor Ball established the Centre in January this year. It…

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