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Vale Peter Brown

A Pioneer of Industry and a passionate advocate for the Sapphire Gemfields, Peter Brown’s legacy will be celebrated for many decades to come. “The moment I held that stone up to the sun and saw a deep vibrant royal blue colour… Read more »

Grants to help Queensland export businesses grow overseas

A new grants program has opened aimed at helping Queensland export businesses better sell their products online to overseas customers. The new $400,000 E-commerce Grants Program will offer up to $10,000 to Queensland exporters that already have an e-commerce deal… Read more »

Plastic Free Places Program

Assistance to transition to reduce and eliminate single-use plastics The Queensland Government has recently passed legislation to ban certain single-use plastic items from September 1, 2021. These are: straws: regular straws, flexible straws, straws with a scoop, cocktail straws and… Read more »

Going Places with Ernie Dingo – Capricorn Coast episode

Aussie icon Ernie Dingo recently spent some time exploring our geographically diverse location, meeting many long-term locals who love where they live. Ernie chatted with Bob Muir on Woppa (Great Keppel Island), hearing about the culture and traditions of the… Read more »

Federal Government support for tourism extended

A $1.2 billion tourism and aviation support package was announced last week by the Morrison Government, which generated quite a lot of media attention. Key facts: The ABS estimates around 611,000 people are employed by the tourism sector Domestic tourism… Read more »

Plastic Bans from 1st September – What you need to know

Queensland now has new laws to ban single-use straws. Polystyrene foam food containers and cups as well as single-use plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery and plates will all be banned from September 1, 2021 under new legislation passed by Queensland Parliament…. Read more »

Build your business with the Back to Work program

The Queensland Government’s Back to Work program is open for applications! Since 2016, this game-changing program has been providing Queensland employers with the confidence to hire unemployed jobseekers, helping to change lives and improve businesses along the way. And at… Read more »

Premier announces subsidy for school experience programs

Capricorn Enterprise was thrilled to receive news this week of a new state government initiative which will give more Queensland students the chance to explore the magic of our Southern Great Barrier Reef. Each year, thousands of Queensland kids travel… Read more »

Queensland Tourism and Hospitality Jobs Fair

The Australian Government is hosting the Queensland Tourism and Hospitality Virtual Jobs Fair on Friday, 19 March 2021. The Jobs Fair connects job seekers with hospitality and tourism businesses looking to recruit staff. If you have vacancies to fill and… Read more »

Production underway for major tourism campaign

Capricorn Enterprise has commissioned local videographer, Stuart McKay, to create the Capricorn Region 2021 Winter Destination Campaign. This is set to be our largest campaign on record and will showcase the epic natural landscapes and wide open spaces from the… Read more »