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Matt SalierThe New Venture Institute at Flinders University will partner with SA Enterprise Workshop and the business and entrepreneurial expertise of successful South Australian enterprises when it re-launches the new Enterprise Workshop today.

The Enterprise Workshop is a highly successful entrepreneur development and business accelerator program within South Australia that aligns well with the objectives of Flinders’ New Venture Institute to foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

Commencing in March next year and concluding in October, the Workshops involve 100 hours of contact time and related mentoring and team building activities delivered by experienced business people many of whom have previously graduated from the Enterprise Workshop.

Speaking ahead of the re-launch of the Enterprise Workshop at the Adelaide Town Hall this evening,  Chair of NVI Advisory Council and SA Enterprise Workshop Chair, Dr Nick Begakis AO said “this program builds on a wonderfully rich history of success and allows entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be to join together with extraordinary people, passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship whether it is in technology or in services, in a once in a lifetime experiential learning experience.”

New Venture Institute Director, Matt Salier, said the re-launch of Enterprise Workshop involved an update of the workshop program, which has existed in South Australia for nearly 35 years, retaining its entrepreneurial, corporate focus as “an accelerated, practical MBA style experience”.

The Marion Team: pictured L-R: Mark Searle , Marion CEO; Felicity Ann-Lewis, Marion Mayor; Cameron Little, KAB Judge; John Phillips, KESAB Executive DirectorThe City of Marion was today announced as the Keep Australia Beautiful National Sustainable Cities Winner for 2013 at the National Awards Ceremony at Coogee Beach, WA.

The win caps off a very successful awards event, where Marion also won the Young Legends and Heritage and Culture categories. Marion also received highly commended in two categories; Environmental Innovation and Protection and Water Conservation.  

National Sustainable Cities Judge Cameron Little assessed the City of Marion in September this year working to a tight itinerary showcasing a number of environmental sustainability actions and initiatives undertake in Marion.  

The judging process included a presentation of the Councils Strategic and Community Plans, Hallett Cove foreshore, Lower Field River, Warriparinga Wetlands, Living Kaurna Centre, Warradale Primary School and Oaklands wetland.  

KESAB environmental solutions Executive Director John Phillips OAM said “The City of Marion prepared an extensive submission highlighting the complexity and diversity of managing a council specific to environmental sustainability and community health and well-being.  

Simon HackettAs part of the Government’s continuing National Broadband Network reforms, Internode founder Simon Hackett was one of three directors with extensive relevant industry experience who were this week appointed to the NBN Co Board.

The other two new non-executive directors are Patrick Flannigan and Justin Milne.  A statement issued by Federal Communicatioins Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the appointments further enhanced the Board’s capabilities and expertise to provide appropriate oversight and guidance to this vitally important national project.

NBN Co Executive Chairman Dr Ziggy Switkowski said: “This is a period of transition for the company and it will be a great asset to have a new board that brings decades of combined experience in the industry.”

The appointees are well-established industry figures with lengthy careers in telecommunications, broadband and the deployment of linear infrastructure. They join current NBN Co board members Dr Ziggy Switkowski, Ms Alison Lansley and Dr Kerry Schott.