Regional Archive August 2018

NBV Chief Operating Officer Stuart Mathison said NBV has opened thousands of rural accounts over the years but noted that many of these new customers never transacted again after their initial deposit due to the cost of banking.

Close to 30,000 Rural ni-Vanuatu to be Migrated to Electronic Banking

Addressing low usage, cost of travel and lack of opportunities to transact, the National Bank of Vanuatu (NBV) has announced the migration of close to 30,000 of its rural customers from a legacy paper-based passbook system to electronic and mobile banking.

Australia Continues to Invest in Pacific Skills

The Australian Government says that it will continue to build on its longstanding investment in Pacific skills by strengthening Australia’s flagship Pacific vocational training facility.
The Federal Government’s Seasonal Worker Program can assist growers in employing new workers.

Meeting Labour Needs in Lockyer Valley and Bundaberg

The Federal Government’s Seasonal Worker Program can assist growers in employing new workers.

Prehistoric Mass Graves May be Linked to Tsunamis

New research by UNSW scientists points to prehistoric mass graves being related to tsunamis. The findings could change how researchers interpret coastal human settlement in prehistory.