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Launceston best for families

Launceston is the best place to raise children according to a new report by Suncorp Bank. With a low crime rate, less crowded schools and lower than average housing cost, Launceston rated first in the Suncorp Bank Family Friendly Index. The Family Friendly Index ranks 30 Australian cities against 10 criteria including unemployment levels, crime … Continued
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Millions of records feel the heat

With Australia in the midst of one our worst heatwaves in history and bushfires raging across the country, millions of important records could be lost forever. The National Archives of Australia recommends CDs and DVDs be stored at temperatures between 4°C and 20°C with a relative humidity of 20 to 50 per cent. Photos, meanwhile, … Continued
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FAIMISO becomes FAIMPlus

The premier international removals industry association, The Federation of Internationale Demenageurs Internationaux (FIDI), has marked the beginning of the year by making changes to its accreditation standards Fifteen years ago FIDI introduced the FAIM Quality standard, now a well recognised benchmark in our industry. The standard has two levels of attainment – FAIM and the … Continued
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Record management follows strict standards

Record management is not about stuffing paper into boxes. At Grace we not only follow the Australian and international standard for records management, AS ISO 15489, we exceed all the requirements of the qualification. The Standard is more than just a bunch of random numbers; its pure existence acknowledges the importance of preserving records as … Continued
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Death of the printer

While we haven’t yet reached the stage of a paper-less office, it seems the humble printer is slowly becoming extinct. The Sydney Morning Herald has reported that companies are saving around 30 per cent of their total printing costs simply by reducing the number of printers. “Where once there was a printer on every desk, … Continued
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Know the law before you go

Thinking of sending your employees overseas to further your business opportunities? Travelling with improper immigration status and conducting activities that are not permitted under business visas can result in fines for both the employer and employee and potentially incarceration and deportation for the employee. It is not uncommon for travelers to make it all the … Continued
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Move into your very own home

There’s never been a better time to realise your dream of owning your new house. According to the latest RP Data Buy vs Rent Report, lower property prices and interest rate cuts mean it is now cheaper to buy than to rent in many suburbs and towns across the country. The report found that renters … Continued
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What is a record?

There are some records that are obvious – dental records, medical records, business contracts – but knowing what constitutes a ‘record’ is not always clear. All information created, sent and received in the course of your job is potentially a record. Records can be in paper, digital or other formats. Examples include emails, faxes, spreadsheets, … Continued
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Superstorm puts dampener on paper records

Millions of Americans went into panic mode in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy with news that a bank vault had flooded in Lower Manhattan. It was one of thousands of buildings underwater but what made this one different is that it contained trillions of dollars worth of stock certificates and other paper securities. The Depository … Continued
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