Connecting our producers to Chinese markets

Jo Podoliak, CEO of RDA Murraylands and Riverland, presented an Australia China Business Council report to over 200 guests last December, on what South Australia’s agribusiness industry can do to better connect with Chinese markets. Sponsoring that report is just one of many actions the RDA is taking to help our region’s businesses capitalise on the immense China opportunity.

Free service landing TFI workers new jobs

Following the disastrous fire at Thomas Foods International in January this year, RDA Murraylands and Riverland jumped in to help displaced workers to find new jobs and stay in the region. The saying goes, one door closes and another one opens. While many TFI staff continue to be redeployed to other sites, some workers are seeking new opportunities. The RDA’s free Jobs Connection Service matches these jobseekers with local employers.

Robot grabs good grades and great career

In choosing his year 12 research project, Renmark High School graduate Sukraj Singh “wanted it to be easy and to get a good grade,” so naturally he built a robotic four-wheel crane with a 3D printer. When RDA Murraylands and Riverland set up a Career Development Centre in the school, they spotted his potential and connected him with local engineering firm Dix Engineering, helping Sukraj land his first job.