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The City of Unley is recognised for its community spirit, natural and built
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A broad and diverse role you will partner with the business at all levels
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Training , OH&S, Customer Service and Records Management activities.
Providing leadership to your teams you will coach, mentor and develop
them to better service the organisation and the City of Unley as a whole.
You will be respected for your experience and expertise in HR and OH&S.
You will understand the IR environment in which the City operates
and you will quickly gain the knowledge to lead the customer service
and records management teams. A strong negotiator you have proven
experience in delivering change management projects. Your experience
will be supported by tertiary quali cations.
This is the ideal role for a highly experienced generalist HR practitioner
who has the capability of broadening their expertise into OD and the
other areas under your control. A strong communicator you work
collaboratively and share your knowledge and expertise. Able to develop
relationships quickly at all levels you will relish the opportunity to make a
difference and ensure that the City of Unley continues to be recognised
for its innovative leadership.
Bring your expertise to the team at Unley! Send your resume in
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Applications close: Friday 26th March 2010.
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March 12 - 18, 2010 people & places
Remember Big Kev -- the
who marketed his cleaning
products on morning TV shows
declaring: "I m excited"?
He became a big personality, with
the body to match and had big plans
for his self-started company.
But it went broke after a public
float and sadly, the charismatic Big
Kev died a few years later.
Business analysts said at the
time of the company s demise
(along with shareholders money)
he had simply gone too far too soon.
Hype is part of the scene in those
TV advertorials where miracle
cures and wonder products are
But Adelaide investors in
Handshield -- the hand cream that
resists grease, paint, oven cleaner
and acid -- believe the product
can stand on its own; no hype, no
You wonder then why Sam
Hanna, owner of Jungle Brolly, the
public unlisted company that owns
the IP and rights to manufacture
and sell Handshield, went on TV to
pour hydrochloric acid on his hand
and keep it there for the same time
it took to burn through alfoil and
sizzle on a brick.
Appearances on Kerri-Anne
Kennerley and Today Tonight
brought a deluge of inquiries.
"We had a lot of people wanting a
piece of the action," Mr Hanna said
"Our website went from 16,000
hits per month to 1.2 million in
January this year.
"But the way we have set up the
company is that we refer all the
distribution enquiries to another
company who we have engaged to
handle all the logistics," he said.
"I learnt from my days as a
senior exec at Shell that a leveraged
distribution network gives you the
least risks and least headaches."
Handshield and other products
in the Jungle Brolly stable, Hanna
insists will be rolled out slowly and
The Jungle Brolly story began
in Thailand in the early 2000s
where Hanna met a team of product
developers and innovators working
on a protective liquid.
He was a senior executive
working for Shell and had wide
experience in lubricant products.
"This one was different," he said.
"It was unlike anything I had
"It was a natural product and
had extraordinary protective
It had always been his ambition
to start his own company and set
himself apart from the pack.
"We were still living in Asia so in
the early stages we were running
the business by remote control.
"It was manufactured overseas
and distributed in Australia."
But married to a former Adelaide
woman meant settling-down time
would lead them to South Australia.
"We now manufacture the
product in Australia and are
building overseas markets."
When the company first started
in 2005 it was shifting 120,000 units;
last financial year that was up
to 350,000 and still Hanna urges
"It s important to build a sales
team and a support team before you
start market expansion," he said.
"We have a distribution deal
with renowned natural products
company Brauer, but we still need
to provide training and support for
their sales staff."
Hanna also sought independent
chemical analysis of his product
and it was sent to Melbourne-based
Chemical Analysis, an analytical
laboratory specialising in phar-
maceutical, microbiological and
Its report was provided to The
It detailed a series of successful
anti-bacterial tests and inhibition
Dr John Fairweather, who
conducted the tests in 2009
described Handshield as "a novel
product, very unique, but because
it s so new it s difficult to see how it
will impact on the market."
Fast forward to 2010 and Jungle
Brolly has exceeded million-dollar
turnover levels, is now on sale at
4000 pharmacies and its industrial
versions are used at Dulux, Baker
Constructions, Blackwood s
Industrial and the 77 Burson s Auto
Parts outlets on the east coast.
Hanna s target is to lift sales to
$20 million and more.
He s in discussions with major
hardware stores, has opened up
export markets in Korea and New
Zealand. But he s still cautious.
"There is nothing like it in the
market, it is unique and it has
great export potential -- but this is
a cut-throat industry with global
giants including Proctor & Gamble,
Unilever and Johnson & Johnson.
"If we can get a small share of
the market, we ll be fine."
He s excited -- he s just keeping it
under his shirt.
On the verge of
it s only natural
that we would see the
modernisation of Mary
The Sisters of St
Joseph last night
launched the official
Mary MacKillop website
that offers users an
interactive and exciting
journey into the life and
legacy of Australia s
first saint and one of
the country s most
The website features
of Mary MacKillop,
readings of her final
letters and virtual tours
of Mary s tomb and her
last home - Alma Cottage.
In what would have
seemed an inconceivable
science to Mary -- the
of the teaching order of
nuns -- Sister Annette
Arnold has worked
closely with leading
Multimedia to create a
site that makes Mary and
her story accessible to
all people regardless of
where they live and their
"This website gives
anyone interested in the
story of Mary MacKillop
an intimate and personal
understanding of her life
and the contributions
she made to Australia,"
Sister Annette said.
Director of client
services of Fraynework
Walsh says her team was
thrilled to be part of the
"We applied a range
of modern technologies
along with visually
rich graphic design to
provide site visitors
with an engaging online
of captivating video,
audio, art and historical
imagery help bring
the story of one of
Australia s great
pioneering women to life
in a compelling digital
form," she says.
'Modern' Mary MacKillop
gets her own website
Mary MacKillop worshippers at the more traditional place
of worship -- church.
Time on their hands
If any product can pass the acid test, then this
is it. Handshield -- a natural hand cream -- is
teetering on the edge of significant market share
in the cut-throat global business of protective
hand creams and moisturisers. Kevin Naughton
investigates the hype and finds a cautious
company happy to crawl before it walks.
Jungle Brolly director Sam Hanna, the brains behind Handshield.
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