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The Australian Opal Centre becomes a reality

imge courtesy of Australian Opal Centre

FANTASTIC NEWS! The Australian Opal Centre (AOC), an icon for outback Australia and the home of all things opal has been funded! The local, state and federal governments have come together after almost 15 years of lobbying and put aside almost $19 million dollars to stage phase 1 of the project. Along with community contributions and the Founders program, the AOC has a total available pool of over $20 million dollars. We are so very excited for all those involved and the community of Lightning Ridge at large. The Australian Opal Centre as a centre of education, training  and certification has been a project close to the hearts of many…

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Trusted Trader Accreditation

We are now accredited “Trusted Traders” – YAY! But the real question is – who trusts us and why is this accreditation important? Customs agencies around the world monitor and clear all shipments – including ours. In the literally millions of packages cleared each day accredited companies are recognised as businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices. This accreditation was difficult to obtain and in Australia we are proudly No. 189. We join the ranks of much larger organisations such as DHL, FedEx, Bunnings, Argyle Diamonds and Rio Tinto. Government officials have independently assessed and accredited our business against World Customs Organization standards. There is a Trusted Trader…

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