Beating Around The Bush
About This Show
Beating Around the Bush is the official podcast of the Rural Business Collective. This is where Fleur Anderson and Jayne Cuddihy join other entrepreneurs, experts, business people and community leaders to talk about topics relevant to their community and rural and regional Australia.
Most Recent Episode
Russ Broad from Koorca
When you call 000 in an emergency, it usually takes a minute for the operator to establish your location. But two Charters Towers graziers have developed a phone app that essentially eliminates that, giving you the ability to get help sooner.Russ Broad and Ben Callcott have developed Koorca in a remote part of North Queensland, despite the fact they don’t have phone reception (to test the app!) or any kind of tech background.“There’s 15,000 calls to 000 a day in Australia from mobiles where they don’t know where that person is located,” says Russ.“We’ve also built the app to take a photo to send to a central database with a date and time stamp on it, so emergency services have evidence of someone who might be threatening or attacking someone.”“It takes away their anonymity- hopefully preventing a lot of crimes even taking place.”Visit www.koorca.com or find them on your preferred app store.