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New Single Business Service

You may have noticed the AusIndustry website is no longer active. As part of the government’s consolidation of services the single access point for most government activities, including grants, is now www.business.gov.au The new Single Business Service has necessitated that the previous Case Managers for Commercialisation Australia and Enterprise Connect are now part of AusIndustry [...]

Industry Transformation Research Program

The Government announced the Industry Transformation Research Program today.  This new $249 million package is designed to help Australian industries become more competitive and create new job opportunities. The Industry Transformation Research Program and cadetship package includes: More than 1,000 engineering cadetships over the next four years so students can get the work experience they need [...]

By | 2011-12-09T10:39:31+00:00 December 9th, 2011|Small Business|0 Comments

Round 15 CRC Program Announced

The 15th Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) funding round for 2012 will focus on clean manufacturing, social innovation and sustainable regional communities which are seen to represent significant challenges for our nation and are vital to our economic and social prosperity. In the 15th selection round, the CRC committee will place a particular focus on applications [...]

By | 2011-12-09T10:24:58+00:00 December 9th, 2011|Climate Grants|0 Comments

Small Business Is Big Business

A new report released today confirms the significance of Australia’s two million small businesses to the Australian economy.  The research reinforces the essential and vital a role the small business sector plays in Australia’s economic life.  The report was compiled by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, using data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and other [...]

Illawarra Region Innovation And Investment Fund

The Government's new $30 million Illawarra Region Innovation and Investment Fund, announced last week in response to job losses at BlueScope Steel, specifically targets firms providing: engineering, construction and support services to heavy process manufacturing and the mining industry; manufacturing for the power, mining and transport sectors; engineered equipment for oil, gas and downstream industries; and [...]

By | 2011-09-01T10:45:54+00:00 September 1st, 2011|Climate Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants|0 Comments

Supplier Access To Major Projects Program

Australian suppliers will be helped to compete for contract opportunities in five major projects in the lucrative resources and health sectors with $1.2 million from the Industry Capability Network (ICN) through the Supplier Access to Major Projects (SAMP) program announced today. The Government is trying to ensure competitive and capable Australian companies are given a fair go [...]

By | 2011-08-23T10:42:49+00:00 August 23rd, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants|0 Comments

Regional Relocation Grant

The Regional Relocation (Home Buyers Grant) Act 2011 will operate for 4 years commencing 1 July 2011. The scheme will provide applicants with a one-off payment of $7,000 to assist them with the cost of relocating from their metropolitan home to a regional home. The metropolitan area includes the local government areas of the Sydney [...]

By | 2011-07-01T11:00:02+00:00 July 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carbon Tax $12M Advertising Campaign

The Gillard Government will undertake a $12m public information campaign to explain to Australians why the climate tax is good for us.  The Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, said the campaign would provide information about the Government’s plan to reduce Australia’s carbon pollution including through a carbon price.  It will also showcase [...]

By | 2011-06-16T10:56:23+00:00 June 16th, 2011|Climate Grants|0 Comments

Happy 3rd Birthday Enterprise Connect

Enterprise Connect - the Australian Government's $50 million a year small business assistance program - is celebrating its third birthday.  Since 2008, Enterprise Connect has helped over 7,500 businesses with a range of services including advice, researcher placements, workshops, events and grants. The Tailored Advisory Service grants scheme has helped a wealth of these businesses improve [...]

By | 2011-05-20T11:23:49+00:00 May 20th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alternative Securities Exchange Approved

In August 2009, the Government announced important reforms to transfer supervisory responsibility for Australia's financial markets to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Since the Government announced in-principle approval of Chi-X in March 2010, ASIC has worked carefully and methodically to develop robust market integrity rules. These rules are designed to ensure the strength [...]

By | 2011-05-03T11:12:32+00:00 May 3rd, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments