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Researchers In Business

What happened to the Researchers in Business Program? The 2014 Federal budget advised this scheme would be retained. Our investigations have revealed it is likely to return in September 2014 and the scheme will be very similar to the previous program. If you are interested in claiming this grant please let us know so we [...]

By | 2014-07-19T20:47:11+00:00 July 14th, 2014|Innovation and R&D Grants, Small Business|0 Comments

CRC’s Awarded $148M For 2011

The successful applicants of this year’s CRC selection round were announced today.  Only 6 applications were successful from the 26 applications received. The agricultural sector, automotive industry and urban water managers were among the communities who will benefit from the recent decision. The successful CRCs are: Automotive Australia 2020 CRC ($26 million): will undertake research programs and [...]

By | 2011-11-22T10:31:19+00:00 November 22nd, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants|0 Comments

Green Buildings Program

Shopping centres, hotels and office block owners are finding it easier to upgrade and reduce greenhouse gas emissions thanks to the Government's Green Building Fund and Tax Breaks for Green Buildings Program.  Announcing $35.2 million in funding to green-up 90 buildings nationally, Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr said Australia's commercial buildings generate significant greenhouse gas emissions [...]

By | 2011-09-01T10:45:08+00:00 September 1st, 2011|Climate Grants|0 Comments

Buying The Mining Industry

The Government today announced the politically motivated $34.4 million Buy Australian at Home and Abroad initiative to provide Australian suppliers with have a better chance of benefiting from the nation’s major resources projects.  These major resources projects can provide significant opportunities for Australian suppliers. Unfortunately, some suppliers have been missing out because of established global vendor lists and [...]

By | 2011-06-15T10:55:32+00:00 June 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Australia India Strategic Research Fund Boost

The Australian Government announced today 18 collaborative projects involving Australian and Indian scientists that have been awarded $5 million under the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund, with matching funding provided by the Government of India.  Top scientists benefit from this multi-million dollar program with India that could lead to better vaccines, more temperature tolerant crops, healthier foods [...]

By | 2011-05-17T11:22:58+00:00 May 17th, 2011|Innovation and R&D Grants, Small Business|0 Comments

Australian Cheese And Curd Exports

Thailand’s Department of Foreign Trade has advised that imports of cheese and curd (other cheese) from Australia are approaching the trigger level at which a special safeguard measure (temporary tariff increase) will be applied. This information applies only to exports of Australian cheese and curd (other cheese) in tariff line 0406.90 which are subject to [...]

By | 2011-03-08T11:43:48+00:00 March 8th, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants|0 Comments

Strategic Tourism Investment Grant Open

Applications for the Strategic Tourism Investment Grants opened today to give tourism operators the opportunity to revolutionise their products with project funding of up to $1 million to be matched dollar for dollar with private sector investment.  The Strategic Tourism Investment Grants is part of a $40 million investment over 4 years in the tourism industry under the TQUAL Grants [...]

By | 2011-03-03T11:26:23+00:00 March 3rd, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants, Small Business|0 Comments

More Super For Over 55’s

This measure is one of a number of reforms, including increasing the superannuation guarantee rate to 12 per cent and a Government contribution for low income earners, which will directly impact the cost of conducting business in Australia  While it will deliver improvements in retirement savings and a variation to the distribution of superannuation taxation concessions, someone has [...]

By | 2011-02-27T11:39:01+00:00 February 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carbon Price Plan

The carbon price provides an incentive for businesses with the highest levels of pollution to reduce their pollution. The Government says they will then use every cent raised to: Assist families with household bills Help businesses make the transition to a clean energy economy Tackle climate change An initial fixed carbon price will provide businesses with a stable [...]

By | 2011-02-23T11:54:46+00:00 February 23rd, 2011|Climate Grants|0 Comments

Green Building Scheme Tax Breaks

Tax breaks for redevelopments that will substantially improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings are the subject of a new public consultation paper released today by Assistant Treasurer Bill Shorten and Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Mark Dreyfus. The consultation paper has been prepared to explain the key features of the proposed [...]

By | 2011-01-20T11:57:08+00:00 January 20th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments