Labor deflecting from their taxes

Labor’s announcement today is another poor attempt to distract from their $200 billion in new and increased taxes. If Labor cared about tradies they would scrap the new taxes they are planning to introduce, which will directly hurt hundreds of thousands of tradies. Labor’s plan to scrap negative gearing as we know it and increase the capital gains tax by 50…

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Supporting global partners in space

The Australian Space Agency continues to strengthen our space industry with the signing of a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with Lockheed Martin Australia. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Agency’s fourth statement of strategic intent with an industry partner is another step forward as the Agency grows opportunities for investment in space systems and services.  “Lockheed Martin…

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Space Agency signs with UK satellite earth station

The Australian Space Agency has added a renowned British satellite and communications company to its growing list of international partners. The Agency and Goonhilly Earth Station signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation in London; the fifth such signing follows the recent similar agreement with Lockheed Martin. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the agreement shows the Agency…

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Supporting startups to solve big ideas

Australian startups and small businesses will be targeted with up to $1.1 million in grants to develop creative solutions to government policy challenges, as part of the Coalition Government’s plan for a stronger economy. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews launched the second funding round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) today, calling on Australian businesses to…

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Grants help hatch bright business ideas

Four incubators will receive more than $1.7 million to help Australian start-ups in sectors like agricultural technology and advanced manufacturing.    Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews says the successful applicants will receive the funding under the Liberal National Government’s Incubator Support initiative.  “Incubators like these and the start-ups they support play an important role in creating high-value Australian jobs,…

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Assisting businesses with eligibility for research & development tax incentive

New guidelines published today will provide Australian businesses with more confidence in claiming support for software activities under the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI).  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews says the Software Guidance will provide the technology sector with greater clarity on the eligibility of software activities under the R&DTI, and assist companies in making decisions. “The…

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Powering our energy system with data

The Morrison Government is today launching a new platform that will build an ongoing capability for cutting edge data analytics in the energy sector to better inform Government, industry and consumers on the use of energy by Australian households and businesses.  The National Energy Analytics Research (NEAR) program uses modern data techniques to collect, integrate and enhance information on Australia’s…

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Leaps and bounds for Industry funding

Ten innovative Australian businesses will today share in $200,000 of funding to overcome barriers to commercialisation and take their technology to the next level. The funding is through the Leap Vouchers program of the Liberal National Government’s Industry Growth Centre for the energy resources sector, NERA. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said NERA’s program will help small to medium…

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Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre gets change at the top

Mr Paul Cooper, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC).  Mr Cooper has been on the AMGC board since 2015 and is the owner of a Brisbane-based electronics manufacturing company that exports to the United States, India, and Germany. He will take over from Mr Andrew Stevens who is stepping down to assume the…

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