Delivering tax relief for small and medium businesses in McPherson sooner

The Liberal-Nationals Government will deliver additional tax relief to 21,602 small and medium businesses in McPherson, five years earlier than planned. “This is good news for McPherson – lower company tax means more investment, more jobs and higher wages,” Minister Andrews said. “We will introduce legislation during the next session of Parliament, fast-tracking our business tax relief for 21,602 small and…

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Helping businesses to export and create new opportunities

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, has launched a $20 million program that will help small and medium businesses grow, export and generate local Australian jobs. The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Export Hubs Initiative, announced in the 2018–19 Budget, will fund successful applicants to develop local and regional hubs that will…

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BUILDING INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS TO GET LOCAL RESULTS

New Coalition Government grants totalling $8 million will help partnerships between Australian research organisations and businesses to team up with international partners and commercialise research, creating new opportunities and jobs. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews today launched the second round of the Australian Government’s Global Innovation Linkages (GIL) program and encouraged research…

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Boosting science and jobs through clever investment

Investments in nine high-tech companies have already created more than 100 new jobs with the support of CSIRO’s venture fund, which is backed by the Australian Government and the private sector. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the CSIRO Innovation Fund helped commercialise publicly funded research from institutions around Australia. “The CSIRO…

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Australian Space Agency recognised in the United States

The Coalition Government’s establishment of the Australian Space Agency has been commended in a resolution introduced into the United States House of Representatives. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, welcomed the resolution and said the Space Agency will help drive the growth of our space industry, create new opportunities for businesses and create…

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$19M boost for advanced manufacturers

New grants supporting Victorian and South Australian businesses to transition to advanced manufacturing of higher value products and create jobs. Fifteen businesses to share in $19 million of Australian Government funding. Grants matched by more than $45 million of investment by the businesses. A Victorian business will be the first in the world to commercially…

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Australian blockchain leaders head to China

Leading Australian blockchain companies and investors will travel to China as part of an Australian Government-led mission to deepen collaboration and explore growth opportunities within one of the world’s fastest growing technology sectors. Top tier start-ups, scale-ups, venture capitalists, incubators and financial institutions will be represented among the 37 delegates who will visit Austrade’s Shanghai…

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A 10-year plan for women in STEM

• On behalf of the Australian Government, the Australian Academy of Science is consulting to develop a 10-year plan to boost women in STEM.• The decadal plan is an initiative from the 2018-19 Budget.• Encouraging more women to pursue studies and career in STEM fields is a government priority backed by funding and a commitment…

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CHIEF SCIENTIST’S TERM EXTENDED

The Australian Government has extended Dr Alan Finkel’s term as Australia’s Chief Scientist for a further two years to the end of 2020. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews announced the extension and congratulated Dr Finkel.  “I am delighted to announce Dr Finkel’s extension and look forward to working closely with him. Dr…

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NEW AUSTRALIA–INDONESIA ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP A WIN-WIN

Australia and Indonesia have concluded an agreement that will create a new era of closer economic engagement between the two nations and open new markets and opportunities for businesses from both countries. The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) will drive growth for Australian business by creating new opportunities in Indonesia. The Minister for Industry,…

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