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Fake Government Grants Cold Calls

The scam calls may include: mention of an ‘Australian Government Grants Department’ a claim of ownership of the Government’s www.grantslink.gov.au website requests for $4000.00 to ‘contribute to charities to pay off a government debt requests for a fee of $199.00 to release grant funding; and the names of prominent Australians. The Government DOES NOT cold call offering grants. [...]

By | 2011-02-23T11:53:57+00:00 February 23rd, 2011|Climate Grants, Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Fake Government Grants Cold Calls

Exporters Short Changed Again

The EMDG scheme is supposed to help export-focused small and medium-sized Australian businesses become sustainable exporters by providing partial reimbursement of certain export promotion expenses but the Government refuses to provide any useful financial support.  Businesses with approved grants of up to $27,500 will receive the full value of their EMDG claims. However, serious exporters [...]

By | 2011-02-21T11:52:34+00:00 February 21st, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants|Comments Off on Exporters Short Changed Again

Exporters Short Changed

The EMDG scheme is supposed to help export-focused small and medium-sized Australian businesses become sustainable exporters by providing partial reimbursement of certain export promotion expenses but the Government refuses to provide any useful financial support.  Businesses with approved grants of up to $27,500 will receive the full value of their EMDG claims. However, serious exporters [...]

By | 2011-02-21T11:49:46+00:00 February 21st, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Exporters Short Changed

TQUAL Grant Applications Open

Applications open today for a fresh round of Australian Government funding for tourism projects under the TQUAL Grant program for projects that will nurture quality tourism experiences and support Australia’s marketing campaigns. The TQUAL Grants - Tourism Quality Projects provide support of up to $100,000 on a dollar for dollar basis for smaller-scale projects to stimulate private sector investment [...]

By | 2011-02-07T12:04:13+00:00 February 7th, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants|Comments Off on TQUAL Grant Applications Open

GST Free Export Of Boats

Australian boat manufacturers and coastal tourism operators will benefit from proposed changes to the GST allowing boat buyers to sail new, Australian-made recreational boats in our waters for up to 12 months without paying GST on the sale price. Draft legislation was released today for comment to extend, from 60 days to 12 months, under certain circumstances, the [...]

By | 2011-02-01T12:02:25+00:00 February 1st, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants|Comments Off on GST Free Export Of Boats

New Food Processing Industry Strategy Group

The Minister for Innovation announced the membership of the new Food Processing Industry Strategy Group today.  This group will play an important role in ensuring Australia’s food sector is productive, sustainable and ready for the massive growth in global food demand. Food processing is one of Australia's largest manufacturing sectors employing over 200,000 Australians and sustaining communities across [...]

By | 2011-01-31T12:00:37+00:00 January 31st, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants|Comments Off on New Food Processing Industry Strategy Group

Grant Writing Expertise

Obtaining grants is a highly specialised field, and there are many stages to writing a grant proposal, such as identifying the need, designing the project, determining the grant opportunities, writing the grant applications and administering funds received. To further complicate things, the processes for pursuing federal, state, and private funds are very different. Many businesses [...]

By | 2011-01-24T12:15:01+00:00 January 24th, 2011|Climate Grants, Education, Export and Tourism Grants, Innovation and R&D Grants, Manufacturing Grants, Small Business|Comments Off on Grant Writing Expertise

Tourism Productivity Report Released

The Tourism Productivity in Australia Report, released by the Australian Government today, shows significant investment is needed to boost productivity in the tourism industry. Gross domestic product (GDP) statistics released last week showed tourism outperformed the economy as a whole in the past year, but today’s report reveals the productivity of the industry has lagged behind the [...]

By | 2011-01-06T12:10:00+00:00 January 6th, 2011|Export and Tourism Grants|Comments Off on Tourism Productivity Report Released

2010 EMDG Claims Now Closed

The closing date for the 2010 Export Marketing Development Grants was Tuesday 30 November 2010. No further grants can be lodged. The EMDG Act requires that all EMDG claims for the financial year ended 30 June must be lodged by 30 November in each year.  The Act does not allow for late lodgement under any circumstances.  Austrade simply has [...]

By | 2010-12-01T12:18:48+00:00 December 1st, 2010|Export and Tourism Grants|Comments Off on 2010 EMDG Claims Now Closed

2010 EMDG Scheme Changes

The Government has passed legislation on a number of changes to the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme that will impact claims made for eligible expenses incurred after 1 July 2010. The recent changes include: extending the Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) to 2015/16; reducing the maximum assessed grant from $200,000 to $150,000; reducing the maximum number of [...]

By | 2010-11-01T12:25:46+00:00 November 1st, 2010|Export and Tourism Grants|Comments Off on 2010 EMDG Scheme Changes