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Day: April 6, 2021

Business Council CEO urges government to ‘lock in a sustainable recovery’

Because JobKeeper ended businesses across the economy and of all sizes will need to take the lead when it comes to new job creation, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “JobKeeper has been a lifeline, saving tens of thousands of jobs during COVID but it’s now time for the private sector to take over …

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Five Aussie founders share their secrets for building a successful business

In 2020, the coronavirus crisis disrupted nearly every facet of life. In all the chaos, company priorities shifted; the way people worked changed; and lifestyles were uncertain. This disruption has left many industries ripe for new innovations and poised Australia’s startup community for success. However, it’s no secret that launching a new business is challenging. Thousands of …

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10 Lessons from small business owners that can’t be learnt in class

There is a lot of value in learning from the experience of your peers. The members of the Facebook group, I’m a small business owner in Western Australia, recently shared the valuable lessons they’ve learnt along the way when a member asked the following question: What is the most important thing you’ve learned about running …

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Rent reprieve for cyclone-impacted primary producers in North Queensland

More than 1500 primary producers impacted by Tropical Cyclone Niran will receive a land rent reprieve as part of the Queensland Government’s disaster assistance measures. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said more than $213,000 worth of land rent due between March 1, 2021 and August 30, 2021 would be automatically deferred for up to six months. …

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Immediate full expensing of eligible new depreciating assets

Businesses with an aggregated turnover of less than $5 billion can immediately deduct the business portion of the cost of eligible new depreciating assets. Corporate tax entities unable to meet the $5 billion turnover test may still be eligible for temporary full expensing under the alternative income test. The eligible new assets must be first held, and …

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Claiming these JobMaker Plan temporary measures in your tax return

Temporary full expensing and loss carry-back are two JobMaker Plan temporary measures you may be eligible to claim for your business in your 2020-21 tax return. To claim, or opt-out of, temporary full expensing or claim loss carry back you will need to complete additional labels in your tax return. Temporary full expensing You’ll need to …

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RECEIVE GOVT GRANT OF $10K to $250K*.

Austrade Approved Business Events
AVAILABLE NOW APPLY BEFORE 30th MARCH 2021 (Condition apply)

  • ABF Events are approved and listed below have been certified by Austrade on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
  • This allows exhibitors, sponsors, delegates and partners to participate in the Business Events Grant Program. Note event bookings need to be confirmed ASAP to participate in the grant program
  • The program provides 50% rebate (based on a minimum spend of $20k) for approved items including ABF event-media packages, exhibition stands, corporate function tables, delegate registrations.
  • Govt Grant applications are now open until the 30 March. Please contact ABF to discuss how we can assist, we have experts to assist grant applications.
  • Grant funding will cover up to 50% of eligible expenditure incurred in participating at pre-approved business-to-business events as buyers or sellers during the 2021 calendar year.  All grant applications must be submitted for approval via the following link: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-events-grants
  • For further information please see this fact sheet.

GOVT GRANT OF $5K to $250K

Austrade Approved Business Events AVAILABLE NOW
APPLY BEFORE 30th JUNE 2021 (Condition apply)
Sponsor, Partner, Exhibitor and Speaker Packages Available