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“Business saved the nation”, says Business Council CEO

Over the past 18 months, in every challenge, business has stood alongside Australians through their darkest days. From the sheer devastation of the bushfires through to the uncertainty of COVID-19 lockdowns, border closures and now the recovery, we’ve been there. Businesses of all shapes and sizes have demonstrated that they’re the glue that keeps communities

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NSW’s $1,500 Small Business Rebate Scheme opens

Small businesses are encouraged to sign up online for a new $1,500 rebate scheme to help cover the cost of NSW and local government fees and charges. The Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate is open to small businesses which have a total wages bill below the new 2020-21 $1.2 million payroll tax threshold and

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Lower interest rate loans for small businesses affected by Cyclone Seroja

Disaster assistance has been made available for communities with widespread damage caused by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja. The Local Government Areas of Chapman Valley, Dalwallinu, Greater Geraldton, Morawa, Northampton and Shark Bay are now eligible to receive financial assistance through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). Assistance available under the DRFA may include:

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$10k Grants for Adelaide small businesses to enhance outdoor dining

City businesses along six of Adelaide’s most iconic eating and retail strips are being urged to take advantage of new grants of up to $10,000 to enhance and activate their outdoor areas, helping to drive patronage and support jobs. As we enter the traditionally quieter winter months, the Marshall Liberal Government has committed $200,000 to

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ATO Small business tax-time toolkit

The ATO offers a range of tools and services to make it easier for you to get your tax and superannuation right. We want to help you manage and grow your business and get back on track if you need to. You can also speak with a registered tax or BAS agent for help. Reporting

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IMF significantly upgrades Australia’s economic outlook for 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has upgraded Australia’s economic growth outlook in its latest World Economic Outlook. Amid continued “high uncertainty” globally, the IMF has confirmed our economy is recovering from the COVID-19 crisis faster and stronger than previously expected. Australia’s economy is forecast to grow by 4.5 per cent in 2021, one percentage point higher than

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Funding for SMBs to adopt innovative tech, including AI, robotics and cybersecurity

The Andrews Labor Government is helping small to medium-size businesses implement digital solutions that improve productivity, drive growth and create jobs through a new funding program. “This program will be a catalyst for more Victorian businesses to embark on their own innovative projects, whether they’re implementing technology or developing a new commercial product,” said Minister

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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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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