Temporary cash flow boosts will support small and medium businesses and not-for-profit organisations during the economic downturn associated with COVID-19. Eligible businesses and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations who employ staff will receive between $20,000 to $100,000 in cash flow boost amounts by lodging their activity statements up to the month or quarter of September 2020. The
Small business in Surrey Hills, Zimt Patisserie, we’ve been here for 10 years now and we’ve been benefiting from the JobKeeper allowance as well from the Government. it hasn’t been easy to say the least. But we have stuck it through and we’ve had a wonderful support from our local community, particularly from our customers.
Wineries, boutique accommodation, a distillery expansion, a Far North micro-brewery and a houseboat build are among the latest tourism projects to benefit from the Marshall Liberal Government’s regional stimulus program. A further 12 new regional tourism development projects have been granted funding under the South Australian Tourism Commission’s Tourism Industry Development Fund (TIDF). This brings
The Palaszczuk Government has announced $200,000 in new funding to support Indigenous festivals, events and jobs for the Year of Indigenous Tourism. Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said applications for event funding were now open. “This is an excellent opportunity to develop existing and new Indigenous tourism experiences and encourage even more visitors to make Queensland
The Australian Government has announced several stimulus and relief packages, designed to sustain small businesses through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep employees in work. The government has stated that the measures are temporary, targeted and scalable. The main areas of support relevant to small businesses to date are: JobKeeper Payment Businesses impacted by the
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell is urging the Federal Government to establish a revenue-contingent loan scheme for small businesses, to provide them with the cash flow they need to survive the next 12 months. With government support measures being withdrawn, banks continuing to subject small business borrowers to onerous credit
Twenty-three small and medium businesses will share in more than $2 million from the Morrison Government to test their great ideas on how to improve the natural environment. The latest round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) is supporting the early-stage development of solutions to tackle five specific government policy and service delivery
The Andrews Labor Government has announced almost $500,000 in funding to support the creation and growth of startups in regional Victoria. “This investment will enable the next generation of regional entrepreneurs to have a go at getting their big idea off the ground,” says Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called for an industry-specific R&D Tax Incentive, saying the current system is hampering investment and growth in the sector. In a submission to the Federal Government’s Financial Technology Inquiry, the Ombudsman described the R&D Tax Incentive as unsuitable for software development in its current
The Australian Government has invested $50 million to grow Australia’s wine exports and showcase the nation’s wine tourism offering in key markets. The program, known as the Export and Regional Wine Support Package, originally was to run for four years and conclude on 30 June 2020. However, significant in-market activities were postponed as a result of