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18 Aug, 2021

Lockdown support for QLD businesses

Support is available if you are impacted by the Queensland lockdowns.

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18 Aug, 2021

Lockdown support for ACT businesses

Support is available to your business is impacted by the ACT lockdowns.

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18 Aug, 2021

Lockdown support for TAS businesses

Support is available to your business is impacted by the COVID-19 lockdowns across Australia.

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18 Aug, 2021

Lockdown support for SA businesses

Support is available to your business if you are impacted by the Adelaide lockdowns.

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18 May, 2020

AAT R&D Tax Incentive Case

AAT R&D Tax Incentive Case: H2O Exchange and the Eligibility of Registered R&D Activities

A recent R&D Tax Incentive AAT Case (H2O Exchange and Innovation and Science Australia) focussed on the eligibility of R&D activities of a company developing a water rights trading platform. 

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29 Apr, 2020

Navigating the IP Journey

Tips on turning your ideas into valuable IP and money

by Tristan Boyd

They say the average human brain has 50,000 thoughts per day and for the inventive entrepreneurial types, a lot of those brain sparks are potentially the next big business idea. This coupled with the concept of multiple discovery (also known as simultaneous invention) which is the hypothesis that most scientific discoveries and inventions are made independently and more or less simultaneously by multiple scientists and inventors within a similar set time period, suggests maybe your ideas aren’t as new or unique after all.

Given the theory above and using it as a catalyst and motivator to protect your idea whilst also thinking about how you monetise your IP, we break down below how you can navigate this complex landscape.

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02 Apr, 2020

An update about Government Grants from the Ignite Innovation Team

The current global challenges placed before us highlight the need and opportunity for technological advancement, both to overcome the medical and healthcare challenges facing us, as well as address, as one prime example, the new reality of and need for remote and distributed work, social and lifestyle capabilities. If ever there was a time for technology and business innovation, it is now.

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24 Mar, 2020

R&D Tax Incentive Deadline Extension - June FY19 Income Year

AusIndustry has advised that it has extended the deadline for lodging Applications for Registration of R&D activities for the 30 June 2019 income year (FY19) to 30 September 2020, without the need to request an extension. You will still be required to provide your R&D Tax Incentive registration receipt number when you lodge your R&D Schedule with the Australian Taxation Office.

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20 Mar, 2020

Boosting Female Founders Initiative

The ‘Boosting Female Founders Initiative’ is a new competitive Federal Grants program to support more Australian women in work and supports Australia’s international obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). 

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24 Apr, 2019

The Grant Rant: Election Minefield

Politics counts… unfortunately

Another state election has passed and the Canberra mothership braces itself for the Federal version in May. I hate talking politics, I really do, but in the world of grants and incentives this counts. Why? Elections can change governments to a different flavour. Even if they remain, portfolios can change, Ministers reshuffled and policies inevitably change. That’s the part that affects things on the ground. Grants, funding, services, and infrastructure are all tools of policy delivery. Throw in an election promise or a budget (even a mini) and then you have the virtual bookends.

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