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Stay up to date with what is happening at different levels of government to see how any changes may affect your business.

What could you community group do with up to $35,000?

Gambling can be an occasional harmless flutter at the pokies but can also, at the extreme, mean a serious addiction. Considering the controversial nature of the activity and the large profits derived from it by the gaming operators, nearly a quarter of a century ago...

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2018-19 Federal Budget – Queensland moves faster

Forget “Christmas in July”; with the Federal Budget it’s Christmas in May every year as the Treasurer of the day opens up Santa’s sack and delivers presents for the electoral majority who have been nice. Traffic-busting in south-east Queensland is one clear winner...

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Northern infrastructure to get moving

The Federal Government has announced its changes to the $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to make it easier for projects to obtain financial backing from Canberra. The move, announced by the Resources and Northern Australia Minister Matt...

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Grant of the Week: Queensland Business Development Fund

Our "Grant of the Week" is not a grant, but it is nevertheless a useful source of potential funding to lift your business off the ground! Part of the Advance Queensland business agenda, the Queensland government has set up a $40 million Business Develop Fund to help...

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If you have an idea, the government’s got the money

Commercialisation can be a long, difficult and frustrating process. But if you have an innovative idea that’s market ready, you might be eligible for a Queensland Government grant of up to $250,000 to help your business grow to that next level of success. The fourth...

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Take your business to the next level with a new $50,000 grant

Good news from the Queensland Government for small and medium sized businesses, which are at least 3 years old, have a minimum turnover of $500,000, employ fewer than 50 people, and are going through an expansion process – the new Business Growth Fund Program can help...

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Regional Growth Fund opens for applications

Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government, the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, has just announced the opening of the $272.2 million Regional Growth Fund for Initial Applications. The Regional Growth Fund will provide grants of $10 million or more...

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Australia has a new Deputy Prime Minister

Earlier today, the National Party of Australia party room in Canberra elected a new leader who, under the terms of the Coalition agreement, automatically becomes the Deputy Prime Minister. Michael McCormack, 57, Member for the seat of Riverina in New South Wales, is...

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Queensland Unemployment Steady

The unemployment in Queensland remained steady at the end of 2017, sitting at 5.9 per cent (the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 6 per cent), after a high of 6.6 per cent…

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New Year, New Laws

As it is traditionally the case, many new federal laws come into effect on the first day of a new year. There are a number of changes on the Commonwealth books on January 1 this year that might be of interest: Passports more expensive…

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Details of New Federal Ministry

Just in time for Christmas, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced his new ministry. The reshuffle has been prompted by the retirement from politics of the Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis (after 17 years…

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