Category Archives: Government Back

Leak reveals government plan to bring forward small business tax cuts and change $20,000 instant asset write-off

The federal government is seeking to bring tax cuts aimed at Australia’s small and medium businesses into effect four years earlier than originally planned, costing the government $3.6 billion over four-year forward estimates. Treasury costings leaked to Fairfax reportedly reveal the government has decided to adopt industry calls to bring forward the already legislated tax cuts … Read more

University of Sydney receives $1.5 million to run online courses on digital transformation

The University of Sydney has received $1.5 million in funding from the NSW Government’s Boosting Business Innovation Program to run two online courses to help businesses with digital transformation. The two massive open online courses (MOOCs), will be run for five weeks. They will be free for participants to study, however a fee will be … Read more

NSW Government to allocate $10 million to expansion of autonomous vehicle trials in Budget

The NSW Government is set to allocate $10 million funding over the next four years to the expansion of autonomous vehicle trials. To be announced in tomorrow’s state budget, the fund will be administered by Transport for NSW’s Smart Innovation Centre, which will be tasked with identifying relevant projects and partnerships. NSW Minister for Transport … Read more

‘A hell of a lot of people have had their lives ruined’: small business deflated after royal commission

As the banking royal commission gears up for its fourth round of hearings starting on Monday, small business owners are voicing their disappointment at the brief two weeks allocated to the sector. Elizabeth Furneaux was one of 630 people who made submissions to the royal commission relating to small and medium businesses’ dealings with lenders. Mrs Furneaux and her … Read more

Need templated forms, business plan samples or industry reports? Check out ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database!

Members of the Business Studio now have access to the full version of the ProQuest Entrepreneurship Database! This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly – including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings – to a full toolkit … Read more

Victorian Government launches Foundry658 program to support creative businesses

The Victorian Government has launched Foundry658, a program geared towards growing the state’s “creative and cultural” businesses. Developed by the State Library Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the program will see the Foundry658 team undertake a roadshow across regional Victoria, bootcamps for up to 50 entrepreneurs, and a three month accelerator … Read more

Facebook under fire again as fresh reports of mishandling users’ data surface

Facebook’s arrangements with Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry and Samsung that allowed their devices to access data from the social network’s users could further expose Facebook to steep fines and other penalties, experts said. The practice – which may have occurred without users’ full knowledge – drew sharp rebukes from US lawmakers on Monday, who said Facebook … Read more

Event booking hours in Coast venues doubles after Commonwealth Games

The Queensland Government has announced all venues that were newly constructed or upgraded for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are fully booked for the remainder of 2018. Queensland Minister for Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games, Kate Jones, has confirmed that the $300 million plus investment in venue infrastructure is “paying off.” Booking … Read more