Budget 2021’s patent box scheme to boost Australian medical & biotech innovations, but is it too limited?

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A $206.4 million so-called ‘patent box’ scheme aimed to encourage development, investment and innovation in Australia’s medical and biotech technologies has been introduced in the Federal Government’s 2021 Budget.

Budget 2021: Federal Government’s childcare reform a ‘targeted’ & ‘proportional’ investment, but for whom?

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The Australian government has announced major changes to its childcare subsidy ahead of the May 11 federal budget, but who will benefit from them?

Federal budget 2019: A summary for SMEs

The budget, which was revealed at 7:30pm yesterday, sees an increase in the instant asset write-off threshold to $30,000, lower tax rates and an easier tax dispute service for small business, as well as other conditional plans that could benefit SMEs. The new budget would mean that the instant asset write-off threshold would increase to $30,000; there… Continue reading Federal budget 2019: A summary for SMEs

Government fails to meet small business demands in budget

Local small businesses have rated greater opportunities for growth, additional tax incentives and a focus on delivering flexible employment as key areas they’d liked to have seen on the 2012 budget agenda.

Opinion: How businesses can level the playing field, post-budget

After the Wayne Swan’s rhetoric about his Government being one for small and medium business, the Federal Budget delivered last week turned out to be remarkable in that if contains no new meaningful support to businesses that aren’t loss making.

The Budget: What’s in it for small business

Treasurer Wayne Swan unveiled the 2012/13 budget in Canberra overnight, returning it to surplus and detailing a number of measures he said would benefit small business. But many SMBs have been left wanting by the budget, saying it doesn’t deliver enough support to the sector.