Industry Specific Issues

Federal Government Funding in Australian Renewable Energy Sector

July 26th, 2022

Australia is currently faced with a growing energy crisis and investment in clean energy technology and renewable generation infrastructure has been a large focus of federal governments. In 2020, the previous Government committed to invest at least $20 billion in low emissions technologies by 2030, to drive more than $80 billion of total public and private investment over the decade. The Technology Investment Roadmap, with annual Low Emissions Technology Statements (LETS), provides a comprehensive investment strategy to guide government investment […]

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NZ Media Reports that Australian Tax Incentive a Threat to NZ Video Game Development Industry

July 8th, 2022

A recent article on has highlighted that Australia’s R&D Tax Incentive and Digital Games Tax Offset has the NZ video game development industry worried The article highlights that: Australia’s proposed Digital Games Tax Offset (DGTO), an initiative of the former coalition federal government which has not yet passed as law, is a threat to New Zealand’s gaming industry accounting to their Game Developers Association: The proposed incentive offers a 30% refundable tax offset for eligible businesses that spend a minimum of […]

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Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals (ASX:PAR) Received $8.2m R&D Tax Refund

June 13th, 2022

Melbourne based Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals has reported receipt of a $8.2 million research and development tax incentive refund for the YE 30 June 2021 relating to ongoing R&D activities into its pentosan polysulfate sodium treatment. The company has advised that the funds will be reinvested in R&D activities and to support its global Phase 3 and Phase 2 clinical programs. Paradigm Biopharmaceuticals’ R&D offset refund is one of the larger R&D tax offsets reported, alongside the likes of Telix Pharmaceuticals’ R&D […]

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AusIndustry Conducting Briefing Session to Provide an Overview of the Refreshed Software Guidance

May 9th, 2022

In April 2022, AusIndustry released a new guidance document titled “Software-related activities and the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive“. Whilst nothing in the new guidance is particularly surprising, there are some new principles which do not seem to have been explored in other guidance documents published in recent years. AusIndustry have planned briefing sessions on this guidance during May which will focus on: the design process to ensure industry relevance; the main changes from previous guidance, including changes to […]

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