Industry Specific Issues

New Grant – Good News for Aussie Manufacturers

September 11th, 2014

After a tough trot, Australian manufacturers can breathe a sigh of relief after the Australian Government revealed applications are now open for the Manufacturing Transition Program. The program will provide manufacturers with a $50 million boost to become more competitive and sustainable. Available to any manufacturer spending over $4 million on capital expenditure / expansion activities, the program focuses on businesses looking to transition or expand their operations to higher value-added or more knowledge intensive manufacturing. A great help to […]

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Tech Investors Push for Tax Breaks

September 1st, 2014

Tax breaks enjoyed by property investors should be diverted to support innovative, job-creating companies instead, according to tech entrepreneurs. A lower tax rate on start-up income, a zero capital gains tax and a way for investors to use losses would boost the start-up industry and create jobs in a tumultuous market. Freelancer.com Chief Executive, Matt Barrie says it was the tech industry who created the world’s youngest billionaire – Mark Zuckerberg. “I cannot think of any other industry other than […]

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Swanson Reed Risk Management

August 22nd, 2014

Swanson Reed understands security, tax risk management and audit control are critical to the success of your company’s research and development. At Swanson Reed pride ourselves in providing quality service with minimal risk to ensure your business receives the highest levels of quality assurance. Swanson Reed is certified to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 31000:2009 Risk Management Standard. As a result of this certification, you can be assured every claim prepared by Swanson Reed and our advisory services have undergone […]

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Australian Innovation: Go Hard or Go Home…

August 3rd, 2014

With troubled commodity prices, higher employment costs and a diminishing manufacturing sector, Australia’s immediate future doesn’t look bright. Unlike the United Kingdom, the United States and most of the developed world, Australia has no current innovation strategy or policy. If we don’t act quickly to develop a plan to support innovation, particularly SME’s in the manufacturing sector, business confidence will fall, and investment in long term projects will disappear. It is the responsibility of Government to plan and incentivize our future. […]

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