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DuluxGroup Takeover Shows Impact R&D Investment Can Have On Company Value

April 23rd, 2019

It has recently been announced that DuluxGroup’s board has accepted an offer to be taken over for $3.8 billion by Japan-based Nippon Paint Holdings; DuluxGroup has been one of Australia’s largest investors in corporate R&D, and has been a strong advocate for maintaining stability of the Australian R&D Tax Incentive. DuluxGroup were also actively involved in: The recent senate economics committee hearings into the proposed changes to the R&D Tax Incentive, which were recommended to be deferred following the committee’s review; The […]

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Labor Statements on Innovation Policy

April 16th, 2019

Opposition Innovation, Industry and Science Spokesman Senator Kim Carr has been quoted in the AFR today with respect to Labor’s innovation policy during the federal election campaign. Carr Indicated that if Labor were to win the election, he would work with AusIndustry, the ATO and Treasury with respect to reviewing the processes for compliance assessments of R&D claims. Carr indicated that striking a balance between programme integrity and ensuring that claimants aren’t treated unjustly is important to ensuring the best […]

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Global Veterinary Surgical Instrument Projected Growth due to R&D Incentives

April 8th, 2019

A study involving some of the biggest veterinary surgical instruments manufacturers predicts a growth of approximately 6.5% during the forecast period 2018- 2023.   The growth is as a result of the rise in R&D expenditure, product innovation and demands in pet care on a global scale as the market is increasing going more competitive. Per a geological analysis, North America is expected to be on the forefront of this market followed by Europe. Asia- pacific will be expected to […]

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Budget 2019: R&D Tax Incentive Programme Cost Reductions with No Specific Detail

April 3rd, 2019

The Federal Government handed down their budget on 2 April 2019 and whilst there appeared to be no specific new changes proposed to the R&D Tax Incentive, the forward estimates cost of the programme is projected to reduce by $1.35 billion. It is not clear whether this cost reduction is a product of: The legislative changes proposed in the last federal budget being introduced. These changes were recently the subject of a Senate Economics Committee review that recommended the changes […]

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Bryce Steele
Principal, Melbourne
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Tom Parkhouse
Principal, Sydney
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Andy Nguyen
Principal, Brisbane
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Kieu McKellar
Manager, Adelaide
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David Greatwich
Principal, Perth
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Sarah Guan
Manager, Hobart
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