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3D Printing is changing the construction industry

July 9th, 2018

The construction industry has traditionally been very conservative and at times slow to innovate, however a change seems to be occurring. The industry is now embracing more innovative technology and the introduction of 3D printing buildings and homes is one current example of this. The 3D buildings are made by a very large 3D printer that consists of a robotic base which has 360 degrees of motion and a smaller arm that prints out various building materials. This technology holds […]

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Draft Legislation Released for R&D Tax Incentive

July 3rd, 2018

The Government announced on 8 May 2018 that the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) would be reformed and that changes would apply from 1 July 2018. Draft legislation has been released regarding amendments to the R&DTI. Stakeholder feedback is encouraged and responses can be submitted until 26 July 2018. Changes to the Bill include: Increasing the R&D expenditure threshold from $100 to $150 million; Introducing a $4 million cap on annual cash refunds (the cap excludes clinical trials). Refunds over […]

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Tesla continues increasing R&D spending

June 26th, 2018

Tesla’s revenue continues to increase and subsequently so does their research and development. In 2017 Tesla’s R&D spending reached $1.378 billion which is actually not that large in comparison to other auto companies. General Motors spent $7.3 billion, Volkswagen spent €13.135 billion and Mercedes and BMW spent over €6 million. While Tesla’s R&D spending may seem a lot smaller than that of other auto companies, their R&D devotion is quite impressive when comparing it to their percentage of revenue. Tesla […]

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R&D Intensity Requirement May Unfairly Penalise Certain Industries

May 22nd, 2018

Sixty million people are fed by Australian farming exports. With an ever-increasing global population, innovation in agriculture is essential to a sustainable future. However, the changes to the R&D tax incentive announced in the 2018 Federal Budget may be disadvantageous for industries like agribusiness. Up to 12,000 Australian companies could be affected by the R&D intensity change, which proposes that companies spend at least one percent of total business expenditure on R&D to qualify for the non-refundable tax offset. The […]

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Bryce Steele
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