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Moreton Resources Limited v Innovation and Science Australia [2019] FCAFC

July 25th, 2019

This matter has been appealed to the Federal Court. Introduction: A recent decision has been handed down by the Full Federal Court in the case Moreton Resources Limited v Innovation and Science Australia [2019] FCAFC 120. The decision is still subject to appeal however shows clarification in disputes with existing R&D technology at new sites. Background: A previous AAT decision in September 2018 had determined that R&D Activities registered by Moreton Resources Limited were not R&D Activities in accordance with […]

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Satellite communications company, Myriota, first start up to sign agreement with Australian Space Agency

July 16th, 2019

Myriota, a satellite communications company working closely with the University of South Australia in 2015, has received funding’s of $15 million dollars with Boeing HorizonX Ventures. Anthony Murfett said that “it demonstrates that businesses of all sizes can make a significant contribution to Australia’s space industry.” The coaction of a startup and the Space Agency have shown the importance of a unique R&D and IP. Murfett commented, “Myriota’s technological innovation is important not only to support the growth and transformation […]

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Research papers find benefits of Government Financial Assist has Positive Impact on Private Finance

July 10th, 2019

A recent report published from the Office of the Chief Economist has found that government assistance (such as that available from the R&D Tax Incentive) has a positive impact on a company’s ability to generate external finance. The report referenced previous papers investigating the effectiveness of R&D Tax Incentives which found substantial evidence that receiving R&D tax subsidies improve the likelihood and amount of external financing available to a firm, especially when the firm is small and high-tech (Lerner, 1999; Feldman […]

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Ultimate Vision Inventions Pty Ltd and Innovation and Science Australia (Taxation) [2019] AATA 1633 (27 June 2019)

July 9th, 2019

Introduction A recent case heard in the AAT has affirmed a previous decision by Innovation and Science Australia (AusIndustry) finding that Activities registered under the R&D Tax Incentive were not in accordance with the legislative requirements. The case: Ultimate Vision Inventions Pty Ltd and Innovation and Science Australia (Taxation) [2019] AATA 1633 refers to a company that registered R&D activities for the FY14 and FY15 periods. Background The project related to the development of an integrated health and fitness program and cloud-based […]

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