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Importance Of Stable R&D Tax Incentive A Consensus During AFR Innovation Summit

July 31st, 2019

This week, the Australian Financial Review (AFR) hosted its annual Innovation Summit involving presentations and discussions by technology sector and industry leaders. The importance of stability in innovation policy (and in particular, the R&D Tax Incentive) was a largely uniform view among those participating in the summit. Key notes from the presentations include the following: A representative from CSL noted that the timeline for commercialising drugs required thinking in 10-15 year cycles, and that frequent changes to innovation policy made […]

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ASX Listed Software Company Receive AusIndustry Finding That R&D Activities Are Not Eligible

July 30th, 2019

XPED LIMITED has announced to the ASX that the company has received notice from AusIndustry of a finding assessing certain registered activities as ineligible under the requirements of the R&D Tax Incentive for the FY18 period. XPED LIMITED had previously announced in the company’s interim report for the half year ended 31 December 2018 that a Refundable R&D offset of $1,634,607 was received in respect of the Technology Development segment of the business, which is focused on development of Internet […]

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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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Bryce Steele
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