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Federal Budget: Big wins for manufacturing, with $1.3 billion in grant funding

October 8, 2020

The recent Federal Budget included big wins for manufacturers, with $1.3 billion in grants announced for the upcoming Modern Manufacturing Initiative that will target six National Manufacturing Priority areas: 1….

COVID-19 is manufacturing’s canary (Opinion)

August 13, 2020

By Kate Whitehead, Managing Director of Avant Group COVID-19 has been the canary in the coal mine for Australia’s manufacturing capability. In the 1960s, manufacturing contributed to 30 per cent…

Government grants crucial to the manufacturing sector

July 14, 2020

Avant Group MD Kate Whitehead has been featured in the latest issue of Manufacturers’ Monthly magazine, discussing government grants and why they are crucial for starting the manufacturing revival in…

Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) May 2020 legislation and rules update

June 16, 2020

Recent changes were announced to the EMDG for FY20 claims only. Our MD Kate Whitehead explains these changes. Watch to find out more.

Podcast: Don’t Miss Out on Government Grants

June 9, 2020

Listen to Avant Group’s Managing Director, Kate Whitehead being interviewed by Nicole Goodman from the leading Business Essentials Daily Podcast. This episode entitled Don’t Miss Out on Government Grants, helps…

R&D Tax Incentive changes postponed for another six months, government proposing retrospective changes

June 2, 2020

Changes to the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Incentive have been postponed until at least August 2020, after the Senate Economics Legislation Committee’s inquiry report was pushed back due to…

Manufacturing Modernisation Grant Award

May 5, 2020

The Hon. Karen Andrews announced the award of the Manufacturing Modernisation Grant to 200 successful businesses nationally. Here we recap the announcement.

Austrade releases major EMDG updates due to the COVID-19 crisis

April 15, 2020

If you are not sure what the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) is – feel free to read more here. We can report good news for Export Market Development Grant…

COVID19 Government Funding Guide: State by state

April 8, 2020

Last updated: July 28th, 2020 Federal and state governments have announced a range of support measures for businesses to help support companies through the COVID-19 crisis. The funding your business…