The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industries.
The Connellan Airways Trust is a national not-for-profit organisation assisting residents of Outback Australia with financial support for any worthwhile project, particularly involving education, health, communication and transport needs.
These grants were established in 1991 to assist organisations which provide expertise or otherwise serve or assist people in Outback Australia in the areas of endeavour, service or need.
The Trust provides funds to a number of SOTA/SDE to assist parents with the cost of accommodation whilst attending school events. Parents should apply directly to their School to access this funding.
Volunteers for Isolated Students (VISE) Grants
The Trust provides funding to the VISE Organisation to assist with the travel expenses of VISE Tutors to families in Outback Australia. Parents should apply to VISE to access this funding.
There are pressures on Australia’s natural resources that can limit the viability and productivity of Australia’s farming, fishery, aquaculture and forestry industries. These industries are looking to trial and implement new and innovative technologies and tools which will reduce these pressures while increasing their productivity and profitability.
The Australian Government is running seminars around the country to help businesses explore the opportunities created by the North Asia Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). Whether you are an experienced or potential exporter come along to one of these seminars in Queensland to hear from:
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Local business case study.
These seminars equip you with information to help you realise the benefits created by the China, Japan and Korea FTAs, including FAQs about tariffs, grants and other assistance.
Rockhampton – Thursday 16 November, 8.30am – 11.30am – Empire Apartment Hotel, Conference Room 1, 5 East St, Rockhampton
Emerald – Friday 17 November, 8.30am – 11.30am – Western Gateway Motel, Cnr Hospital Rd & Theresa Sts, Emerald.
The Australian Government has asked the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to investigate home, contents and strata insurance in northern Australia. The inquiry will help to address concerns about insurance affordability, promote more informed and more competitive insurance markets and make a difference for consumers in northern Australia.
The law gives the ACCC power to get information from insurers that other reviews have not been able to get. We will also look more closely at the level of competition between insurers than other reviews have been able to. If you live in northern Australia, we want to hear your views about:
- what is important in your decisions about insurance,
- how you get information and how easy the information is to understand,
- whether you have switched insurers (and why you have or have not), and
- whether you have taken action to reduce your risks.
Your views are important even if you don’t have insurance. There is a full issues paper on the website covering all the issues being investigated. There are 18 questions. The questions are a guide and you can tell us anything that you think might be important. You do not have to respond to all questions. If you prefer, you can read this paper and then go online and reply directly to an online questionnaire on the ACCC’s Consultation Hub Here.
If you would like more detail, please read our full issues paper here. This inquiry is a public process, so responses will be published on the ACCC website as submissions to the inquiry. You need to clearly identify if you do not want your name published. We will not publish your responses to Question 18, as we will treat your response to this question as background information only. Further information about the confidentiality arrangements for the inquiry can be found in the full issues paper. Please email or post us your response by 21 December 2017. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Post: ACCC Northern Australia Insurance Inquiry, GPO Box 520, Melbourne, VIC 3001.