Regional Food Producers’ Innovation and Productivity Program – $35 million over four years
Matching grants to Australia’s regional food producers to assist them in becoming more competitive through productivity and innovation improvements. Includes $10 million for seafood industry projects.
SA Innovation and Investment Fund and Labour Assistance Package to Mitsubishi Employees – $35 million over four years
- $884.6 million for 238,000 additional vocational education and training places to individuals outside the workforce.
- $704.6 million for 392,000 new training places for those in the workforce to train/upgrade skills.
- $242.2 million to support 85,000 new apprenticeship places.
- $83.2 million for strengthened industry skills councils.
- $4.1 million for Skills and Training Information Centres to provide a one-stop advisory service.
- Committing $6.4 million over four years for partnership between schools and businesses.
- Creating Trade Training Centres to complement minerals industry skills centres in mining regions.
- Reducing HECS by 50% for science graduates, benefiting geology and geosciences.
- The government will invest $1.386 million over four years to increase skilled migration program by 31,000.
- $19.6 million will be allocated over five years to create and support Skills Australia, a statutory body to advise the Government on current and future demand for skills and training in the Australian economy.
- The Commercial Ready program, cut $707 million over four years. No further grants will be approved, all existing grant contracts will be honoured.
- Work Skills Vouchers – cut $778.3 million over five years.
- Regional Partnership, cut $236.2 million over five years.
- Australian Industry Productivity Centres, cut $157 million over five years and to be replaced with the Enterprise Connect Innovation Centres, costing $42 million over four years.
- FarmHelp, cut $97.4 million over five years.
- Community water Grants, cut $73.6 million over four years.
- Food Innovation Grants, cut $62.7 million over 5 years.
- FarmBis, cut $37.1 million over five years.
- Advancing Agricultural Industries, cut $33 million over 5 years.
- Business Skills Vouchers for Apprentices – cut $13.9 million over four years.
- Building Entrepreneurship in Small Business Program, cut $10.5 million over two years.
- New Industries Development Program, cut $6.6 million over four years.
- Pharmaceuticals Partnerships Program, cut $3.2 million over two years (unallocated funds).
- Global Opportunities Program, worth $62.6 million over four years (transferred into Austrade).
- Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund, cut $90 million and transferred to the new National Clean Coal Fund and the Renewable Energy Fund.
- Renewable Remote Power Generation Program, cut $42 million over two years.
- Capability Technology Demonstrator Program, cut $30.3 million over four years.
- Australian Tourism Development Fund, cut by $15.5 million over three years.
- Low Emissions Technology and Abatement program, cut by $2.2 million.
- Climate Ready: $75 million over four years. Competitive grants program will assist small and medium enterprises to develop and bring to the market new products that save energy and water and reduce pollution.
- Retooling for Climate Change: $75 million over four years to assist Australian manufacturers to improve their production processes, energy and water efficiency and to reduce their carbon emissions. Grants of between $10,000 and $500,000, up to a third of the cost of each project, will be provided to small and medium sized companies for initiatives such as investing in energy efficient manufacturing tools, small scale cogeneration plants and water recycling. Advice will also be provided to small and medium enterprises on how to improve water efficiency through the National Manufacturing Network.
- Green Building Fund: $90 million over four years to assist business to implement energy efficient measures. The Fund will subsidise 50 percent of the cost of retro-fitting and retro-commissioning existing commercial office buildings, up to a maximum of $200,000 per building. Funds will be awarded to organisations on a competitive basis, with priority given to large buildings (over 5,000m2).
- $50 million for a national carbon mapping and infrastructure plan.
- $75 million for a National Clean Coal Research Program.
- $50 million for a pilot coal gasification plant in Queensland.
- $50 million to demonstrate carbon capture and storage.
- $50 million for a large scale post combustion capture plant in the Latrobe Valley in Victoria.
- $15 million to fund Australia’s involvement in the FutureGen Alliance.
- $20 million for the Australia-China Clean Coal Co-ordination Group.
Adrian Spencer is a dedicated grants specialist. He has accessed over $40 Million for organisations through State and Federal Government grants, rebates and concessions. Adrian is the Founder and CEO of GrantReady.