Federal Budget 24-25

Federal Budget 2024-25

Described as a “responsible Budget that helps people under pressure today”, the Treasurer Jim Chalmers has forecast a second consecutive surplus of $9.3 billion.
Read more about the budget here.

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Let’s get RideWest across the line!

Please join us in congratulating Ridewest on their nomination for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Local Hero award. The nomination is now open for voting, and we would very much appreciate your vote of support. Read more about the ride here.

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Business Growth Fund

Expressions of interest for the Business Growth Fund open soon. This program offers grants of $50,000 to $75,000 to support the purchase of specialised equipment as a co-contribution with eligible businesses. Read more here.

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ESG a business opportunity

ESG, A Business Opportunity

ESG stands for Environmental, Social, and Governance criteria, which are used to evaluate a company’s performance and impact beyond financial measures.
Incorporating ESG factors is becoming increasingly vital for businesses of all sizes for several key reasons, read on to find out why.

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Workforce Connect Fund, Round 2 Now Open

The Workforce Connect Fund is an initiative designed to increase investment in industry and community-led projects that address attraction, retention and participation issues within the workforce.
Round 2 of the Workforce Connect Fund is now open for applicants. Read more about the criteria and how to apply here.

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Internship Wrap Up, A Day in the Life at HCQ

After the resounding success of last year’s program, we ran our second summer internship this January. Our internship program is designed to give our university students a ‘day in the life’ at HCQ.. Read more here.

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Agrifood Women Innovators, Catalyst Program Now Open

A new program, Catalyst, is now open for applicants. Designed to support women within agrifood tech and innovation in Australia and New Zealand, Catalyst aims to strengthen their networks and capabilities within the ecosystem. Read more here.

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