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Government investment for brighter future in food research

02 November, 2011

Tastier cheese, improved food security and disease-resistant rice are some of the possibilities from $310 million investment in research from the government.


Transforming manufacturing industry through research

02 November, 2011

Stronger steel, higher quality wine and cleaner, safer cars could soon be manufactured in Australia thanks to research made possible with funding from the Labor Government.


Wiley gets expansion of smallgoods operations

21 October, 2011

Wiley gets the go-ahead for second stage of Australia’s largest smallgoods factory.


R&D tax incentive set to support Australian businesses

02 September, 2011

Information sessions will be held to learn about the new government R&D tax incentive for businesses.


Government sponsors green manufacturing initiatives

08 April, 2011

Sixteen Australian manufacturers are going green thanks to a government grant of $4.4 million.


Foodbank grateful for generous disaster relief donations

28 February, 2011

Foodbank is grateful for the donations and support from its industry partners during recent natural disasters in Queensland and Victoria.


Woolworths supports Queensland dairy farmers

08 February, 2011

Woolworths is extending an extra helping hand to Queensland dairy farmers via a special 5 c/L donation on milk.


The profitable path to cutting carbon

03 February, 2011 by Corrie van Rensburg*

Founded on sophisticated production intelligence software, a new breed of information-enabled energy management systems is taking on the carbon footprint challenge - while simultaneously improving production performance and the bottom line.


Metcash helps feed Australians in need

30 November, 2010

Metcash has signed as a national donor to Foodbank.


Coalition funding welcomed by food industry

05 August, 2010

The Coalition’s election pledges to boost research and development funding by $150 million and $8 million to map the carbon footprint of Australia’s agriculture and food production have been welcomed by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).


Healthy funding boost for food partnership

14 May, 2010

The federal government’s commitment to spend $900,000 over three years to make foods healthier in Australia has been commended by the Australian Food and Grocery Council.


World Food Summit fails to deliver

19 November, 2009

The recently completed World Food Summit in Rome has failed to set targets, deadlines and monitoring systems needed if the global challenges of feeding the world's growing population are to be overcome.


Finally: some funding for the food industry

18 August, 2009

The first round of the Regional Food Producers Innovation and Productivity Program has been completed with 15 regional food businesses receiving a total of $6.4 million to fund technology and productivity improvements.


R&D Tax Credit to boost business investment

13 May, 2009

The Australian government is introducing a new R&D Tax Credit system in 2010–11 which will replace the current R&D Tax Concession scheme. Both small and large food businesses will be able to participate.


Getting all you can from tax incentives

07 May, 2009

Orders must be placed prior to 30 June if you want to benefit from the government's 30% Investment Allowance.


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