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Big boost for small business

06 April, 2009

The $2.7 billion Business Tax Break, a key element of the Australian government’s $42 billion Nation Building and Jobs Plan, gives businesses a one-off tax deduction equal to 30% of the capital cost of eligible new equipment.


APMA scholarship available — apply now

25 March, 2009

The Australian Packaging Machinery Association offers a scholarship each year to enable a packaging engineer to complete the AIP's Diploma in Packaging Technology.


Regional Food Producers Innovation and Productivity Program

12 January, 2009

Expressions of interest for Round 1 of the Regional Food Producers Innovation and Productivity Program are being called for and close on 9 February 2009.


New NZ food plans revealed

02 May, 2008

New Zealand's decades-old food law is due to be updated when the new Food Bill comes into force. In anticipation, 38 councils have agreed to take part in the voluntary release of a key part of the new food regime.


NAB backs future growth in $100 billion food, fibre and beverage industries

17 August, 2007

National Australia Bank has created a specialist national business banking unit dedicated to the post farm gate food, fibre and beverage industries.


Financing growth at SPC Ardmona

13 August, 2007

GE Commercial Finance is working with Australia's largest producer of packaged fruit and vegetables, SPC Ardmona, to introduce an innovative quality sorting solution for canned fruit to the local market


Financing growth at SPC Ardmona

10 August, 2007

GE Commercial Finance is working with Australia's largest producer of packaged fruit and vegetables, SPC Ardmona, to introduce an innovative quality sorting solution for canned fruit to the local market


Fund for environmental innovation in wine industry

01 August, 2007

The third round of the Tarac Environmental Future Fund (TEFF) has been launched in Adelaide during the Wine Industry Technical conference.


Free drought feasibility consultations

25 July, 2007

Dairy Australia is now providing free, 90 minute consultations for dairy farmers and industries affected by feed or stock-water shortages.


New fund to boost skills for SA's food processing workers

23 July, 2007

Financial assistance is available to help South Australia’s food processing workers boost their skills following the launch of a fund designed to promote career opportunities within the food and beverage industry.


APICS NSW seeking applications for Women in Manufacturing Scholarship

04 July, 2007

APICS NSW is once again co-sponsoring the Women in Manufacturing Scholarship with the NSW Department of State and Regional Development. The scholarship will enable a woman actively involved in manufacturing in NSW to attend an 18-month internationally recognised supply chain certification – the CPIM.


Tax concessions enable vegan biscuits

12 March, 2007 by Wendy Cramer, Journalist

The R&D Tax Concession is designed to fuel local research and development and is available to the food processing industry. Best of all, each company controls the direction of its R&D


Crucial support for the Victorian food industry

06 February, 2007

Victoria’s small to medium food manufacturers can now access the expertise and technical innovations they need to grow their businesses, following the launch of the $1.4 million Food SME Technology Transfer Program (FoodTech).


Food ministers protect public health and support industry innovation

21 November, 2006

The ninth meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council was held in Sydney and chaired by Christopher Pyne, parliamentary secretary to the Australian Government Minister for Health and Ageing.


Would extra funds help your business to grow?

13 November, 2006 by Janette Woodhouse

Grants of $15,000-$200,000 are available for food processing projects. The Australian government has opened the applications for Round 5 of its Food Processing in Regional Australia Program (FPRAP)


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