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When Wayne Swan steps up to make his Budget speech tomorrow, he faces a number of pressures, not least bringing Australia back to surplus while retaining some popular elements of welfare that will aid a chronically unpopular Labor Government in the polls.
An online start-up that aims to help people improve their magic tricks has won first prize at Startup Weekend Adelaide 2012, receiving in-kind prizes worth more than $13,000.
The South Australian Government will scrap start-up program Innovate SA this year, but Small Business Minister Tom Koutsantonis insists State Government support for start-ups is still strong.
More than $6 million will be distributed among 11 South Australian companies in a joint Federal and South Australian Government effort, but an SA-based investor group says start-up support is still lagging.