Federal Budget 2011


Study the Budget

5:00AM | Tuesday, 14 May 2013 |  As a curious and determined entrepreneur, you are going to take your interest in the Budget a step further and actually go and read the Budget papers yourself.

Start-ups kept waiting for long-term vision

5:03PM | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 |  With very little new funding directed to the SME sector, the lack of a long-term vision and policy for Australian entrepreneurship is a major concern.

The budget winners and losers

5:53AM | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 |  While there were a few budget measures unveiled by treasurer Wayne Swan last night that will aid certain types of new businesses. For others, the picture isn’t quite so rosy.

Retailers blast Federal budget but industry welcomes skills boost

5:29AM | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 |  Retail bodies say small businesses should feel “ripped off” by the lack of relief in the 2011 Federal budget, but industry groups have welcomed the strong focus on skills.

Tuesday, 10 May

5:12PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 |  For a Budget that was predicted to slash public spending, start-ups haven’t come out too badly from Swan’s 2011 effort.

Federal Budget 2011: Penalties for excess superannuation contributions wound back

5:01PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 |  The Government has acted on howls of protests from the accounting and financial planning professions by relaxing penalties on excess superannuation contributions for first-time and inadvertent breaches.

Federal Budget 2011: Renewable energy start-ups get $100m VC fund

5:56PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 |  Start-ups in the renewable energy sector have been pledged greater support with the establishment of a venture capital fund for the industry.

Federal Budget 2011: Manufacturers get $34.4m help to link to global markets

5:54PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 |  The Government will attempt to revive Australia’s flagging manufacturing industry with a new $34.4 million package.

Federal Budget 2011: Swan’s small wins for SMEs

5:50PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 |  The government has pledged funding across a broad range of areas in its 2011 budget, while maintaining that Australia will be back in surplus by 2012-13.

Federal Budget 2011: Government unveils major skills, workplace participation drive

5:46PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 |  A National Workforce Development Fund, bringing 130,000 new training places, will be created as part of a fresh drive to increase skills and participation rates in Australia’s workforce.