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