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Grants Available for Organisations to Help Young QLD Entrepreneurs

Thursday, March 03, 2016

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$10.6 Million for Innovative Australian Companies

Tuesday, June 09, 2015
The first successful grant recipients for the Accelerating Commercialisation element of the Entrepreneurs' Infrastructure Programme were announced yesterday.

More than $10 million in funding will be granted to promising projects run by 18 of Australia's brightest businesses.


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Federal Government Grant for International Pavilions

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Australian Furniture Association is proud to announce a Federal Government Department of Industry grant for the AFA’s International Pavilions program. Australia’s involvement in International Pavilions are designed to elevate the prominence of Australian furniture designers and manufacturers in international markets and highlight export success stories to motivate manufacturers to explore global opportunities. The Australian Pavilion will highlight the quality and innovation of the Australian furniture industry by showcasing designers who demonstrate the following:
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Industry and Science Portfolio Cuts Almost $220 Million in Red Tape

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The AFA has been informed by the Government that they have cut the red tape and delivered almost $220 million to Australian businesses in the Industry and Science portfolio.    Read More . . .

$50 Million for TAFEs to Get Victoria Back to Work

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The AFA is very pleased to hear that funding for new training courses will give unemployed Victorians the skills they need for the jobs they want, under a $50 million plan unveiled by the Andrews Labor Government yesterday.   Read More . . .

Victorian State Government $20 Million TAFE Fund

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The AFA is feeling more confident that training and education for the furniture sector will improve with Victorian State Government determined to rebuild Victoria’s struggling TAFE system. Sunraysia Institute of TAFE (SuniTAFE) was the first to share in $20 million of emergency funding to save campuses at risk of collapse.    Read More . . .

A $3.2m Better Start for Tradies as part of 'Wyndham Cluster'

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The AFA congratulates the Government for identifying a need to secure the future of trades in Victoria with a $3.2 million trade training centre at Thomas Carr College, Tarneit, which opened last week as part of the ‘Wyndham Cluster’.    Read More . . .

SA Businesses Urged to Apply for New Industry Skills Fund

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

As previously reported to our members Australian businesses can now apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce under the Abbott Government's new $476 million Industry Skills Fund. The Fund will help South Australian businesses with training places and skills advice over the next four years.    Read More . . .

Applications Open for New $476 Million Skills Fund

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Over the coming months the AFA will inform members on how to apply for support to boost the skills of their workforce under the Abbott Government's new $476 million Industry Skills Fund.    Read More . . .

Australian Funding to Combat Illegal Logging in Asia-Pacific

Monday, November 17, 2014
Coinciding with the AFA's recent communications in relation to illegal logging, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, The Hon Julie Bishop MP, has announced that the Australian Government is increasing its commitment to the sustainable management and recovery of rain forests in the Asia-Pacific by announcing $6 million contribution from Australia's aid program.   Read More . . .

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