201410.21

Work starts to upgrade Seaford Community Centre

Local Federal MP for Dunkley Bruce Billson and Frankston City Council Mayor Darrel Taylor today announced work has started on a $20,000 project to install a roof upgrade at the Seaford Community Centre. Mr Billson said this work delivers on an election commitment which will enable the Centre, which includes the Seaford Junior Library and…

201410.21

Free interactive webinar for small businesses

Free interactive government webinar – essential tips and tools for small businesses If you currently run a small business or are thinking about starting one, or if you advise small businesses or work in a business or industry association with small business members, you are invited to attend a free government webinar: Essential tips and…

201410.15

Applications now open for $18 million programme to help small businesses grow

Small business advisory service providers can now apply for funding of up to $200,000 per annum over three years to provide expert advice to small businesses under the Australian Small Business Advisory Services programme. Supporting small business is a central part of the Abbott Government’s Economic Action Strategy to build a strong, prosperous economy and…

201410.14

Encouraging Employee Share Ownership and Entrepreneurship

The Government will reform the tax treatment of Employee Share Schemes to bolster entrepreneurship in Australia and support innovative start-up companies. Employee Share Schemes give employees a financial share of the company’s potential success. As such, they help start-up companies to attract and retain high-quality staff. Changes to the tax treatment of Employee Share Schemes…

201410.10

Applications open for the National Stronger Regions Fund

Do you have a local community project that invests in the future growth of the community? Well now is the time to apply for the Australian Government’s landmark $1 billion National Stronger Regions Fund. The new Fund will target projects that deliver priority economic development and small scale community infrastructure at the local level throughout…

201410.10

Energising enterprise: A key focus at the Inaugural Small Business Ministers Meeting

The importance of small businesses, family enterprises and entrepreneurship to the strength and vitality of the Australian economy was again recognised at a meeting of Federal and State Small Business Ministers in Perth yesterday. Providing the right economic conditions to support enterprise formation and growth, sharing information on various State and Federal small business initiatives…

201410.09

Applications open soon for $18 million Australian Small Business Advisory Services programme

A new funding round will soon open to improve the accessibly, volume and quality of low cost business advisory services available to small businesses and family enterprises as part of the $18 million Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) programme. The Abbott Government is committed to helping established not-for-profit small business advisory service providers to…

201410.09

Search and Rescue Dogs Australia receive funding boost

Federal Member for Dunkley Bruce Billson today announced a Federal Natural Disaster Resilience grant of $27,050 has been secured for the local volunteer organisation Search and Rescue Dogs Australia Inc. (SARDA), to deliver an internationally recognised Canine Search Specialist Training course. Mr Billson said SARDA approached his office last year seeking support in their application…