A New Gateway to Small Grants

Rural & Regional Renewal

The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal is now inviting applications from community groups across rural, regional and remote Australia to its flagship Small Grants for Rural Communities program. There is $380,000 available in grants of up to $5,000 to enable local non-profit groups to … [Read more...]

More Funding for Farm Loans

farm loans

The Queensland Government’s First Start and Sustainability Loans are now open for application again, with more funding and lower interest rates. $120 million is being made available under the programs for 2017-18. Administered by the Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA), … [Read more...]

Small Business Week, Goondiwindi

Queensland Small Business Week 1

Goondiwindi businesses are lining up to host events, workshops, webinars and seminars from Monday, as part of Queensland Small Business Week. Partnered with Vodafone Australia, the statewide event (15 – 20 May) will celebrate the sector’s $100 billion economic contribution to Queensland and … [Read more...]

“Considered Approach” Needed

meat-processing

The Sheep Meat Council of Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia is calling on the Federal Government for a more considered approach to its proposal to abolish the 457-visa program to mitigate the potentially detrimental flow-on effects to Australia’s red meat industry. Cattle Council of … [Read more...]

A Big Wig Kicks Around the Region

Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack

Federal Small Business Minister Michael McCormack has been kicking around the southern parts of the Maranoa electorate taking the pulse of small business at a series of round table forums and meetings and he has one clear message. “A cut in the company tax rate – to its lowest level in half a … [Read more...]