South Australian Treasurer, Tom Koutsantonis announced the 2017-18 State Budget this week.
The NSW 2017-18 State Budget has been handed down by Treasurer Dominic Perrottet.
The Queensland State Budget for 2017-18 was handed down on 13 June 2017 by Treasurer Curtis Pitt.
Tasmania's 2017-18 Budget was handed by Treasurer Peter Gutwein on 25 May 2017. Please find a quick summary of grants below: • $20 million to support business by reducing electricity costs. • $11 million in additional support for Tourism marketing. • $17.1 million in payroll tax relief for businesses which employ apprentices, trainees and young people. This measure will encourage employers to expand their workforce by taking on young Tasmanians. • $4.1 million Jobs Action Package: Employment Partnership with TasCOSS and the TCCI helping increase employment, including the 'Jobs Bus'. • $2 million in grants to small business to support the employment of new apprentices and trainees. The program will provide incentive payments of up to $4,000 per apprentice or trainee upon successful completion of major milestones in the first two years of their training. • $1.1 million Workforce for Now and the Future initiative, including the Driving for Jobs trial to help young people get a driver’s licence by blending driver training with education and vocational training. • $900,000 for a Start-Up Accelerator Program to attract and support cutting edge start-ups. • $600,000 Whitelion Work Ready program for high risk young people aged between 16-24. • $750 million to deliver the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The budget papers can be found here.
The Victorian 2017-18 State Budget was handed down by the Treasurer Tim Pallas on 2 May 2017. Some key highlights of this year’s budget were a $1.9B commitment to the prevention of domestic violence and $1.4B for regional rail upgrades. See our summary of the new and update grant programs below: • $10.2 million for Jobs Victoria to increase the impact of social enterprises, and to assist retrenched workers across Victoria to find new jobs. • $15 million to expand the Future Industries Manufacturing Program, and the Local Industry Fund for Transition grant program, which supports businesses affected by the exit of the automotive industry, including those in Geelong. • $106.1 million in creating new jobs and attracting new investment across Victoria. Initiatives that will create jobs across Victoria include: - $90 million to attract additional private sector investment in priority sectors, and assist strategically significant manufacturers to manage their exposure to volatility in energy markets. - $5.8 million to support emerging and existing social enterprises that are key to supporting better job outcomes for Victorians from disadvantaged backgrounds. - $3.5 million to help small businesses succeed in the digital economy. • Businesses in regional Victoria will receive a 25% discount on their payroll tax. The payroll tax rate will decrease to 3.65% for businesses with payrolls that consist of at least 85% regional employees. • $20.1 million will go to the Sports Infrastructure Fund, which enables sporting clubs to access grants to upgrade existing or develop new facilities to improve [...]