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.