Historic Programs

The following provides a snapshot - a brief description of the past programs delivered by AusIndustry. AusIndustry will progressively post more background detail and information on past programs as it becomes available.

Index

Ansett Holiday Package Relief Scheme

Provided relief to those eligible small to medium sized businesses affected by the collapse of Ansett. Subject to conditions of the Scheme, small to medium sized businesses which had provided a service that was part of an Ansett Australia Holiday package and had not received payment or other compensation, were eligible.

The program commenced and closed in 2001.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Australian Tourism Development Program

A competitive, merit based grants program which aimed to boost the growth of tourism across Australia. The program aimed to build on the achievements of the Regional Tourism Program by targeting innovative projects that enhanced tourism prospects in regional and metropolitan destinations. It  also supported integrated tourism development initiatives across regions.

The program commenced in 2004 and subsequently transferred to the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Automotive Competitiveness and Investment (ACIS)

Provided import duty credits to registered automotive industry participants on a Quarterly basis. The program aimed to encourage new investment and innovation in the automotive industry. 'Benefits Provided (estimate)' is the estimated value of Automotive and Competitiveness Investment Scheme Duty Credits issued to customers during the period.

The program commenced in 1999 and closed in 2006.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Automotive Competitiveness and Investment Scheme Stage 2

This program was the first five year extension of the Automotive Competitiveness and Investment Scheme. The funding encouraged competitive investment and innovation, thereby supporting the automotive industry's transition to sustainability in a more liberal trading environment.  In conjunction with this extension, automotive tariffs fell from 15% to 10% on 1 January 2005, and reduced further to 5% on 1 January 2010.

The program closed in 2010.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Beaconsfield Community Fund

The fund provided merit-based grants for business and community projects in the Beaconsfield community to help it recover after the mining tunnel collapse in April 2006.

The program commenced in 2006 and closed in 2008.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Biofuels Capital Grants

A competitive grants program designed to increase the availability of biofuels for the Australian transport market.  The program provided assistance at a rate of 16 cents per litre of new or expanded biofuels production capacity to be built.

The program commenced in 2004 and closed in 2008.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Biotechnology Innovation Fund

A merit based competitive grants program that provided support by targeting the ‘proof of concept’ stage of biotechnology commercialisation. The program aimed to increase the rate of commercialisation of Australian biotechnology ventures by reducing the cost to companies of demonstrating proof of concept for new biotechnology initiatives.

The program commenced in 2000 and closed in 2008.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Building Entrepreneurship in Small Business

The program supported a culture of entrepreneurship and the development of best practice operating skills in Australia's small businesses.

There were four initiatives under the program:

Training and Mentoring Projects - This initiative aimed to deliver entrepreneurial focused business skills development provided by training and mentoring services for small business owners and/or managers.

Mentoring and Succession Planning - This initiative supported mentoring and skills development provided by a training and mentoring service that helped small business owners maximise the value and marketability of their businesses and provided strategies to assist them in exiting the business, while ensuring business continuity.

Incubators - This initiative provided incubation services to small businesses through the establishment and running of small business incubators or the enhancement of existing successful small business incubators.

Small Business Field Officers - Through a network of locally-placed Field Officers, this initiative provided a referral and general advisory service to small businesses.

This program commenced in 2005 and closed in 2010.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Business Ready Program for Indigenous Tourism

The program assisted existing and start-up indigenous tourism businesses to develop the business skills and knowledge required to establish and run a commercially viable tourism operation. The program funded business mentors to work directly with a portfolio of such businesses to transfer skills to individuals in the businesses on all aspects of small business and the tourism industry.

The program commenced in 2004 and closed in 2009.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Commercial Ready (CR)

A competitive merit-based grant program which supported innovation and its commercialisation. It aimed to stimulate greater innovation and productivity growth in the private sector by providing competitive grants to small and medium-sized businesses. It offered industry a single entry point to competitive grants for early-stage commercialisation activities, research and development with a high commercial potential and proof-of-concept activity.

The program commenced in 2004 and closed in 2012.

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Commercialising Emerging Technologies (COMET)

The program was a competitive, merit based grants program delivered by private sector consultant business advisers which supported businesses and individuals to increase the commercialisation of innovative products, processes and services. It provided individuals, early growth firms, and spin-off companies with support to improve their potential for successful commercialisation.

The program commenced in 1999 and closed in 2011.

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Enhanced Printing Industry Competitiveness Scheme

This was a competitive grants program designed to assist firms involved in book production.  The program aimed to assist firms involved in book production by encouraging the use of innovative technologies, improved business practices, training and skills development.

The program commenced in 2000 and closed in 2004.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Ethanol Distribution Program

An eligibility-based grants program which targeted retail service stations.  It provided grants of up to $20,000 to reduce the infrastructure cost to enable a service station to supply 10 per cent ethanol blended petrol (E10).

The program commenced in 2006 and closed in 2009.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Ethanol Production Grants (EPG)

The program provided a subsidy to ethanol producers at a rate of 38.143 cents per litre of eligible ethanol. The ethanol had to be produced entirely in Australia from biomass feedstock, and could not be blended into or used as a transport fuel in Australia.

The program commenced in 2004 and subsequently transferred to the Department of Resources, Energy & Tourism.

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Geelong Innovation and Investment Fund

The Geelong Investment and Innovation Fund was established by the Australian and Victorian Governments, together with Ford Motor Company of Australia Ltd following Ford's restructure of its manufacturing operations in Geelong. The package supported new investment that would create sustainable job opportunities in the Geelong region. The program aimed to create new or additional business capacity designed to enhance employment, business and economic opportunities with a focus on innovative manufacturing and/or technology projects.

The program commenced in 2007 and closed in 2011.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Holiday Incentive Program

The program provided a $150 rebate to domestic travellers who met the eligibility requirements of the program. The rebate was only available through licensed travel agents on a 'first come', 'first served' basis for people taking holidays in Australia which satisfied the program eligibility conditions.

The program commenced in 2001 and closed in 2002.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Home Based Business Seminars

The initiative was delivered by Small Business Answers Program Service Providers (Small Business Field Officers). The initiative aimed to: improve the skills and knowledge of Home Based Business operators and prospective Home Based Business operators to run and grow a Home Based Business, increase awareness about the Australian Government’s programs and initiatives available to help the sector, improve communication to the Australian Government about Home Based Business issues and foster the growth of small businesses by improving the capacity of Home Based Business operators and prospective Home Based Business operators to access information and advice on small business issues, such as programs and services offered by the Australian Government. More than 70 seminars were held across the country in regional and rural Australia. Topics covered included starting a home-based business, business planning, risk management and marketing.

The program commenced in 2005 and closed in 2006.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Industry Cooperative Innovation Program

A competitive grants program designed to encourage business-to-business cooperation on innovation projects, particularly those that met strategic industry needs identified through action agendas.

The program commenced in 2004 and closed in 2011.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Innovation Access Program

The program was a discretionary competitive grants program delivered in funding rounds. Other elements of the program delivered included the Technology Advisory Service and Technology Roadmapping. The program aimed to promote innovation and competitiveness by improving Australian access to global, leading edge research and technologies and their uptake by Australian firms and researchers, particularly by small and medium enterprises.

The program commenced in 2002 and closed in 2006.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Innovation and Investment Fund for South Australia

The program was delivered in partnership with the South Australian government. It supported investment that created sustainable new jobs in South Australia, particularly in the Adelaide region. The program was in response to Electrolux's September 2006 decision to scale back its Adelaide manufacturing facilities.

The program commenced in 2006 and closed in 2011.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Insulation Industry Assistance Package

An entitlement program that provided funding to ceiling insulation businesses (including manufacturers, distributors, importers and installers) which were adversely affected by the Home Insulation Program’s termination.

The program closed in 2010.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Intermediary Access Program

A 12-month program pilot that contracted intermediary service providers to identify and facilitate potential collaborative research and development, and commercial engagement, between companies themselves and / or with external researches and industry partners. The successor to this program was the Intermediary Collaboration Program.

The program commenced in 2006 and closed in 2007.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Low Emissions Technology Demonstration Fund

A merit-based program which supported industry-led projects for large-scale commercial demonstration of low emissions technologies that had the potential to reduce Australia long-term greenhouse gas emissions.

The program commenced in 2005 and subsequently transferred to the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Mentor Resources

A three year funding initiative which allowed Mentor Resources Limited to continue providing a free small business mentoring service.  The service had previously been funded by the Tasmanian State Government.

The program commenced in 2002 and closed in 2005.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Motor Vehicle Producer Research & Development Scheme

The MVP R&D Scheme was a component of the Automotive Competitiveness and Investment Scheme Stage 2 program and provided motor vehicle producers with access to assistance for investment in high-end research and development technologies.

The program commenced in 2002 and closed in 2011.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

North East Tasmania Innovation and Investment Fund

The fund was part of a joint initiative with the Tasmanian State Government to  support investments that created sustainable jobs in Tasmania's north east, particularly in the Scottsdale area.

The program commenced in 2008 and closed in 2010.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

North West and Northern Tasmania Innovation and Investment Fund

A merit-based grants program that aimed to provide new capital investment and sustainable job creation in North West and Northern Tasmania, in response to large manufacturing enterprises in the area closing.  The program was a joint initiative with the Tasmanian Government.

The program commenced in 2009 and closed in 2011.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Passenger Motor Vehicle Duty Free Allowance

Allowed 15% of the value of the end product (passenger motor vehicle) to be imported duty free. Duty was only paid by the PMV manufacturers at the end of the manufacturing process on the imported components.  Duty was also only calculated on those imports that had actually been utilised in the manufacture of the end product. 'Benefits Provided (estimate)' was the estimated value of Import Duty Foregone during the period.

The program closed in 2000.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Passenger Motor Vehicle Export Facilitation Scheme

Allowed eligible exporters to be granted a credit, which could be offset against duty paid on imports. Credits were issued at the rate of one dollar for every dollar of Australian value added content of eligible exports.  Exporters needed to register with the scheme and could only apply for credits once the exports had been paid. Once credits had been issued they could be traded. 'Benefits Provided (estimate)' is the estimated value of Import Duty Foregone during the period.

The program closed in 2000.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Petroleum Products Freight Subsidy Scheme

Subsidised the freight cost differentials incurred by registered petroleum distributors in transporting fuel (automotive distillate, motor spirit, aviation gasoline and aviation turbine fuel) from refining ports and seaboard terminals to specified remote Australian locations. Consequently, fuel purchasers in the specified locations did not pay more than the `customer pays margin`, which was indexed to the CPI.  The scheme was not a retail price equalisation scheme. The Scheme provided Commonwealth grants to the states and the Northern Territory.

The program commenced in 1999 and closed in 2006.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Pharmaceutical Industry Investment Program

Provided support for pharmaceutical companies undertaking manufacturing and R&D activities in Australia.  The program aimed to stimulate investment in pharmaceutical activity and to develop Australia as a regional centre of excellence in both R&D and manufacturing, by offering partial compensation for the impact on activity from the Government exercising its monopsony (sole purchaser) purchasing power under the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

The program closed in 2004.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Pharmaceuticals Partnerships Program

The program was aimed at increasing the amount of high quality pharmaceutical R&D activity in Australia by companies at all stages of the pharmaceuticals development process including biotechnology, originator and generic medicines companies.

The program commenced in 2003 and closed in 2009.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Policy By-Law Scheme

Provided import duty concessions on capital equipment used in major projects in mining, resource processing, manufacturing and agriculture-based industries. The program aimed to assist proponents of major projects in the resource processing and agriculture-based industries whilst providing opportunities for local manufacturing industries to supply capital equipment.

The program commenced in 1999 and closed in 2002.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Port Kembla Industry Facilitation Fund

The Fund was a merit-based funding program that provided assistance for structural adjustment of the broader Port Kembla/Wollongong economy following the decision by BlueScope Steel to close its tin mill operations in Port Kembla NSW.

The program commenced in 2006 and closed 2008.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Printing Industry Competitiveness Scheme

Provided financial assistance to the Australian book printing industry by allowing printers to claim 4% of the paper input costs of books which satisfied eligibility criteria.

The program commenced in 1998 and closed in 2003.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Regional Online Tourism Program

Competitive grants program that developed geographically based regional tourism web sites which covered a range of tourism products and services in regional Australia. The program aimed to help boost the capacity of businesses and organisation to develop higher quality tourism attractions, products and services to regional Australia.

The program closed in 2001.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Regional Tourism Program

Provided grants to tourism businesses and organisations in regional Australia.  The program aimed to boost the capacity of businesses and organisations to deliver higher quality tourism attractions, products and services in regional Australia. This program was subsumed into the Australian Tourism Development Program.

The program commenced in 2002 and closed in 2007.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Regulation Reduction Incentive Fund

A competitive grants program that provided Local Government Authorities with incentives to achieve regulatory and compliance reforms that would benefit small business, and in particular home-based businesses, through the removal or reduction of regulation, red tape and compliance burdens.

The program commenced in 2005 and closed in 2007.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Renewable Energy Development Initiative

A competitive merit-based grant program which was developed as part of the white paper, Securing Australia's Energy Future.  The program supported the development of renewable energy technology products, processes and services that had strong early-stage commercialisation and emission reduction potential. It offered grants of between $50,000 and $5 million for eligible projects that involved research and development (R&D), proof-of-concept, or early-stage commercialisation.

The program commenced in 2004 and closed in 2011.

For queries on this program email:hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotlineon 13 28 46.

 

Renewable Energies Equity Fund

A specialist venture capital program that invested in one private sector venture capital fund. It aimed to provide venture capital (equity) to assist companies to commercialise R&D in renewable energy technologies. 'Benefits Provided (estimate)' is the estimated value of the amount drawn down during the period for Fund Managers Management Fees and amounts for investment in Investees.

The program commenced in 1999 and closed in December 2008.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Shipbuilding Incentive Scheme

Provided financial assistance for registered shipbuilders who undertook eligible R&D activities related to the construction or modification of a bountiable vessel. The program aimed to encourage a strengthened focus on product R&D and design innovation in the shipbuilding industry.

The program commenced in 1998 and closed in 2005.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Shipbuilding Bounty

Assisted companies which were registered as eligible shipbuilders for the purposes of the Bounty (Ships) Act 1989.  Benefits were equal to 3 per cent of eligible costs incurred in the construction or modification of a bountiable vessel (vessel between 150 and 20000 gross construction tonnes and satisfied other criteria contained in the Act) where the contract was in place by 31 December 2003.

The program commenced in 1999 and closed in 2004.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Small Business Assistance Program - Answers

Provided financial grants to organisations to deliver advisory services to small business owners and managers across Australia, particularly in regional areas not already serviced by existing advisory bodies. It aimed to foster the growth of small businesses by improving the capacity of small business owner/managers to access information and advice on relevant local small business issues, such as regulatory requirements, and programs and services offered by the Commonwealth Government.

The program commenced in 2002 and closed in 2006.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Small Business Assistance Program - Enterprise Culture

The program provided competitive grants for initiatives designed to enhance small businesses' access to skills development and mentoring. It aimed to develop and enhance the business skills of small business owner-managers and demonstrate the contribution that such skills can make to business viability and growth.

The program commenced in 2002 and closed in 2007.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

South Australia Innovation and Investment Fund

The program was delivered in partnership with the South Australian government. It supported investment which created sustainable new jobs in South Australia, particularly Adelaide’s southern suburbs.  The program was in response to Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd’s decision to close vehicle manufacturing operations in South Australia.

The program commenced in 2009 and closed in 2011.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Small Business Online (SBO)

Grants, were provided to eligible organisations to build the capacity of small businesses. These organisations helped small businesses to go online by offering training seminars, workshops, mentoring, one-to-one coaching and online trading modules on e-business, advice on establishing an online presence and the development of other e-business resources.

This program commenced in 2009 and closed in 2011.

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Small Business Bushfire Relief Program

The program was aimed at assisting small businesses, including tourism operators and farmers, impacted by the bushfires in the 2002-03 bushfire season, (such as those in New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT) as prescribed by each state and territory under their relevant legislation.  Payment was made on a needs basis to eligible small businesses by way of a one-off cash grant.

The program commenced and closed in 2003.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Scottsdale Industry and Community Development Fund

The program provided merit-based grants for a range of development initiatives to create or retain long term sustainable employment opportunities in the Scottsdale region of northern Tasmania.

The program commenced in 2007 and closed in 2009.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Structural Adjustment Fund for South Australia

The program was introduced in July 2004 to support new investment which aimed to create sustainable job opportunities in South Australia following the decision of Mitsubishi Motors to close its Lonsdale engine manufacturing plant and reduce the workforce to its Tonsley Park vehicle assembly plant.

The program closed in 2005.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

TCF 2000 Development Package - Supply Development Program

Designed to encourage companies to improve their value chain relationships and market responsiveness, by forming strategic partnerships with their customers and suppliers.

The program closed in 2000.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

TCF - Expanded Overseas Assembly Provisions

The program provided duty concessions to firms who assembled garments and footwear overseas from predominantly Australian fabric and/or leather and then import them back into Australia for local consumption. The program aimed to provide a viable strategy for the Australian TCF industry to counter international competitive pressures through a combination of domestic sourcing and cost-competitive off shore assembly of finished apparel and footwear.

The program commenced in 1999 and closed in 2010.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

TQUAL Grants

TQUAL Grants was a highly competitive funding program that was formerly known as the Australian Tourism Development Program. The objective of TQUAL Grants was to stimulate sustainable growth in the Australian tourism industry by supporting initiatives that developed innovative product, services or systems within the tourism industry, contributed directly to long-term economic development in the host region and developed or supported high quality visitor services and experiences.

The program commenced in 2009 and subsequently transferred to the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

TCF 2000 Development Package - Quality and Business Improvement

Assisted small and medium-sized firms in the Textiles, Clothing, Footwear and Leather industries to acquire the information and management skills needed to enhance their international competitiveness.

The program closed in 2002.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

TCF 2000 Development Package - Best Practice Program

The program aimed to stimulate Australian TCF firms to pursue international best practice, identify new directions of organisational innovation and best practice for the TCF industries and promote a wider understanding and awareness of international best practice and the benefits of its adoption by Australian TCF firms.

The program closed in 2000.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Textile Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program

An entitlement program which provided incentives in the form of reimbursement grants to promote investment, innovation and value adding in Australia's textiles, clothing, footwear and leather industries.

The program was replaced by the TCF-Post-2005 Scheme.

The program commenced in 1998 and closed in 2006.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Textile, Clothing and Footwear (TCF) Post-2005 Strategic Investment Program (SIP) Scheme

The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Strategic Investment Program was extended for 10 years through to 2015. The Textile, Clothing and Footwear Post-2005 Strategic Investment Program Scheme (TCF Post-2005 (SIP) Scheme)

The program aimed to foster the development of a sustainable and internationally competitive TCF manufacturing industry and TCF design industry in Australia by providing incentives which promoted investment and innovation. Incentives were provided in the form of reimbursement grants, paid annually and in arrears. The Clothing and Household Textile (Building Innovative Capability scheme replaced the TCF Post-2005 (SIP) scheme from the 2010/11 program year.

The program commenced in 2004 and closed in 2011.

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Textile Clothing and Footwear - Import Credits Scheme

Provided import credits to exporters of eligible TCF products.  The program aimed to assist Australian TCF industries through encouraging the further development of activities in which Australia is more internationally competitive, to facilitate the rationalisation and restructure of the Australian TCF Industry.

The program commenced in 1998 and closed in 2001.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Textile Clothing and Footwear – Product Diversification Scheme

The program assisted clothing and finished textile producers located in Australia to internationalise their sourcing arrangements and complement their product range.

The program commenced in 2003 and closed in 2011.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

Technology Diffusion Program

The program improved the productivity and competitiveness of industry, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises, by facilitating the uptake of new and appropriate technologies. Competitive grants were available in the following three areas:  a) Network Grants - encouraged the establishment of new, or enhance the operation of existing, infrastructural networks for access by SMEs; b) Demonstration and Awareness Grants - awarded for projects that raised awareness, encouraged uptake and/or demonstrated the application of new and appropriate technologies at the SME level; and c) Feasibility Studies Grants - awarded to determine the practicability of undertaking a prospective network or Demonstration and Awareness project, or to identify the optimal way of implementing such a project.

The program commenced in 1998 and closed in 2003.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 

TCF - Overseas Assembly Provisions (OAP)

The program was implemented to retain high value-added textile manufacturing and apparel manufacturing management expertise in Australia by providing a duty concession to apparel manufacturers who used mostly Australian fabric (cut to shape in Australia) in the assembly of garments overseas. The program set limits on the amount of fabric that was to be sourced in Australia, and the production and post-production operations permitted overseas. The beneficiaries were registered Australian clothing companies that accessed production facilities in an offshore location of their choice.

The program closed in 1999.

For queries on this program email: hotline@ausindustry.gov.au or call the AusIndustry Hotline on 13 28 46.

 
 

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