Industry assistance

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Strategy

2021 Australian infrastructure plan

The reforms outlined in this strategy document reflect an industry consensus that was developed in close collaboration with government, industry and communities. Infrastructure Australia completed a comprehensive engagement program that targeted more than 6,500 community members and industry stakeholders across Australia’s cities and regions.
Report

Creativity in crisis: rebooting Australia’s arts and entertainment sector after COVID

This report reveals the ongoing and devastating impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s arts and entertainment sector and provides a series of recommendations to government that would reboot the creative sector after the crisis subsides.
Report

Trade and assistance review 2019-20

This report delivers the Productivity Commission’s estimates of assistance provided to businesses for the year to June 2020. The review is set against a background of unprecedented industry assistance to counter the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, although most of this assistance has been...
Report

Future of Australia’s aviation sector, in the context of COVID-19 and conditions post pandemic: interim report

This interim report is focussed on the immediate impact of COVID-19 on the aviation workforce. It sets out the committee's early findings on the adequacy of government support for aviation workers responsible for maintaining the viability of the aviation sector through the pandemic.
Report

COVID-19: Recovery and resilience

Australia's industries face unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the actions we now take to harness science and technology investment can help set the path towards a brighter future for Australia. Building upon CSIRO's industry roadmaps and the Australian National Outlook 2019, CSIRO...
Report

Support for business during the coronavirus crisis: an international comparison

This report summarises how national and subnational governments in nine advanced economies have so far supported businesses during the crisis through grants, tax cuts and tax deferrals, loans and equity stakes.
Discussion paper

The future of Australia's aviation sector: issues paper

The Australian government is examining options to further support and strengthen the aviation industry, both to manage the current impacts of the COVID-19 downturn, support the recovery and look at pathways for longer-term reform. This issues paper has been released to generate public feedback.
Strategy

Australia’s economic reconstruction after COVID-19: a national jobs plan and five ways to get started

In this strategy document, the ACTU calls for a government-led national economic reconstruction plan, and offers up five ideas that are designed to create and save jobs, protect and nurture whole industries, support public and private sector jobs, invest in future skills and training, and...
Report

Trade transformation: supporting Australia's export and investment opportunities

This inquiry considered opportunities for Australian businesses to increase their exports and attract further investment. In particular, the Committee examined what role the Australian government has in boosting exports, such as through supporting research and development, trade agreements and tax incentives.
Report

Taking stock of government involvement in research and development

The positive impact of research and development (R&D) is well documented, but if mismanaged, government-driven R&D can create more problems than it solves. By examining success stories and failures of government-backed R&D efforts, policymakers can develop more effective programs that produce greater returns.
Position paper

COVID-19: Live performance industry rebuild and recovery package

Live Performance Australia has developed this $345 million plan to help the live performance industry restart, rebuild and reopen for audiences following the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Australian aviation after COVID-19

This report outlines the principles that should govern an Australian aviation plan to help the industry move towards a more prosperous future that delivers competitive transportation options for the Australian public.
Briefing paper

South Australian creative industries: a census snapshot

This document aims to give some statistical context to the recent focus by the South Australian government on growing the creative industries.
Discussion paper

Centre for Defence Industry Capability: review discussion paper

This review will offer an opportunity to strengthen the delivery of the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC), clarify its role and assess its capacity to continue to support small and regional businesses looking to enter the defence market or grow their industry footprint.
Report

Trade and assistance review 2018-19

This review contains the Commission's latest quantitative estimates of Australian government assistance to industry and an outline of recent developments in industry assistance and trade policy that may affect assistance estimates in future years.
Policy report

Relief measures: comparing COVID-19 wage subsidy schemes

The COVID-19 outbreak will likely lead to a significant economic recession. The NZ government's pandemic response has rightly prioritised maintaining employment and the ability of firms to recover quickly when the crisis abates. This report compares wage subsidy schemes in Canada and Australia with New...
Report

Remote area tax concessions and payments: report

This report looks at the effects of the zone tax offset, remote area allowance and remote area concessions for fringe benefits tax on people and businesses in remote areas. The report makes recommendations on whether these remote area tax concessions and payments should continue and...
Report

Subsidies and sustainable agriculture: mapping the policy landscape

Agricultural subsidies shape production and consumption patterns, with potentially significant effects on poverty, nutrition and other sustainability concerns. This paper maps the different types of support provided by governments to the agricultural sector, and highlights some of the complex political economy dynamics that underpin the...
Report

Review of the R&D tax incentive

The review report details the findings from a comprehensive investigation of the experiences of small and family businesses that have claimed the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI). It recommends this important incentive be retained, and a suite of reforms made to the way the...
Report

AMA private health insurance report card 2016

The AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card provides consumers with clear, simple information about how health insurance really works. It provides information to show the differences between private health insurance policies and the disparity of benefits paid by health insurers for medical treatment which may...