The Australian Government is developing a new cultural policy to transform and safeguard a diverse, vibrant and sustainable arts, entertainment and cultural sector now and into the future
The new National Cultural Policy will establish a comprehensive roadmap to guide the skills and resources required for this dynamic sector. The starting point is Creative Australia, the national cultural policy launched by former Prime Minister Hon Julia Gillard AC in 2013.
This new policy will be shaped by the diverse voices of the Australian arts, entertainment and cultural sector, and we are seeking input from the community to inform the policy.
There are two ways to have your say:
1. Make a submission via the National Cultural Policy submission online form before Monday 22 August 2022.
2. Attend a town hall event.
More information: https://www.arts.gov.au/what-we-do/new-national-cultural-policy
The National Awards for Local Government are an annual celebration of the best Australian local government achievements. The awards:
Submissions of no more than 350 words can be entered via the online platform.
Register: To submit a nomination on behalf of a council, go to: https://nalg.awardsplatform.com/
More information: National Awards for Local Government | Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is running a series of eInvoicing activities and events, starting Friday 15 August 2022.
ATO eInvoicing Week is targeting small businesses to find out how eInvoicing can help them to do better business.
Are you tired of chasing invoices, correcting invoice mistakes and dodging email scams? Is this impacting your business cashflow? If yes, then eInvoicing is for you.
eInvoicing is the new, standardised way to exchange invoice data between a buyer’s and supplier’s accounting systems, irrespective of what software they are using
Most businesses think they are already doing eInvoicing by exchanging emailed pdfs. This is not the case.
To start eInvoicing you need to register in your software. Once you’ve registered, your suppliers’ invoices will automatically show up in your accounting software – ready for you to check, approve and pay.
This means you won’t have to manually rekey the invoice data, which often leads to mistakes and can take a lot of time - time better spent running and growing your business.
When you send eInvoices, they will go directly into your trading partners’ software using their ABN, so the invoice gets to the right recipients. This will save you time chasing lost invoices meaning you’ll get paid on time, if not faster – great for your cashflow.
eInvoicing uses a secure network and a common standard, managed by the ATO. The ATO can’t access or see your invoicing data. Instead, it ensures that service providers adhere to strict security protocols, making the eInvoicing much safer than emails, which can be intercepted by cyber criminals.
To find out how you can start eInvoicing, go to: ato.gov.au/eInvoicing.
Delivered by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in partnership with Regional Australia Institute, the Horizons – International Engagement Leadership Program is open for applications until 22 July 2022.
This FREE program held twice a year, consists of interactive online sessions, masterclasses and access to mentoring and networking opportunities.
Designed to equip economic development officers with a better understanding of how to help local Australian business harness trade and investment opportunities as part of the post-COVID 19 recovery strategy for their regions.
Find out more - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Horizons – International Engagement Leadership Program | Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (dfat.gov.au)
Regional Australia Institute: Horizons (regionalaustralia.org.au)
An update on the status of the Department of Infrastructures Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) Round 6 is expected in coming weeks.
The BBRF website pages for the Community Investments and Infrastructure Projects Streams states:
“The caretaker period is now finished and the new Ministry has been announced. The content on this page will be progressively updated following consideration by relevant Ministers”.
For more information, go to the links below:
Building Better Regions Fund - Community Investments Stream - Round Six | business.gov.au
Building Better Regions Fund Infrastructure Projects Stream - Round Six | business.gov.au
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The WA Leaders Connect Program is now open for regional businesses seeking growth and innovation through an online membership program offering a pipeline to business expertise.
The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) is offering a subsidy of $500 towards the total cost of the program to up to 90 regional small businesses. A co-contribution of up to $500 (plus GST) is required for participants to secure their place.
The Connect Series program complements the SBDC’s existing statewide network of business advisers, Business Local, which offers free support, information and low cost business skills workshops from small business experts in regional communities.
Find out more about the program and how to access your discount code here: https://lnkd.in/dWxsU-5S
The Indigenous Tourism Fund (ITF) was developed in consultation with the Indigenous tourism sector and includes business support and grants for Indigenous-owned tourism businesses. The ITF delivers complementary programs to grow the size and number of Indigenous owned tourism businesses across Australia.
Round two of the Tourism Grants for Indigenous Business Program is now open through the National Indigenous Australian’s Agency (NIAA): https://www.niaa.gov.au/indigenous-affairs/economic-development/indigenous-tourism-fund
This is a further opportunity for eligible businesses and community organisations to access assistance for the development of exclusive and authentic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander visitor experiences.
Applications can be submitted via the GrantConnect website by 11:30pm (ACT Local Time), 14 June 2022.
NIAA will also host online information sessions to provide further assistance with the application process. Invitations to attend an online information session can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special funding stream to support communities adversely affected by the COVID pandemic is available in partnership with the Australian Government until February 2024.
Rebuilding Regional Communities grants are available for a broad range of grassroots, community-led initiatives that assist communities to recover from and adapt to the impacts of the COVID pandemic. Funds can support community-led, place based initiatives that:
Applications close midnight, Friday 25 March 2022.
10 female business leaders located in very remote Western Australia have the opportunity to apply for The Economic Security4Women Connection Program. This exciting program is offered through Femeconomy Partner economic Security4Women (eS4W), and funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund
Click here to for eligibility criteria and link to apply.
Local community groups have the opportunity to play a part in celebrations for the Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as the Australian Government marks the Queens 70 years of service with grants to plant trees in her honour.
The Planting Trees for The Queen’s Jubilee Program is one of a range of national and community events planned by the Australian Government to celebrate The Queen’s Jubilee year.
Grants from $2,500 to $20,000 will be available to a broad range of organisations and eligible groups and organisations in the electorate of Durack are invited to apply.
Go to https://www.melissapricemp.com.au/grants for Application guidelines and an Expression of Interest (EOI) form.
The closing date for EOI submissions is 5pm, Friday the 11th of March 2022.
Suitable projects must include formal commemorative events in 2022 to mark the Jubilee, plantings of regionally-appropriate tree species, and installation of commemorative signage or plaques.