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Innovative industry

Innovative industry 

Industry is vital to the future of Australia. 

Our portfolio delivers a range of information and a number of Government initiatives and activities in relation to industry and how it benefits the Australian community.

Buy Australian at Home and Abroad

3d image of AustraliaAustralian suppliers will have a better chance of benefiting from the nation’s major resources projects, through a $34.4 million Buy Australian at Home and Abroad initiative.

Major resources projects provide significant opportunities for Australian suppliers. Unfortunately, some suppliers are missing out because of established global vendor lists and the trend towards pre assembled modules.

The Government has listened to industry’s concerns, with this funding seeking to maximise the returns from the mining boom by more effectively linking Australian suppliers to Australian projects.

Over 7,500 Businesses Celebrate Enterprise Connect’s 3rd Birthday

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Enterprise Connect - the Australian Government's $50 million a year small business assistance program - is celebrating its third birthday.

Since 2008, Enterprise Connect has helped over 7,500 businesses with a range of services including advice, researcher placements, workshops, events and grants.

The popular Tailored Advisory Service grants scheme has helped a wealth of these businesses better the way they do business in the long-term.

For more information on the many opportunities available, call the Enterprise Connect Hotline on 131 791 or visit

IP Australia 

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IP Australia administers the patents, designs, trade marks and Plant Breeder's Rights systems. They receive and process applications, conduct hearings and decide on disputed matters relating to the granting or denial of Australian IP rights.

IP Australia’s customers are individuals and businesses within Australia and overseas.

They maintain the Registers of Patents, Designs, Trade Marks, Plant Breeder's Rights and Olympic Designs.

Please proceed to What is IP Australia? to find more information about IP Australia.

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The website is an online government resource for the Australian business community. By using businesses are able to comply with government requirements more simply and conveniently. provides a wide range of services and information about start-up, taxation, licensing and legislation, as well as significant transactions such as ABN Lookup, taxation compliance and licence applications. The website is continuously being refined and progressively offers more online transactions in response to business needs.


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