$200 million funding to boost Aussie start-ups

27 March 2013

At least $200 million will be invested into early stage, high growth Australian companies by three new venture capital funds supported by the Gillard Government’s Innovation Investment Fund (IIF).

AVCAL submission: Financial System Inquiry


Sent to: Treasury

Thursday 5 December 2013

AVCAL welcomes Government's Venture Australia initiative

AVCAL welcomes the Government's Innovation Statement announced on 17 February 2013 and its focus on developing the jobs of the future for Australia. We are particularly pleased to see the recognition of the importance of the Venture Capital industry to enable Australia’s innovations turn into products, processes and services that add to the economy and provide jobs in the future.

Board of Taxation report into VCLPs released

18 February 2013

Assistant Treasurer David Bradbury has released the Board of Taxation's Review of taxation arrangements under the venture capital limited partnerships regime.

Consultation on announced but un-enacted tax measures


An announcement was made in early November by Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey regarding a number of announced but unlegislated tax measures made by previous Governments.

Government announces review of Employee Share Schemes for startups

12 June 2013

The Government will undertake two reviews aimed at supporting tech startups in Australia, looking into Employee Share Schemes (ESS) for startups and crowdsourcing.

Government discussion paper on Employee Share Schemes & Start-up Co.s

2 August 2013

The Government has today released a discussion paper on Employee Share Schemes and Start-up Companies.

Implications of AIFMD on GPs and LPs based outside Europe

26 April 2013

This paper by the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA) provides an overview of the AIFMD’s impact on both non-European GPs and LPs.

McKeon Review final report released

5 April 2013

The Minister for Health has today released the final report of the McKeon Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research.

NSW start-ups get $6.7 million innovation boost

5 April 2013

This article by Oliver Milman reports on the NSW governments launch of ‘Innovate NSW’, a $6.7 million scheme aimed at backing start-ups in areas such as e-health, energy technology and services, online and interactive education, advanced manufacturing, transport, infrastructure and logistics.

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