Local Drug Action Team applications now open

The second round of applications are now open for local organisations to join the Turnbull Government’s Local Drug Action Team program. Community groups across Australia are joining forces to deliver targeted local action to help tackle drug use and addiction. “We need to work together to fight the scourge of ice and other drugs which…

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Instant asset write-off extension one step closer

An extension to the popular instant asset write-off programme is one step closer thanks to a Bill introduced to Parliament this week, Small Business Minister Michael McCormack says. “Across Australia I heard from hundreds of small business people how helpful the $20,000 instant asset write-off programme is to help businesses grow, pursue new ideas and hire…

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Peru a possibility for Forde exporters

The Turnbull Government is seeking a high quality, comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Peru to open new markets for Forde exporters that will create more local jobs.   MP Bert van Manen said Peru presents a growing opportunity for Forde exporters that the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (PAFTA) will help unlock.   “Over the…

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New export opportunities for Forde

The Turnbull Government has launched negotiations to secure a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Hong Kong to help create more jobs in Forde. Forde MP Bert van Manen said an FTA with Hong Kong would create new export opportunities for local service providers. “This will be a very modern FTA focused on securing access for…

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Lodge or Leave

The Turnbull Government has set a deadline for thousands of Illegal Maritime Arrivals (IMAs) who flooded into Australia under the previous Labor Government to prove they are genuine refugees and owed protection by Australia. They must lodge applications for processing by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) by October 1. There are 7500…

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