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Entrepreneurs, Industry and Research Opportunities in Federal Budget 2014 #budget2014

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Significant changes were announced in the budget for industry programmes – all with a focus on improving the capability of small and medium sized enterprises.

Industry sectors that are emerging as government priorities include agriculture, child care, civil construction and infrastructure, defence, exploration, health and medical research, rail, road and small business.

Other areas of investment and exploration include contestability, emission reduction, export, international tourism focused on China, rural and regional development (Northern Australia and Tasmania), the manufacturing sector transition, diversification and reinvention.

New workforce initiatives that the Federal Budget 2014 offers, have to be considered in light of the consolidation of numerous programs and cutting of many existing funds.

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