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Native Title Anthropologist Grant Program

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply to deliver services under the Indigenous Legal and Native Title Assistance Program across Australia from 2019-20 to 2021-22.

The key focus of this funding is to increase native title anthropology capacity by assisting mid to senior anthropologists to become ‘exemplary’ anthropologists. This facilitates native title parties having access to qualified and experienced anthropologists, to support the resolution of native title claims and the effective management of native title.


Veteran and Community Grants Program

The Australian Government is inviting organisations through an open, non-competitive process to apply for grant funding under the Veteran and Community Grants Program from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

The objective of the program is to maintain and improve the independence and quality of life for members of the Australian veteran community by providing funding for projects that sustain or enhance health and wellbeing.


Tax requirements and small business

Business research and innovation initiative Pilot Round 2

The Federal Government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) Pilot Round 2 program provides small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with grant funding to develop innovative solutions for government policy and service delivery challenges.

The program covers up to five challenges for which SMEs can develop solutions. These challenges are listed in the program guidelines and proposed by Australian Government agencies.


NDIS Transition Assistance Funding

The Federal Government is inviting organisations to apply for its Transition Assistance Funding to purchase tailored supports including business advice, professional services and software upgrades, to build the disability sector capacity and service provider readiness in the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Organisations are invited to apply via an open process for a $5,600,000 (GST exclusive) pool of funding available in this round. Further rounds may be held in the future.


Free Trade Agreements Information Seminar – Orange NSW


Discover how to grow your business with Australia’s Free Trade Agreements.
20th March 2019 – Wentworth Golf Club, ORANGE NSW

The Hon Mark Coulton MP, Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment invites you to an information seminar to learn more about the benefits and opportunities created by Australia’s current and newly signed Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) for businesses like yours.

Whether you’re an experienced exporter or just getting started, this is an opportunity to hear from key government and industry representatives about:

  • the growth opportunities for your business through exporting and utilising FTAs
  • where FTAs fit in your overall export journey and how you can benefit from them
  • what tariffs and Certificates of Origin are and what grants and other government assistance is available.

At the completion of the FTA Seminar, there will be an information session on Trusted Trader.

Register now to avoid missing out.

Free Trade Agreements Information Seminar:
Free Seminar
Registration: 7:45 am
Time: 8:30 am to 10:30 am
All industries welcome
Venue: Wentworth Golf Club, 130 Ploughmans Lane, ORANGE NSW 2800



On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate

The On-Farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate scheme is available to eligible primary producers who can claim a rebate of up to 25% on new farm water infrastructure costs up to a maximum of $25,000.

The Rebate Scheme can be applied to the cost of new purchases, and installation of pipes, water storages and water pumps, de-silting dams, and associated power supplies such as generators. This Rebate scheme can be applied to costs incurred from 1st July 2018.

The maximum that can be claimed is $25,000 per farm enterprise. The availability of rebates is subject to funds being available. No rebates will be offered beyond the allocated funding of $12 million.

For eligibility information and to apply online go to NSW Rural Assistance Authority website or call 1800 678 593.

Applications close 30 June 2021 or when the funding allocation is exhausted, whichever occurs first.

Julia Andrews

Message from the CEO, Julia Andrews

The Inland Rail and the Parkes National Logistics Hub are once-in-a-lifetime projects that will drive massive regional economic development and change.

Last week the RDA Central West Board were hosted by Parkes Council on a guided bus tour of the impressive National Logistics Hub site, where large machinery and significant earthworks have begun turning hundreds of hectares into what will be Australia’s most important inland freight and logistics hub.


Australian Federation of Graduate Women Postgraduate Scholarship

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women Central West is inviting applications from women living in the Central West for the Dr Barbara Wright Postgraduate Scholarship – to the value of $5,000.

The scholarship can be applied to the cost of expenses such as fees, books, equipment, library research, travel incurred in the designated program/research.


e-Leaders Advocacy and Influence Program

National Rural Womens Coalition Survey

The National Rural Women’s Coalition is updating and collecting data to better reflect the challenges facing women throughout Australia.

It has developed a survey in line with the 2019 the United Nations, Commission on the Status of Women which (CSW) for the 63rd session’s priority theme is “social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls”.