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Export Market Development Grants Amendment Bill 2008

Originating house
House of Representatives
Foreign Affairs and Trade


Amends the Australian Trade Commission Act 1985 and Export Market Development Grants Act 1997 to: increase the maximum grant to $200,000; add two claimable expense categories to the range of eligible expenses; expand the range of bodies able to access the scheme; lift the maximum turnover limit to $50 million; reduce the minimum threshold of expenditure to a $10,000 minimum; extend the limit on the number of annual grants to eight; remove the distinction between internal and external services to provide that all non-tourism services are eligible products; and introduce a performance measure for applicants claiming their third and subsequent grants.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20/03/08  
Second reading moved 20/03/08  
Referred to Main Committee 14/05/08  
Second reading debate 26/05/08  
Second reading debate 27/05/08  
Second reading agreed to 27/05/08  
Reported from Main Committee 28/05/08  
Third reading agreed to 28/05/08  
Introduced and read a first time 16/06/08  
Second reading moved 16/06/08  
Second reading debate 19/06/08  
Second reading agreed to 19/06/08  
Third reading agreed to 19/06/08  
Assent 23/06/08 Act no.: 33 - Year: 2008

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

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Schedules of amendments

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