Parliamentary Secretary for Trade Kelvin Thomson and Federal Member for Hunter, Joel Fitzgibbon, today announced that twelve businesses were reimbursed a combined total of $409,113 under the Australian Government’s Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) Scheme in 2011-12.
“I congratulate local EMDG recipients for operating and employing locally, and at the same time, reaching out to foreign markets”, Mr Thomson said.
Mr Fitzgibbon said: “We have a close-knit community, and successful companies that provide jobs and stability are important to our strength and viability of our community. I congratulate these companies for their efforts to secure our future by tapping into overseas markets.”
“These great Australian businesses are to be congratulated for every job and every dollar contributed to their local community from export sales,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.
“Australia’s exporters are the frontline troops in the global battle of economic competitiveness. Fortunately, Australia leads the world in many fields, a fact Australian exporters demonstrate every day with their outstanding products, technologies and services. As we compete in the Asian Century, now more than ever, Australia’s economy relies on our ingenuity and drive, and exports are an important component of our future prosperity” Mr Thomson said.
Local EMDG recipients included:
TAMBURLAINE MANUFACTURING PTY LTD $78,445
HVG CC PTY LTD $25,094
ATLANTIC PACIFIC FOODS PTY LTD $86,385
B D & R G GOODEN & THE GOODEN FAMILY TRUST T/A WOODCHUCK LANDSCAPE SYSTEMS $48,177
MONARCH TRADING PTY LTD $35,332
H2O ORGANISER LTD $20,881
HARKHAM WINERIES $27,346
RIVERPINES VINEYARD PTY LTD $20,590
BROKENWOOD WINES PTY LTD ATF BROKENWOOD UNIT TRUST $16,630
ROW PAUL PTY LTD $5,911
ASIA PACIFIC INFOSERV PTY LTD $34,489
PAUL BUDDE COMMUNICATION PTY LTD $9,833
Total Grants Paid (Number): 12 $409,113