Objective 4.2

Export assistance is known to services businesses, accessible and fit for purpose

Action 4.2F

In progress

Industry will provide feedback to Government on the appropriateness of services export support schemes and assist Government outreach on export assistance by disseminating relevant information via professional and industry associations and non-government networks.

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Government response
Related Action/s

Undertake targeted outreach to ensure that current and aspiring services exporters are aware of these tools. In doing this, the Australian Government should collaborate with professional associations and other non-government partners.


Progress to date

The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has been actively engaging with government on the appropriateness of export support schemes through ongoing dialogue, the Parliamentary Friends of Video Games Group, and regular communications including the IGEA Government and Policy Newsletter. The IGEA recently welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement that it will provide an additional $19.6 million over two years to expand the Digital Games Tax Offset to include ‘live ops’. The expansion of the Digital Games Tax Offset will make Australia an even more attractive and competitive destination for international game development companies, with many Australian-made games able to generate substantial export revenues even years after their first release.