The Federal Government’s New Enterprise Incentive Scheme has been expanded to help more people turn their business ideas into reality.
Changes have been made to the eligibility criteria which have been broadened to include people not currently employed or undergoing education and training.
An additional 2300 NEIS places have been added, bringing the number of places available annually to 8600.
Member for Durack Melissa Price said the scheme would support those considering selfemployment and entrepreneurship.
“I have spoken to many businesses in the region and it is clear that initiatives like the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme provide more opportunities for self-starters,” she said.
Ms Price said support through the NEIS included connecting young people with services and programs, workshops to provide a taste of self-employment and facilitators to support establishment of new business.