TAX: Claiming the Research and Development Tax Incentive for agricultural activities

This Alert has been jointly developed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) and Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive is jointly administered by Innovation and Science Australia (supported by AusIndustry within the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science) and the ATO. Description The ATO and AusIndustry are reviewing…

Australian Bureau of Statistics has released regional profiles

ABARES has produced a series of individual profiles of the agricultural, forestry and fisheries industries in your region. Based on the regional boundaries set by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, each regional profile presents an overview of the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors in the region and the recent financial performance of the broadacre and,…

A new government website dedicated to Climate Change for Australian Primary Producers

5 Major elements of THE LONG PADDOCK website include; Webinars.. read more Watch recorded webinars that showcase some science and products developed by our scientists. Topics include: remote sensing and ground cover, scientific capability in grazing land systems, a national grass production model (AussieGRASS), climate risk assessment, learning from history in climate & grazing management,…

5 Tips for Starting Out with your New Olive Grove

If you are just starting out in the Olive Industry and you have a new grove to care for,  you are probably wondering where to start? Here are our 5 tips for you….. 1.  “Get the right advice as this will save you more money & time in the long term” 2.  Where to obtain…

Factors to Consider for Establishing a New Olive Grove

“Get the right advice the first time as this will save you time and money for years to come” Planting an olive grove is not about digging holes in the ground than sitting back, watching and waiting.  Your preparation is fundamental to successful production! So here are our 5 factors to consider before you consider…

Pickling Olive Recipes

Often we are asked ‘what is the best recipe for pickling or curing your own table olives’ emphasising they couldn’t be bothered changing the brine on a daily basis for a month!  Fair enough because that’s a lot of work.  However, you might like to know there are different styles or preparations of Table Olives….

Need labour for your olive harvest?

Are your friends and family less able to help when time presses on for the Olive Harvest?  We often hear how difficult it can be to find sufficient labour at this time.  You will be happy to hear that there is a service that looks to facilitate matching Corporations and Growers with Workers for variable…

What is The Olive Centre App?

The Olive Centre has released the first App for smartphones designed at helping Olive Growers, Olive & Olive Oil Processors & Contractors in Australia, New Zealand and the International olive growing community.

Consumer Resources

See infographic of how olives is processed into oil and all the grades of olive oil and what they mean