IGEA welcomes confirmation that the Albanese Labor Government is backing the digital games sector
Friday 28 October, 2022 – IGEA is thrilled by the confirmation that the Albanese Government is backing the digital games sector by introducing legislation to establish a Digital Games Tax Offset (DGTO) in the coming months, as confirmed by The Hon Tony Burke MP in a media release this afternoon.
Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA says, “This incentive will bring international investment to Australia and create certainty for Australian game developers. Local studios can now confidently scale up and expand employment in their businesses to deliver new and exciting Australian created games projects and technologies to the world, contributing further to export revenue.
“We thank the Federal Labor Government, in particular Arts Minister The Hon Tony Burke MP and Treasurer The Hon Dr Jim Chalmers MP for their long-held recognition and support for the establishment of a games industry in Australia and appreciate their commitment to the imminent introduction of legislation.”
IGEA (Interactive Games & Entertainment Association) is the peak industry association representing the voice of Australian and New Zealand companies in the computer and video games industry. IGEA supports the business and public policy interests of the games industry, through advocacy, research and education programs. For more information, please visit www.igea.net