Senate estimates, video games industry support

Senate estimates, video games industry support

May 30, 2017

Last week you may have seen our open letter to the Hon Mitch Fifield asking why the video games industry continues to be ignored by the government when it comes to inclusion in any screen conversation, or in fact any funding.  This is despite the report to the Senate Inquiry into Video Game Development that was handed down in April 2016 which received...

IGEA Fact Sheet – changes to 457 visas

IGEA Fact Sheet – changes to 457 visas

May 1, 2017

The Turnbull Government has recently announced a number of significant changes to Australia’s 457 visa and permanent residency visa programmes, which IGEA believes may have an impact on businesses in the local video games industry.  In an effort to explain these reforms, IGEA has prepared a factsheet (which you can download here) that both summarises...

NZ video game exports continue to grow

NZ video game exports continue to grow

Aug 3, 2016

New just out from the NZGDA New Zealand’s game development industry grew 13% last year to earn $88.9m in the year ending 31 March 2016 according to an independent survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association studios. Almost all of that revenue (92%) came from exports of interactive software and online services. “Entertainment software and apps continue...

Report released from the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s video game development industry

Report released from the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s video game development industry

Apr 29, 2016

Today, the Senate’s Environment and Communications References Committee officially published the Report on the future of Australia’s video game development industry. For your reference, here is a link to the report. IGEA made a submission to this inquiry last year and appeared in front of the committee hearing in March. Overall , the recommendations...

Transcript of the Melbourne hearings into the Senate inquiry into the future of Australia’s video game industry

Transcript of the Melbourne hearings into the Senate inquiry into the future of Australia’s video game industry

Feb 26, 2016

Last Friday, 19 Feb the first round of hearings into the Senate inquiry into the Future of Australia’s video game industry, took place in Melbourne.  You can download the transcript here. To read IGEA’s submission, you can click here. We will be appearing in Sydney on Friday 11 March 2016.   Share...

PAX Australia officially the best in the business

PAX Australia officially the best in the business

Dec 4, 2015

  PAX Australia officially the best in the business Top video game event wins Best Australian Show at EEAA awards   PAX Australia has been awarded the highest accolade in the events and exhibitions industry, taking out “Best Australian Show” at the Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) Awards on Wednesday night. After winning the...