Australia set for $1.9 billion R&D tax relief

State officials approve measure for digital creative industry in a bid to stem the flow of job losses: a February study claimed Australia’s game industry had lost 1,000 jobs – more than half the nation’s development workforce – since 2008. Rob Curry, CEO of the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association, says the news “has already attracted the interest of many global game publishers.” The bill is set to be enacted in July.