Appointments to Digital Games Tax Offset Advisory Board
The Albanese Labor Government has today announced its inaugural appointments of Johanna Egger and Morgan Jaffit to the Digital Games Tax Offset Advisory Board, both for three-year terms.
Delivered by the Government earlier this year, the Digital Games Tax Offset (DGTO) offers a 30 per cent refundable tax offset to eligible games developers that spend a minimum of $500,000 on qualifying Australian development expenditure.
The Board will provide advice to the Government on applications to the DGTO.
Minister for the Arts, Tony Burke, said the appointees were the perfect choice for a dynamic and modern industry.
“Australia has a proud history of game development – going back decades.
“We want to make sure its future is just as bright.
“As one of the fastest growing industries in Australia and we need the right people involved to continue to foster its growth and development.
“Johanna and Morgan have been at the centre of the gaming and digital creative industries for decades and will bring a wealth of expertise to the Board.”
Johanna Egger is Managing Director, Family & Kids at Two Bulls/DEPT, a leading digital product studio. She is an Emmy, Peabody and Webby award-winner, with over two decades of industry experience. Previously, Ms Egger worked as a digital producer at Sesame Workshop, and is currently a Board member of the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association.
Morgan Jaffit is a founder and Director of Australian-run game studios Spitfire Interactive and Defiant Development, and currently supports Weta Workshop as Consulting Executive Producer for their soon to be announced new title. A veteran of the industry, Mr Jaffit brings with him over 20 years of experience in developing games across different console platforms, mobile and PC.