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Labor’s focus 2020

By Rebecca White Leader of the Opposition   As we begin a new year and a new decade, we need to ask ourselves whether people all around Tasmania are sharing equally in the benefits of relatively good economic conditions. The jobless rate is still well above the national average and the number of people in…

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Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement Now in Force

The Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A-HKFTA) entered into force on 17th January, 2020. The trade agreement provides Australian businesses greater certainty to trade with and conduct investment activities in Hong Kong. It also reaffirms the value Australia places on the high degree of autonomy enjoyed by Hong Kong through the “One Country, Two Systems”…

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Diversity pays in adversity

Susan Parr Spotlight on Success Susan Parr is the immediate past chair of the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The former CEO of St Ann’s Living has a diverse business background, holding several board and community directorships and was seconded for 12 months as coordinator of the community recovery at Port Arthur after the…

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Value in your time of need

By now you would have heard the news that private health insurers will deliver the lowest annual premium change in 19 years from April 2020. It has taken a whole health industry approach to get this far, and while more needs to be done across all aspects of the sector to ensure healthcare remains affordable…

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Seeking answers to retirement questions

If you have staff who are heading towards retirement, you could find yourself in the position of being asked for advice. This is a common issue faced by many managers and HR personnel and one which needs to be handled delicately. Compulsory retirement is unlawful in all Australian states and territories including Tasmania. Compulsory retirement…

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Management for long game

By Craig Mowll General Manager of Wealth Management, TPT Wealth. Are you in it for the long game? All businesses, both large and small, from all industry sectors are faced with the same challenge when it comes to managing their organisation’s financial assets: how to responsibly preserve the real purchasing power of their cash and…

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Commitment to keep the momentum going

By Peter Gutwein Premier of Tasmania It is a privilege to serve the people of Tasmania as the State’s 46th Premier. As Premier, I want to ensure we don’t take our current economic momentum for granted, and we continue to build on our strong economic foundations, in order to provide more opportunities and continue to…

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