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Relishing a new career

WHEN one door closes another one opens, and that certainly was the case for James Davey, former Dick Smith store manager, who has now found work at the new Every Battery store in Glenorchy. Mr Davey was offered a management position by Francis Collins, Every Battery’s owner, who has staffed his new store in Glenorchy…

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Defence role at AMC for Ingram

THE Australian Maritime College is poised to help the Australian Defence Force meet its future maritime training needs following the appointment of Aaron Ingram to the newly created role of Defence Maritime Program manager. Mr Ingram will be responsible for developing a closer and more productive relationship with Defence, particularly the Navy, as they embark on a…

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Budget back in the black

By BECHER TOWNSHEND BUSINESS has given the state government’s third budget the thumbs up on the back of some $1.8 billion in infrastructure spending, coupled with an undertaking to deliver a $77 million surplus in 2016-17. Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive officer Michael Bailey said the budget was terrific for Tasmania as…

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Waterfront project afloat

NEW research has confirmed the economic potential of Devonport’s Living City Waterfront Precinct development, according to the Devonport City Council. The report, prepared by independent global hotel consultancy firm Horwath HTL, confirmed there was sufficient demand to support up to 200 rooms at a 3.54.0 star standard, as part of the new development. The council is…

economist leads the way

Economist leading the way

DR JOAQUIN Vespignani left a high-flying job in investment banking to nurture the next generation of economists at the University of Tasmania’s Tasmanian School of Business and Economics (TSBE) and hasn’t looked back. Dr Vespignani was recently named the top young economist in Australia for the second year running by the Research Paper in Economics ranking…