Show us the money: Chambers call for action on by-election promises

One of the first items to come across new Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s desk will be a letter from the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry requesting action on more than $133 million of promises for Braddon.

The staggering list of 27 commitments (see page 2) were made during the Super Saturday by-election campaign and start from the $30 million for assisting construction of the Cradle Mountain cableway project down to $20,000 for upgrades of the Irishtown Community Centre.

Hobart: Where to from here?

A strong residential market and CBD development has positively influenced the state of Hobart’s commercial property sector, writes Knight Frank Tasmania’s Director- Valuations Matthew Page.

Lock up your data

While many don’t think they are a target for cyber-crime, small to medium businesses still need to be on top of data security, writes Elizabeth Jameson FAICD.

High-value volunteers

Volunteers are worth almost $5 billion to Tasmania and one corporation has been highlighted for its employee program encouraging staff to give back to the community.

Leave a part of regular winter woes

Staff illness rates in winter can present difficulties for businesses.

TCCI Senior Workplace Relations Consultant Abbey George gives some useful tips for employers around balancing the need for employee privacy and a business’ needs when it comes to sick leave.

New essence of the North

Launceston Distillery has taken flight with the official launch of the first traditional whisky produced in the northern region since distillation was outlawed more than 170 years ago.

The distillery, based at Hangar 17 at Launceston Airport, was formed in 2011 by head distiller Chris Condon.