Tax hikes lower spirits

Spirits and Cocktails Australia put a call out to candidates in the recent Braddon by-election to support a freeze on Australia’s six-monthly tax increase on spirits, calling it discriminatory.

CEO Alec Wagstaff said the continual tax increase was unfair to both spirit drinkers and the burgeoning distilling industry in Tasmania.

29 to 3: TCCI call for council cull

Three local authorities would replace the state’s 29 councils in a bold new plan floated by the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

With the Tasmanian economy at its strongest in recent history, the state’s peak business organisation has called on the State Government and Labor Opposition to reform local government once and for all.

Pop-up tax help in Hobart

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will be helping the Hobart community with their tax questions by hosting a pop-up shop at the Northgate Shopping Centre from 26 July to 28 July 2018.

Tips for buying a franchise

While a small number of franchisors might have tarnished the reputation of the franchise model, it can still be a viable path to success, writes Business Broker Dean Demeyer.

Chamber music festival to play on

The Tasmanian Government has today announced $100,000 in funding over the next three years for the Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival, showing their commitment to the sustainable growth of the state’s tourism industry across every region.

E-health revolution

Electronic records can provide a unified history of a patients health experiences, increasing the capacity for decisions to be in made with full consideration of past and current health care, writes St.LukesHealth CEO Paul Lupo.

Powerhouse of the nation

While already established as the nation’s number one renewable state, a range of exciting initiatives will unlock Tasmania’s potential in renewable energy, writes Minister for Energy Guy Barnett.