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Demand For Commercial Solar Systems On The Rise

THERE has been recent substantial growth in commercial solar installations in Tasmania, with many businesses realising the opportunity to offset their energy costs with on-site solar generation. Solar is well suited to commercial applications because businesses typically use energy during daylight hours, when the sun is shining. Launceston-based EB Solar has been in the renewable…

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Bank backs its community

Tasmanian customer owned bank, Bank of us, has launched a new community account, One for All, to deliver on its brand promise to be the ‘bank of the community’. “We care about the community we do business in, and over the years we’ve been able to support many of Tasmania’s leading events, and contribute to…

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Bikes ride rings round parking issues

Hobart’s traffic congestion issues could be assisted with the use of cargo bikes, according to one business taking up the initiative. The bikes are now being used to service construction sites and tall buildings courtesy of Spidertech industrial rope access specialists. Managing Director Haig Rice decided to buy two electric cargo bikes to combat the…

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Fire fight summit

BY Tom O’Meara Bushfire specialists and business leaders are warning industry and commerce to be prepared for the financial impact of catastrophic bushfires in the State. Industry leaders including the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry are concerned that a major bushfire would critically damage the state’s economy, throw thousands out of work and shatter…

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Infrastructure boom

$15.2 billion to be spent over next decade. Tasmania is benefiting from an infrastructure boom with almost $1.6 billion to be spent on infrastructure projects this financial year and $15.2 billion planned for the next decade. The projects are detailed in the second annual Tasmanian Infrastructure Project Pipeline, which documents government and private projects. The…

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Worksafe Month 2019

BY Cristina Serra Workplace Relations and Human Resources Consultant We often think about the financial benefits of work – but our work is also pivotal to our health and wellbeing. Engaging with colleagues and the community through our work delivers opportunities to build others and ourselves up. Whether it be through gaining more confidence, developing…

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Right of Entry Permit changes

BY Cristina Serra Workplace Relations and Human Resources Consultant There have been recent changes to the Right of Entry permits issued by the Fair Work Commission. The Fair Work Amendment – Modernising Right of Entry Regulations 2019, took effect from July 1, requiring all permit holders to produce an identity card when entering a business…

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