Infrastructure pipeline filling

A 10-year Infrastructure Pipeline worth nearly $14 billion has been outlined as the state prepares for growing population and visitor numbers.

The Tasmanian Infrastructure Pipeline includes 247 projects, each valued at $5 million or more and totalling $13.9 billion over the decade.

Poll rout casts cloud over tax cut plans

The Federal Coalition’s company tax cut policy is in the spotlight after the July 28 Super Saturday by-elections.

While by-elections are notoriously challenging for sitting government’s to win, Liberal and LNP candidates lost in all three seats they contested and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has promised a comprehensive review.

Solar project shows the way

One of the largest commercial solar PV installations in Tasmania has been launched.

SRT Logistics, a Tasmanian-owned transport company, partnered with Aurora Energy and Beon Energy Solutions to deliver the system across its two distribution centres in Launceston and Devonport.

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.