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Job Description needs analysis

Some of you who have read and enjoyed my article about The Business of Doing Business (thanks mum), will remember my emphasis was on the importance of position descriptions. As an employee, I’m grateful for a Position Description – I understand my role, I know what my KPI’s are and my tasks and responsibilities. Every…

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Freight scheme review seeks fairness

I recently attended a private dinner where the shipping priorities for Tasmania were questioned. The table was occupied by senior representatives of the mining, forestry, and renewable energy sectors and I guess, by proxy through me, the general cargo sector (think containers). It was a tough question really as there were many competing interests at…

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Smart advice for travellers

With the escalating violence in Hong Kong between police and protesters, it is timely to remind of the Australian Government’s Smartraveller website – smartraveller.gov.au. The website allows travellers to register their trip to each country and subscribe to travel advice for each country. Additionally, it gives general advice for business travellers and provides tips on risks…

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Support for anti-protest laws right to conduct business

In recent months, international and Australian news bulletins have been full of news about various protest actions. The footage from the ongoing Hong Kong protests about that territory and the former British colony’s autonomy in relation to mainland China have ramifications for both Australia and Tasmania. In Melbourne recently, there was violent interaction between protestors…

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People make the difference

Rod Patterson is a loveable larrikin who has been a staple in the Tasmanian retail landscape for more than two decades.    What was your first job, how did you get into it and what did you learn as a young employee? Like most kids from the country (Deloraine) I had many jobs before and…

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East Coast open for business

East Coast is Open for Business In this month’s editorial, Knight Frank Tasmania’s East Coast team, Adele Plunkett, Leanne Dann, and Jim Playsted, review the East Coast property market and outlook. The East Coast real estate market continues to thrive for the third year in a row with consistent strong sales numbers being achieved in…

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Construction of Launceston’s largest ever infrastructure project will begin in 2020 after the University of Tasmania secured planning approval for Stage One of its expanded campus at Inveresk. The development will put higher education at Launceston’s core and inject hundreds of millions of dollars into the local economy. The City of Launceston approved development applications…

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