Thursday, 27 February 2020 Sydney

Invest In Australia Blog::

  • Cooking up careers at Providore Place

    The new $1.4 million training kitchens at Devonport’s Providore Place will help Drysdale students to be job ready to meet the increased demand for cookery and bakery skills in the North-West.

    Funded by the Hodgman majority Liberal Government, the training space will provide more than 200 apprentices and pre-employment students annually with state of the art equipment in a modern open-plan training space.

    It includes a dedicated bakery, barista training area, deck ovens, blast chillers, a walk-in freezer, cool room and dry stores.

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  • Lessons for Labor

    Instead of reckless fearmongering, Labor’s Josh Willie should get his facts straight when it comes to Tasmania’s eSchools.

    We will not and have not cut funding for students.

    The Tasmanian eSchool will continue to maintain teaching staff ABOVE the 2016 eSchool review recommendations.

    Four fixed term contracts have come to an end at the eSchool, with these staff securing permanent positions at other schools.

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  • ABS releases publication on planning for the 2021 Census

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released its blueprint for the delivery of the 2021 Census.

    Planning for the 2021 Census outlines the ABS’ commitment to ensuring the nation’s most significant and challenging statistical collection gathers high quality data, is a cost effective process enabling easy participation and assures the privacy of personal information.

    Australian Statistician, David Kalisch, said that Census data was critical to Australian democracy and society.

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  • Tasmania’s Biosecurity Advisory Committee seeks members

    The Hodgman majority Liberal Government is committed to strengthening Tasmania’s biosecurity systems to protect our primary industries, environment, community and the tourism sector.

    Tasmania’s reputation as a premium producer of agricultural and seafood products, and as a leading tourism destination, is reliant on a rigorous and effective biosecurity system.

    Tasmania’s new landmark Biosecurity Act (2019), replaces seven current Acts with a single streamlined modern statute that is “fit-for-purpose”.

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  • Labor’s reheated leftovers from economic hangover

    Labor’s reheating of the former, failed Economic Development Minister, David O’Byrne, as Shadow Treasurer demonstrates just how out of touch they remain on Tasmania’s economy.

    Tasmanians will not forget that under David O’Byrne’s economic stewardship 10,000 Tasmanians lost their job, our state was driven into recession, and people were fleeing for the mainland.

    David O’Byrne cannot be believed until he commits to producing an alternative budget each and every year.

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  • Proposal to authorise Virgin Australia to cooperate with Virgin Atlantic

    The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to authorise Virgin Australia (ASX: VAH) to more closely cooperate with Virgin Atlantic on flights between Australia and the UK and Ireland, via Hong Kong, Los Angeles and any other future mutual connecting points.

    “Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic have asked to be authorised to cooperate more closely to improve their services between Australia and the UK and Ireland and attract more passengers,” ACCC Commissioner Stephen Ridgeway said.

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  • Banks assume role of moral compass for legitimate businesses

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell says banks are wrong to discriminate against legitimate small businesses in the adult industry by blocking their access to essential financial services.

    “My office is continuously contacted by sex workers who have complained they have been denied banking services such as merchant facilities to allow them to conduct their business,” Ms Carnell says.

    “This is an ongoing issue and we have expressed our concerns to the Australian Banking Association and individual banks involved.

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  • SME innovation under threat as patent regime faces the axe: Ombudsman

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has urged the federal government not to abolish the low-cost innovation patent regime, saying this would create a significant barrier to small businesses.

    “It would be a mistake to phase out the innovation patent system without any replacement,” Ms Carnell said.

    “Although we acknowledge the current system is not perfect, it’s the only viable way for SMEs to access temporary or short-term IP protections, which is essential, particularly when disputes arise.

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  • Elders and AIRR rural services deal not opposed

    The ACCC will not oppose the proposed acquisition of rural wholesale buying group Australian Independent Rural Retailers (AIRR) by Elders (ASX: ELD). 

    Elders is an important competitor in rural retailing, but currently has minimal operations in wholesaling to independent rural retail stores. AIRR is an important wholesaler to independent rural stores, but has minimal assets of its own in rural retailing.

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  • Mining rich vein of Tasmanian investment

    There is no stronger or more consistent supporter of the mining and minerals sector than the Hodgman majority Liberal Government and we are committed to grow the industry.

    We are delivering on our Mining for Tasmania’s Future Policy, which is providing the right settings to encourage investment and ensure the mining and minerals sector remains an economic cornerstone of Tasmania.

    This is a sector that provides more than 55 per cent of Tasmania’s commercial exports, and employs more than 5,600 jobs, many in regional communities.

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