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  • OBS Growth In New Naracoorte Specialist Seed Processing Plant

    Ten new FTE jobs will be created and the Limestone Coast will become a world-leading specialist seed processing hub with the construction of a new $5.4 million plant.



    A $300,000 State Government Regional Development Fund grant will assist South Pacific Seeds (SPS) to build the new plant in Naracoorte, allowing locally grown seeds to be processed and exported directly to markets in Asia, Europe and Australia.

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  • This week in small business with Ombudsman Kate Carnell

    The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, talks this week about planning for the year ahead, managing cash flow and how to understand and prevent cyber-attacks.

    Planning for the year ahead: “As small business owners, this is a time to look at things you’ve put off since last year; the first one on the list is cash flow. Sit down with your accountant and look at your cash flow, your business plan, for the next 12 months.”

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  • White confirms will scrap wages cap, wreck budget

    After months of trying to dodge the issue, the Leader of the Opposition Ms White has finally come clean on public sector wages – revealing to the Australian newspaper today that she will “scrap” the two percent wages cap.*

    Now, she must outline exactly how much of a pay-rise she intends to give Tasmania’s public servants, noting that every one percent increase is an additional $25 million per year.

    This could only mean cuts to health, cuts to education, and cuts to police numbers.

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  • Water Users At West Lakes To Remain Vigilant

    Waters users at West Lakes can still enjoy recreational fishing and boating, however should remain vigilant following yesterday’s discovery of a fish kill.

    On Thursday 11 January, Primary Industries & Regions SA (PIRSA) Fisheries and Aquaculture was alerted to a fish kill of approximately two to three hundred fish including Bream, Snapper, Mulloway, Trevally, Mullet and Crabs at West Lakes, near the Trimmer Parade inlet.

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  • Grant Bolsters Spirits At Mclaren Vale Winery

    A joint venture between a McLaren Vale winery and a new spirits distillery will create 15 fulltime equivalent jobs, while showcasing some of South Australia’s best wine and spirits in the one place.

    A $400,000 State Government Regional Development Fund grant will contribute to a $1.6 million project to  help Royal Park-based Never Never Distilling Co. move to McLaren Vale, where it will expand its operations at the Chalk Hill Wines site.

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  • Sky scrapers out of major projects legislation

    The Hodgman Government has a Plan to Build Your Future.

    A key part of our Plan is encouraging investment, creating jobs and growing the economy.

    That’s why we are developing draft laws that change how major projects are considered.

    The aim of the draft laws is to streamline the approval process and provide greater certainty, while also requiring that all relevant and necessary approvals including environmental, Aboriginal and heritage approvals must be granted by the relevant regulators.

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  • Korean manufacturer Nutribiotech chooses Melbourne for new plant

    Nutribiotech, a leading nutritional supplement producer with factories in China, Korea and the US, has chosen Victoria as the location of its fourth global manufacturing facility.

    The leading Korean manufacturer has opened a new state-of-the-art factory in Dandenong South (in Melbourne's south-east) that will create 150 new full time jobs.

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  • Black Friday and iPhone X sales drive 1.2 per cent rise

    Australian retail turnover rose 1.2 per cent in November 2017, seasonally adjusted, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Retail Trade figures. 

    This follows a 0.5 per cent rise in October 2017.

    "In seasonally adjusted terms, rises were led by the household goods (4.5 per cent) and other retailing (2.2 per cent) industries," the Director of the Quarterly Economy Wide Surveys, Ben James, said. "Seasonally adjusted sales in both these industries are influenced by the release of the iPhone X and the increasing popularity of promotions in November, including Black Friday sales." 

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  • Strong November Retail Trade statistics

    Since the March 2014 election, the Hodgman Liberal Government has been working hard to implement our long-term Plan for economic growth and job creation in Tasmania.

    Business confidence is up, retail and export statistics continue to go from strength-to-strength, and more than 10,000 jobs have been created since the election of a majority Hodgman Liberal Government.

    The latest figures released by the ABS today confirms that November was the 18th consecutive month where retail turnover has topped more than $500 million.

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  • Signing of new Spirits contract vindicates Government’s policy

    Today’s announcement by TT-Line that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with a German shipyard to build the replacement Spirits of Tasmania is an affirmation of the success of the Hodgman Liberal Government’s policy on the vessels.

    This Liberal majority Government came to office with a policy to increase the number of visitors coming to Tasmania via the Spirits and the result has even exceeded our own expectations, with a 31.5 per cent increase in passengers in just four years.

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