This month, in the lead up to the March 3 election, Editor Tom O'Meara stresses how important a majority government is to the Tasmanian business community. As usual, you'll also find the latest in business news from around the state. Please note, the March edition of the TBR will be published early, so any editorial submissions, appointments and announcements need to be sent to TBReditorial@fontpr.com.au by Monday, 12 February.
FEBRUARY 2018 T A S M A N I A’ S L E A D I N G B U S I N E S S P U B L I C A T I O N . C I R C U L A T I O N 1 2 , 0 0 0 M O N T H LY VOTE 1: MAJORITY Labor: Opposition Leader Rebecca White Liberal: Premier Will Hodgman PICK ONE OR THE OTHER By TOM O’MEARA THE need for majority government is the number one priority for the business community in the lead up to the March 3 State Election. TCCI Chief Executive Michael Bailey said that with the state headed in the right direction in economic terms, it was important that this momentum was not lost through the distractions that are caused through minority rule. “The economy is strong and business confidence is good, but if we are to maintain and improve the position of the state, we must have a clear winner at the election in order to maintain this momentum,” Mr Bailey said. “The clear message we have received is that industry and business sectors want majority Government to have control in Tasmania – whatever its flavour. “We saw the previous four years, pre-2014, when Labor and the Greens tried to govern together, as a disaster for the state. “We believe that only a majority Liberal or Labor government can make decisions and deliver for the state.” Continued Page 2 How TCCI MEMBERSHIP benefits your business The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an independent membership organisation that positively leads and supports the Tasmanian business community. TCCI provides valuable support to its members through advocacy and a range of programs and services including: > Customised membership to achieve your business objectives > Workplace relations advice > Workplace health and safety > Networking and promotion > Training and workforce development > Events Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hobart | Launceston Ph: 1300 559 122 www.tcci.com.au JOIN TODAY!