Tasmanian Business Reporter March 2018

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This month we have hit the press a little earlier than usual to fit in a comprehensive recap of the key polices from the two major parties before Tasmania votes on March 3.

You'll also find details about the coalition of Tasmania's leading peak bodies promising to advocate for community wellbeing in the state, and some sage export advice from the TCCI's Tradestart Adviser, Sally Chandler who warns about trademark squatters in China.

MARCH 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

On the campaign trail

Party

time at

the poll

By TOM O’MEARA

THE major policies have been revealed

and record spending has

been promised in key areas, as the

state’s two major parties vie to win

majority government on March 3.

Tasmanians head to the polls

with billions of dollars in promises

to sift through as they chose who

will govern the state for the next

four years.

The pollsters and bookmakers

are still anticipating a hung parliament

but Liberal Leader Will

Hodgman says his team has been

strong enough and delivered the

positive results required to achieve

the 13 seats it needs to form government

and serve a second term.

Labor Leader Rebecca White

claims underdog status as she tries

to claw the party back from its decimation

at the last election.

She has admitted it is a huge task

to build enough voter support to

almost double the number of seats

Labor currently holds.

Health was the key focus for

Labor, but the Liberals shocked

with an announcement during the

party’s official campaign launch

of an extra $757 million, employing

1,332 more health professionals

over the next six years.

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STATE ELECTION 2018

Peak bodies align

Joint vision

for fairness

A COALITION of the

state’s leading peak bodies

will hold Tasmania’s

next state government

publicly accountable for

the outcomes achieved

for all Tasmanians by

measuring community

wellbeing.

Local Government Association

of Tasmania

CEO Katrena Stephenson

said the coalition’s

shared vision was of all

Tasmanians having the

opportunity to live in vibrant,

resilient, healthy

and safe communities.

“We’ll start issuing

our joint progress reports

quarterly from the

swearing in of the next

state government,” Dr

Stephenson said.

Tasmanians want a

state government that is

transparent and accountable

against a vision of

the state we know they

want – a strong network

of communities that

work to ensure current

and future prosperity is

within reach of every

Tasmanian.

The coalition includes

Aged & Community Services

Australia, Council

on the Ageing, the Housing

Industry Association

of Tasmania, LGAT,

Master Builders Tasmania,

Regional Development

Australia, Tasmania,

Shelter Tas, the

Tasmanian Chamber of

Commerce and Industry,

the Tasmanian Chronic

Disease Prevention Alliance

and the Tasmanian

Council of Social Service.

“Together we are saying

to all politicians—all

those who aspire to represent

Tasmanians—that

it is time for them to try a

new way of doing things

so that we can achieve

improved outcomes for

every one of us,” Dr Stephenson

said.

“It is time to set our

self interest aside and

focus on our common

interest—the future prosperity,

health and resilience

of all Tasmanians,”

she said.

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Party time at the Tassie poll

From page 1

While the majority of

the funding flows at the

later end of the forward

estimates and questions

were raised about how

that number of staff

could be employed given

there are already vacancies

in the system, it was

well received by those at

the coal face.

Labor’s health policy

involves a $560 million

spend that includes the

recruitment of 500 extra

staff across the state’s

health and hospital system

and a promise to improve

waiting times.

In eduction, the Liberals

are promising $324

million over six years to

employ 250 extra teachers

and 80 teacher assistants.

In contrast, Labor has

promised to spend $196

million over four years,

employing 89 new teachers

and 150 early education

specialists and social

workers. It’s biggest play

for votes came with the

Green light for new way to pay

A NEW mobile banking

system heralds a new

level of payment convenience

for Tasmanians,

Tasmanian banking institutions

say.

Bank of us and

MyState have adopted

New Payments Platform,

which provides consumers

and businesses the

ability to:

• transfer money instantly

between accounts

at different financial institutions;

• make these payments

any time of day,

and day of the year;

• include more accompanying

information

with these payments

than ever before;

and

• use PayID, a simpler

way to pay that lets you

plan to dump all school

fees for every public

school student, removing

any means testing.

TCCI Chief Executive

Michael Bailey said he

was pleased to see the

Liberals heed calls from

the peak

business

body to

withdraw

from the

National

Electricity

Market

and also

improve

business

confidence

by

reducing

payroll

tax.

Mr Bailey said he was

relieved the Labor Party

had changed its mind and

committed to leave the

Office of the Coordinator

General in Launceston.

The TCCI is pushing

for majority government

having compared the last

four years of opportunity

see the name of the person

or business you are

paying before sending.

MyState Limited

General Manager Banking,

Sales and Service

Kate Dean said the platform

was set to change

the way we do our banking

and would make

to the disaster of the previous

four years under a

Labor-Green Minority

Government.

The powerful hotel

lobby has given that a

helping hand on the back

of Labor’s pokies policy

to ban the

machines

from all

pubs and

clubs

across the

state.

Venues

across the

state are

brandishing

“Vote

Liberal”

signs in

a protest

against

the policy, which has split

the Labor party nationally

with Victoria locking

into pubs and clubs for at

least 20 years.

Federal Opposition

leader Bill Shorten also

backed away from Ms

White’s policy - telling

the Tasmanian media

Bank of us Chief Executive Paul Ranson.

that it was not an issue

for him, a position also

taken by Prime Minister

Malcolm Turnbull.

Both Mr Turnbull and

Mr Shorten have been in

Tasmania for the campaign

but it’s now up to

Mr Hodgman and Ms

White to run the gauntlet

of the often dangerous final

week of posturing.

Both leaders have let

their personal sides show

during the campaign.

The Premier has

picked up the guitar

with international rock

stars and little day care

kids and selfies at the

pub while Ms White has

showcased her one-yearold

daughter Mia, took

part in an arm wrestle

on one commercial radio

program and even

dressed up in racing silks

during the campaign.

It’s been a long but respectful

campaign and

every vote will count in

each of the five electorates

as the state decides

its future.

sending payments to

family, friends or businesses

faster, simpler

and smarter.

Bank of us Chief Executive

Officer Paul Ranson

said it was an historic

development.

“The introduction of

the NPP marks a momentous

change in the

way that payments can

be made,” he said.

“Customers will no

longer need to remember

difficult account numbers,

but only a PayID

like a mobile number,

email address or even an

ABN.”

Responsibility for election comment in this issue is taken by the editor

Becher Townshend, Suite 24, Fourth Floor, Galleria Building,

33 Salamanca Place Hobart Tas 7000.


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STATE ELECTION 2018 STATE ELECTION 2018

Policies and promises

Leader:

Rebecca White

Leader:

Will Hodgman

Health

• $560 million of additional spending on health to employ 500 new health

professionals and rebuild the hospital system

• Allocate $47.5 million to employ more health professionals to clear

bed block and ensure patients can go home when they are ready and be

connected with their community nurse and GP.

• A $75 million strategy to improve waiting times for outpatient appointments

and deliver extra elective surgery - fund an additional 15,000 outpatient

appointments and provide more timely access to elective surgery.

Education

• Labor will provide genuinely free public education by covering the cost of

fees for all Tasmanian public school students

• Employ an additional 300 teachers and specialist support staff and restore

pathway planners in our schools.

• Labor will restore the damage done to TasTAFE and stimulate future growth

by offering 3000 targeted scholarships.

• The $1000 scholarships will be used to fill key skills gaps, as identified by

Labor’s new Industry Advisory Councils.

Housing and transport

• $106 million affordable housing packing to build 900 new homes and help

12,800 Tasmanians with housing and rental affordability.

• The plan includes opening up Hobart’s Northern Suburbs Rail corridor,

rezoning it for residential and commercial use.

• Labor’s long term passenger transport strategy will increase investment

in passenger transport by $60 million over ten years and reduce our

dependence on the family car by offering commuters fast and efficient

passenger transport alternatives.

• We will create a new Passenger Transport Corporation with state-wide

responsibility for integration, co-ordination and contracting of mass transit

passenger services.

Energy

• Restoring Tasmania’s renewable energy advantage by investing in

infrastructure to put downward pressure on electricity prices.

• Labor will put control back in the hands of energy users by enabling the

development of distributed energy. We’d set a Distributed Energy Target to

increase on-site energy installations by more than 80 per cent from 120MW to

220MW by 2022.

Social Issues

• Labor will phase out poker machines from pubs and clubs by 2023 to

improve the health of communities.

• A $55 million transition package will help businesses and workers adjust to

the reform and create jobs by investing in the hospitality sector.

Delivering a stronger economy and more jobs

• Payroll tax cut to encourage Tasmanian business to employ more people.

• Incentives to attract mainland businesses to set up in regional Tasmania.

• A plan to support jobs for 4,500 new apprentices and trainees.

Investing in health, education and those in need

• Open an additional 298 hospital beds across the state, delivering better

healthcare.

• Employ an additional 250 teachers to provide a better education for our

children.

• At least 1,500 new affordable homes providing more housing for those in

need.

Keeping Tasmanians Safe

• 125 additional police statewide, making Tasmania even safe.

• Tough new laws to tackle the dangerous drug ICE.

• Minimum guaranteed jail time for serious criminals, to protect our children.

Act on the cost of living

• NEM exit – delinking our power prices from the National Electricity Market,

meaning lower electricity bills for Tasmanians.

• An immediate one year freeze on your water bill with no catch up – saving

you up to nearly $700 on your water bill over six years.

• A land tax holiday for newly built long term rental properties, easing the

rental squeeze.

Protect the Tasmanian way of life

• Stamp duty holiday for first home buyers less than $400,000 – helping more

Tasmanians buy their own home.

• Increased taxes on foreign purchases of residential and rural property, to

protect Tasmanians interests.

• Free entry to National Parks for Tasmanian seniors.

Building the infrastructure our State needs

• A massive program of investment into new roads, bridges, tourism, hospitals,

schools and other public infrastructure.

• Two new, next generation Spirit of Tasmania Vessels.

• A 50% increase in prison space, to keep criminals off the street.

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THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

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Engineering a better future

Michael

Bailey

TCCI Chief Executive

Vicki

Gardiner

GM, Engineers Australia, Tasmania

WHAT do we want Tasmania

to look like in 10

years … 20 years?

That’s the question

the TCCI and Engineers

Australia want the next

Government of Tasmania

to address.

We need the executive

government to look at the

next five to 10 years, outside

the election cycle,

and “design” the Tasmania

of the future … for at

least the next 20 years.

And that means we

need to plan our infrastructure

carefully, particularly

in a small state

like ours.

Infrastructure is a

multi-faceted word …

transport infrastructure

– roads and public transport

like bus and rail; education

infrastructure –

schools, universities and

TAFE campuses; energy

infrastructure – poles,

wires and generation:

hydro, wind and solar.

As we head to the polls

on March 3, Tasmanians

will be making up their

minds about election

promises by the Liberal

and Labor Parties.

But after the election,

what we need is the government,

whatever its

flavour, to outline an “Infrastructure

Plan”.

Engineers Australia

has been lobbying the

A chief engineer would ensure the state developed a long-term vision and plan for infrastructure

development, to align projects such as the University of Tasmania’s Inveresk campus.

Government, Labor and

Greens about the need

for a Chief Engineer,

a role which exists in

NSW and will soon exist

in Victoria.

We think this could

be a role to oversee the

plan, working with existing

entities such as Infrastructure

Tasmania (and

Infrastructure Australia),

as well as the Coordinator

General’s office and

the Department of State

Growth.

When we look around

the state and see the ongoing

development future

– Cradle Mountain

in the North-West, the

University of Tasmania’s

plans for Hobart, Launceston

and Burnie and

the various cranes in the

sky over the capital, it

makes sense to devise a

plan – and stick to it.

Engineers are critical

players in this future

as engineering innovation

is essential to transform

our economy and

to provide solutions to

decisions-makers about

practical problems and

challenges facing Tasmania.

Tasmania needs to establish

a clear cut project

assessment methodology

that is widely promulgated

and understood by everyone

putting forward

projects.

Infrastructure Australia

has this methodology,

which should include

benefit cost analyses.

We cannot accept that

in a small jurisdiction

this analysis is too complicated

– it is precisely

what we need where

funds are constrained.

We need to plan and

...after the

election,

we need the

government,

whatever its

flavour, to

outline an

“Infrastructure

Plan”

assess both public sector

and private sector infrastructure

projects, as

well find ways to leverage

public sector money

to encourage greater private

sector investment.

Put simply, the right

infrastructure delivered

in the right place at the

right time, and for the

right price, plays a key

role in improving economic

competitiveness

and productivity – and

creating jobs.

As we know, creating

jobs is the business of all

governments.

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Sweet deals for export assistance

Brett

Charlton

Agility Logistics

I HAVE recently been

meeting with some of our

exporting champions in

Tasmania – this in itself

is a privilege that I never

take lightly – we have

some incredible people

and diverse companies in

Tasmania that are exporting

to points all over the

globe.

That said, it has surprised

me that a number

of these companies have

not taken advantage of

the Tasmanian Freight

Equalisation Scheme for

exports.

If you export ex Tasmania

and cross that

stretch of water between

us and the big island and

then transship onto an international

vessel or an

international aircraft to

one of those points on

the globe, you can claim

money from the Federal

Government.

A lot of effort from a

lot of people went into

securing support for the

extension of the TFES

to cover export shipments

and while there

has been good take-up of

the scheme, all exporters

should be taking advantage

of this opportunity.

The Tasmanian Logistics

Committee has been

assisting Regional Development

Australia in a paper

that will be released

soon with case studies

that show how exporting

companies in Tasmania

have been able to continue

trading, expand on

export markets, research

and develop export markets,

invest in their business

and generally grow

their business with the

confidence of the TFES

scheme in place for exporting

cargoes.

If you are not claiming

TFES for your export

cargoes, please contact

me and I will put you

in touch with those who

can guide you on how to

access these funds – it is

not that hard and you are

entitled.

Speaking of export

champions, I was re-

cently invited to visit

a honey hive operation

in leatherwood country

near Tullah in the Western

Ranges of Tasmania.

I have been involved

in the export of honey

ex-Tasmania for more

than 25 years – the

growth of this industry

and the respect for

our honey on the world

stage is a story in itself

(for another day). But

I had never been to the

source or seen the process

of a bee hive in operation.

Let me tell you this

…. you have not lived

until you have sat in

a Tasmanian world

heritage forest and

drizzled fresh- fromthe-hive

leatherwood

honey over Tasmanian

blue vein cheese under

the shadow of the

350-year-old tree the

honey was made from.

Nor have you lived

unless you have stood

among 10 million

bees (I kid you not)

all hyped up on fresh

nectar and somewhat

cranky that their hard

work is being swiped

for us humans – it is

surreal.

Logistics from my

comfortable office chair

in an air-conditioned

second story office can

Worker humans

move hives in the

Western Ranges

while worker bees,

inset, produce

honey that is a

highly prized

Tasmanian export.

be a tough gig (pfft I

hear you say), but it

comes nowhere near lifting

20 tons of bee hives

in the middle of the forest

with everything trying

to sting you - they

got me three times, but

it was worth it.

Three cheers for our

honey exporters.

Now is right time to review WHS processes

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FOCUS ON BUSINESS

Beware of Chinese IP squatters

Sally

Chandler

Tradestart Adviser

OVER a casual dinner

with friends recently, I

learnt of a horrible experience

in China.

A company from

Queensland manufactures

a range of cosmetics

using an ingredient

sourced through their

long-term contact with

aboriginal people in the

Kimberley.

Wishing to grow their

business internationally,

they exhibited at

a trade show in Hong

Kong.

They had not registered

their trade mark

for China and China has

a “first-to-file” rule.

That means a business

has no rights to

their own trade mark

unless they register it in

China first, before anyone

else registers it.

AN article published by

HR Daily* states that

the Fair Work Commission

has been taking a

“very hard line” against

employers seeking legal

representation, putting

the onus on HR professionals

to argue their cases.

Historically, in 90 per

cent of cases brought

by employees, employers

received leave to be

represented by lawyers

or paid agents, but for

the past 18 months it

has been going the other

way, HWL Ebsworth

partner Brad Swebeck

told HR Daily.

So what does this

mean for employers on a

practical level?

Unlike the Supreme or

Magistrates Courts, the

Fair Work Commission

is designed for parties

to represent themselves

during proceedings.

So if you do wish to

have a lawyer or paid

agent represent you, then

the FWC will need to

be satisfied before they

grant permission for

them to appear.

This means that you

could have been instructing

a lawyer for some

time (and cost) only for

it to come to the day of

the conference or hearing

and the FWC refuses permission

for them to assist

you.

Section 596 of the Fair

Work Act 2009(2) sets

out the circumstances

in which the FWC may

The company followed-up

on the enquiries

they received at the

trade show after returning

home from Hong

Kong.

They identified a suitable

business they wanted

to appoint as a distributor

for certain regions of

China but when the time

came for product registration

in China prior to

market entry, their China

partner advised them their

trade mark had already

been registered by someone

else.

Unbeknown to the

company, some-one visiting

or passing by their

stand from China or even

cruising their exhibitor

profile on the trade show’s

website, had noticed the

unique ingredient in the

cosmetics and registered

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their trade mark in China.

The company retained

a lawyer and contact was

made with the person who

registered their trade mark

– a trade mark squatter –

who asked for $25,000 to

release the trade mark.

All that effort and all the

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Work representation

grant permission for a

party to be represented

by a lawyer or paid agent

which includes:

• complexity – would

it allow the matter to be

dealt with more efficiently?

• Fairness – can the

party represent themselves

effectively and

would it be unfair for

them not to be represented?

• Is one (or both) parties

from a non-English

speaking background or

has difficulty reading or

writing?

• If the party seeking

representation is the employer

– do they have

a specialist human resources

staff?

Having said this, there

are circumstances set out

in the legislation where

a party does not have to

ask permission for representation

by a lawyer or

paid agent.

Section 596 of the Fair

Work Act 2009(4) states

that this includes:

• when the lawyer or

paid agent is an employee

or officer of the person;

or

• where they are an

employee or officer of an

Beware of trademark squatters when you are showcasing

your wares in China.

organisation; or of

• an association of employers

or a peak council

or a bargaining representative.

In simple terms, this

means that unions are

generally exempt from

seeking permission, but

so are the Tasmanian

Chamber of Commerce

and Industry as we are a

peak employer not-forprofit

organisation.

If you are a member,

or seek TCCI representation

in matters in the

FWC you can rest assured

that we do not

have to seek permission

to represent you.

If you do have any

questions or need

advice in relation to

the above and with

all of you employment

related matters.

You can contact

the Helpline on

1300 765 123 or the

TCCI on 1300 59 122

or workplacerelations@tcci.com.au

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money they had already

spent to try and enter the

market and if they wanted

to go ahead and enter the

China market with their

own trade mark they felt

they had no option other

than to pay the money.

The only other option

was to change their name

and re-brand.

It is so important, if a

business is contemplating

the China market at

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any stage, that because of

the first-to-file rule, they

apply for a Chinese trade

mark registration as early

as possible.

Businesses can search

the Chinese trade marks

register to see if their identical

or a similar trade

mark has already been

registered by going to the

Chinese Trademark Office

website.

The office provides a

Consulting a

trade marks

attorney is

always a

very wise

choice when

considering

China

free online search tool at

http://wsjs.saic.gov.cn/ -

click the “English” link

at the upper right of the

page.

Be patient, as the website

can sometimes be

slow to respond or you

may need to try again later.

Click on the SISTM

search tool and choose the

“Selective Search” rather

than “Automatic Search”.

If no conflicting marks

are found, that is good, but

there is a delay of three to

six months between an

application being filed

and appearing in the database.

Additionally, the search

is not conclusive and it

is easy to miss relevant

marks, but it is a good

start.

If a conflicting registration

is found a business

has several options – if

they believe the mark has

not been used for three

years since registration,

they can file an action to

have the mark cancelled

for non-use.

If it is within the threemonth

opposition period

following acceptance, a

business can oppose the

application.

In both cases though,

it is very hard to succeed

in establishing grounds of

bad faith.

Consulting a trade

marks attorney is always

a very wise choice when

considering the China

market and indeed, any international

market.

The up-front cost gives

peace of mind and can

save a bundle of money...

For international

trade and

investment assistance

contact the

TCCI’s

TradeStart Adviser,

Sally Chandler, at

sally.chandler@tcci.

com.au or phone

1300 559 122.


8 Tasmanian Business Reporter - MARCH 2018

FOCUS ON BUSINESS

Starting on your director journey

ASPIRING directors

looking for a seat at the

board-table – whether it

be part-time alongside

their careers in management,

or those looking

to make the transition to

full-time director – face

competition from other

like-minded, ambitious

individuals, particularly

for very scarce, paid director

positions.

Not only is becoming

a non-executive director

an increasingly common

ambition, it is also a role

that is becoming increasingly

complex and demanding.

Today, in addition to

the regulatory demands

placed on organisations,

boards are expected to

bring leadership qualities

which enable and empower

business performance.

Boards are expected to

govern beyond compliance

and to govern for

performance.

Developing

your brand

While there is no single

model of a successful

director, a common characteristic

of successful

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is a strong individual

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Your individual director

brand is the whole

package: it is made up

of your skill set, your experience,

your strategic

networks, the quality of

your training and credentials,

your interests and

passions, and your values.

Developing a strong

director brand involves

taking a holistic approach

with your professional

development and

is key to landing a director

position.

Preparation

The difference between

the roles of executive

and non-executive

director.

A director is not a

manager and a board is

not a management team.

The role of a director

and the board is to offer

strategic direction for the

organisation and to hold

the organisation’s executive

to account.

The role of a director is

not “operational”. They

offer counsel and advice

to management and oversight

through monitoring

and evaluation.

The role of a director and the board is to offer strategic direction for an organisation.

What it means to find

the right fit.

Think about your experience,

your interests

and your values. Is there

an industry or a particular

organisation in which you

aspire to work? Or perhaps

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Finding a board position

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NEWS APPOINTMENTS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

Health management’s ‘Uber’

A NEW app that allows Tasmanians

to locate a practitioner, get a quote,

pay for their consultation and claim

their private health insurance benefit

using a new one-stop location

on your smartphone, is set to make

healthcare management easier and

improve health outcomes across the

state.

HICAPS Go provides patients

with a simple and transparent experience

which gives them more visibility

of their out of pocket expenses

before they see their healthcare

practitioner and facilitates a completely

digital process to pay their

bill.

NAB General Manager of Health

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mades it easier for patients to locate,

book and manage a health

practitioner appointment.

“We have re-imagined this experience

for the digital age and built

an Uber equivalent for Australia’s

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improve the trust between them,

their practitioner and their health

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employers on how to take specific

steps that will positively affect their

bottom line and help attract and retain

the best staff.

IML’s Leadership Outlook series

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CEO Mat Rowell will address

the Hobart

event at Hadley’s

Hotel on

March 1.

“Attention

must be paid

by managers

and leaders to

mental health

in the workplace.

“No harm

will come from asking someone if

they are okay,” Mr Rowell, pictured,

said.

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St.LukesHealth, Tasmania’s largest

not-for-profit health fund, will be

one of the first to adopt the HICAPS

Go platform in Tasmania.

St.LukesHealth CEO Paul Lupo

said HICAPS Go provided consumers

a simpler and easier way to find

providers, to manage their healthcare

and greatly improve their experience.

“Through simplifying healthcare

management and improving communications

with members, we hope

HICAPS Go will encourage more

people to visit a healthcare professional

sooner rather than later and

provide them with greater affordability

and control of their health

care costs to deliver peace of mind,”

Mr Lupo said.

“This preventative approach will

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Burnie

boost

THE Burnie City Council has welcomed

the Hermal Group’s investment

of $190m to establish Australia’s

largest plantation hardwood

mill at Burnie.

Mayor Alvwyn Boyd said the announcement

demonstrated confidence

in the local economy and was

great news for the long-term sustainability

and growth of the plantation

forest industry in Tasmania.

“The announcement of 200 timber

industry jobs along with the many

construction jobs associated with a

$190 million mill development, will

Call out for iAwards

NOMINATIONS are

open for Tasmania’s

premier information,

communications and

technology awards to be

held on June 1.

Celebrating 25 years

of innovation, the

iAwards are the best-recognised

technology and

innovation awards program

in Australia.

Tasmanian winners

go on to compete on the

national and even international

stage.

The iAwards have

unearthed, recognised

and rewarded excellence

in Australian innovation

that is making

a difference and has

the potential to create

positive change for the

community – whether at

ultimately improve our members

long-term health outcomes, assist

them to navigate the health care system

and demonstrate the real value

proposition of health insurance for

our Tasmanian members.

“We are also excited that our customers

will be able to, in real time,

see how much they will be out-ofpocket

with their private health benefits

prior to a visit to a health practitioner.

“Our members will have greater

transparency around their benefit

levels and how much can be claimed

on services,” he said..

Kellie Wilkie from Bodysystem

PHYSIO said the new digital extension

of HICAPS would vastly improve

transparency for customers.

“The added transparency and visibility

on the cost and out of pocket

expense right up front in the process

is hugely beneficial for customers,”

Ms Wilkie said.

“As a practitioner, it also means I

get to spend more time with my patients

and less time on administrational

needs because HICAPS Go

does all the processing digitally.”

HICAPS Go currently has more

than 67 practitioners on board the

platform in Tasmania with another

450 joining soon with a focus

on physiotherapists, chiropractors,

myotherapists and osteopaths.

be a massive lift to the Burnie region,”

Ald Boyd said.

“The development will further establish

Burnie as a place to do business

following LION consolidating

its cheese processing at The Heritage

facility in 2015, the Elphinstone

Group expansion over recent years

and the growth in the Burnie Port.”

Community

Grants

NOT-for-profit groups supporting

Tasmanian communities are being

invited to seek a helping hand.

Applications are now open for the

second annual round of Hydro Tasmania’s

Community Grant Program.

At least six grants of up to $5,000

are available for non-profit organisations.

Applications close at 5pm on

March 31.

home, in the office and

on a global scale.

Submissions are accepted

from innovators

across Australia – individuals,

groups, government

or private organisations

or students.

TasICT CEO Dean

Winter said the awards

were the ultimate recognition

for excellence in

ICT and innovation in

Tasmania.

“More than 300 influential

people from government,

ICT and industry

will hear about some

of the great successes

in Tasmanian technology

and innovation,” Mr

Winter said.

For more details visit

www.iawards.com.

APPOINTMENTS

New boss at

Southern Cross

Austereo

ALLY Bradley has been appointed

and started in the role of Southern

Cross Austereo’s General Manager

for Tasmania.

Ms Bradley, pictured above, will

manage the day-to-day operations

of SCA’s Tasmanian assets including

Tasmania’s number one TV network

Southern Cross Television and

also leading Hobart radio stations,

107.3 Triple M and Hit 100.9.

Ms Bradley started working with

SCA in Albury in 2000, with stints

in SA and regional Victoria and has

performed a number of roles including

Account Manager, Sales Manager

and General Manager.

She moved to Hobart in early

2015.

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APPOINTMENTS to the restructured

WorkCover Tasmania Board

have been finalised.

Dr Robert Walters will continue

his position on the Board, having

been its medical director since

1997.

New board appointees (appointed

for three years) include:

• Graham Wood, a partner in

legal firm Wallace Wilkinson and

Webster.

• Insurance industry professional

Sofia Mavratzas.

• Unions Tasmania secretary Jessica

Munday.

• Wesfarmers Tasmanian worker’s

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Buchanan.

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Secretary of the Department of

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Tasmanian Business Reporter - MARCH 2018 11

EVENTS NEWS

LEFT:

Craig McKinlay,

left, Oliver

Cousland and

Chris Warr

from Aurora

Energy.

RIGHT: Mark

Wojcik of

Commonwealth

Bank, Katrena

Stephenson of

the Local

Government

Association

of Tasmania

and Josef de

Vries from the

Commonwealth

Bank.

EVENT:

Committee for Economic

Development of Australia

2018 Economic and Political

Overview

LOCATION:

Derwent Room, Wrest Point

Casino, Hobart

DATE:

Monday, February 19, 2018

ABOVE: Craig Webb of Jacobs, left, and Gary Baird of

John Holland.

ABOVE: Donald Challen of MAIB, left,

Mark Kelleher of the Antarctic Climate

& Ecosystems Cooperative Research

Centre and Melinda Percival of Aurora

Energy.

LEFT:

Heath Woolley of

TasWater, left, and

Mark Trusselle and

Matt Daley of GHD.

ABOVE: Greg Hanigan, left, and Lisa Free of Tasplan Super.

LEFT: Dan O’Brien of Incolink,

left, Nick Silcox of

Hutchinson Builders and

Chris Gard of Incolink.

RIGHT:Anita Dahlenburg,

left and Elizabeth Lovett of

Deloitte and Kath McCann,

of the Federal Group.


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D

D

TPIT

D

D

D

8,782 m 2

D

D

D

D

D

D

2,706 m 2

D

B

D

D

D

OCP

D

D

B

D

D

D

D

A

D

D

D

B

D

B

B

D

SEWMH

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

TPIT

B

B

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

TPIT

B

D

C

D

D SEWMH

D

2,713 m 2

D

D

D

B

D

SEP

ROADS

D

230 m 2

D

B

D

D

B

D

D

SEWMH

BELL BAY RAILWAY LINE

D

D

D

D D

25m Main Entry Boulevarde

D

D

D

D

FP HWALL

D

D

D

FP D SV

D

C

D

18m General Road

D

D

D

D

D

D

B

D

D

D

15m Calmed Road

D

D

D

D

D

D

11.5m Park Edge Road

D

A OCP

D

D

6m Rear Lane Access

A OCP

2,731 m 2

D

D

D

153 m

D

USES

2

D

D

D

D

SEWMH

D

D

Medium Density

D

D

D

D

D

Town House

D

D

D

B

D

D

D

B

General residential

1,371 m2

D

B

D

B

SEWMH

A

D

OCPDIST

B

D

B

Hillside large lots

D

OCP

A

B D

D

D

B

D SEP

D

D

D

D

D

TPIT

D

D

D

OCP

D

A

B

B

D

Aged Residential

D

D

1,371 m

TPIT

2

B

B

D

TPIT D

B

D SEWMH

C

D

D

B

SEP

B

D

B

D

D

D

D

D

D

FP HWALL

Open Space/Reserve

D

D

1,371 m

FP

2

D SV

C

D

D

D

B

D

D

REVISION

D D

D

D

C

SIDE

ENTRY

PIT

D

D

D

D

DATE

D

D

D

D

D

D

100

D

DESCRIPTION

D

C

24,629 m 2

D

D

D

D

D

D

D D

D

D

D

D

30

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

C

D

D

BY

D

DDD

COUNCIL STOP VALVES

D

AND AIR VALVES

GRAVEL TRACK/RAIL ACCESS

(ABANDONED RAILWAY)

10

D

90

D

D

D

C

D

D

60

ESK WATER

RESERVOIR SITE

40

D

D

80

D

9,801 m 2

D

4,890 m 2

6,787 m 2

REVISION DATE DESCRIPTION

BY

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

50

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D VALVE PITS

D

D

D C D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

2,619 m 2

2,160 m 2

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

2,589 m 2

D

D

D

D

D

70

60

40

D

D

D

D

D

D

50

D

D

878 m2

D

120

D

D

80

D

D

2,585 m 2

OVERHEAD

POWERLINES

D

D

75Ø SCOUR VALVE

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

1 0

D

D

70

30

D

D

D

19,454 m2

D

D

6,795 m 2

D

GRAVEL TRACK/RAIL ACCE S

(ABANDONED RAILWAY)

10

D

D

90

D

SEWER LINE

D

60

SEWER LINE

40

D

D

75Ø DOUBLE AIR VALVE

D

24 m 2

80

D

D

D

22,689 m 2

D

D

50

D

D

D

D

D

6,453 m 2

D

60

GRAVEL TRACK/RAIL ACCESS

(ABANDONED RAILWAY)

D

D

D

14,288 m 2

70

60

40

D

50

D

D

120

OPEN DRAIN

POST & WIRE FENCE

OPEN DRAIN

POST & WIRE FENCE

70

876 m 2

D

D

D

STOCK DAM

112 m 2

D

D

D

D

D

D

10

D

D

6,308 m 2

WATER METER

D

D

D

D

80

70

130

256 m 2

60

GRAVEL TRACK/RAIL A CESS

(ABANDONED RAILWAY)

D

D

D

1 0

D

D

D

110

D

2,223 m 2

80

70

D

130

D

100

D

D

D

70

70

OPEN DRAIN

D

D

70

D

5,835 m 2

80

D

54,976 m 2

273 m 2

90

D

D

D

D

70

287 m2

SMARTGROWTH PTY LTD

A R C H I T E C T S + U R B A N D E S I G N E R S

D

80

130

OPEN DRAIN

140

D

70

6,482 m 2

D

D

90

120

10, 0

D

D

287 m2

80

PO BOX 95 SANDY BAY 0407704407 george@smartgrowth.com.au

D

D

C

130

D

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140

D

90

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70

120

110

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10, 0

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1 0

D

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80

D

12,066 m 2

D

D

75Ø SCOUR VALVE

D

D

D

D

D

D

OPEN DRAIN

D

D

D

PROJECT

Rocherlea Master Plan

Rocherlea-LAUNCESTON

ARCHITECT

STRUCTURAL

MECHANICAL

ELECTRICAL

HYDRAULIC

LANDSCAPE

SURVEYORS

D

D

D

90

-

-

-

-

-

30,890 m 2

D

D

D

D

D

1,222 m 2

D

D

OPEN DRAIN

D

D

D

D

D

D

5,191 m 2

D

D

D

110

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

1,371 m2

1,371 m 2

1,371 m 2

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

CLIENT

D

100

D

D

75Ø DOUBLE AIR VALVE

D

D

D

D

The Grange (Launceston) Pty Ltd

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

D

DRAWING TITLE

Master Plan Parcels

SCALE

1:5000 @A1

JOB

7007

D

D

D

D

D

DATE

4/7/07

DRAWING

MP-01

D

DRAWING STATUS

DRAFT-For Approval

DRAWN

RM

CHECKED

AS INDICATED

REVISION

A

A1 SHEET

PROPERTY MATTERS

Tasmanian Business Reporter - MARCH 2018 12

Hobart’s good days at the office

Scott Newton

Property Matters with

Knight Frank

Knight Frank Hobart’s office sales and

leasing specialists, Hayden Peck and

Richard Steedman, give an update on the

Hobart office sector in this month’s article

THE recent release of the

Property Council of Australia’s

Office Market Report

2018 indicates that Hobart

has remained the third strongest

office market in the

country.

According to the report,

Hobart’s CBD office market

has a vacancy rate of 8.1%,

which is significantly stronger

than the national average

of 9.6%.

The financial centres of

Sydney (4.6%) and Melbourne

(4.6%) continue to

lead the way while the slowdown

in mining activity continues

to hit the resource dependent

markets of Brisbane

(16.2%), Perth (19.8%) and

Darwin (21.6%).

Hobart’s “A” grade sector

makes up about half of the

stock and continues to be the

strongest sector with a vacancy

rate of only 6.9%, while

“B” grade is 10.7%, “C”

grade is 9.8% and “D” grade

is 7.4%.

Hobart’s CBD office market

is dominated by the State

and Commonwealth Governments

which occupy about

two thirds of the office stock,

predominately in the “A”

grade sector.

Recent years have seen

many tenants make a flight

for quality, moving into higher

quality buildings with larger,

more efficient floor plans

and upgraded building services.

This move has seen a general

softening in demand for

lower grade/quality buildings

and has resulted in a number

of these older buildings being

renovated to a higher standard

in a bid to attract new

tenants.

In recent years, Hobart’s

office stock level has remained

relatively static with

supply additions (ie new

buildings) being offset by

stock withdrawals.

As a result of the growth of

other property sectors, in particular

hospitality, we have

seen a number of lower grade

The development of Parliament Square is under way.

office buildings converted

to alternative uses or demolished

for redevelopment.

This has assisted in keeping

the vacancy rate down,

and in effect represents a replenishing

of the office market

stock.

Historically, new supply

has been demand driven,

with new office accommodation

primarily resulting from

pre-commitment by major

tenants with very little speculative

development.

Given the relatively high

cost of commercial construction

in Tasmania, economic

rentals in excess of current

market levels are generally

required to justify development,

hence future office

development is unlikely to

occur without substantial

pre-commitments.

This provides existing

buildings with a competitive

advantage and assists in

maintaining a low vacancy

rate.

During 2017, Stage 1 of the

Parliament Square redevelopment

was completed.

This building is occupied

by the State Government

with a lettable area of about

16,275sqm.

On completion of Stage 2,

the development will comprise

a mixture of office, hotel,

cafe/restaurant, and car

parking uses as well as significant

public open spaces

and is hoped to improve the

link between Hobart’s CBD

and the Sullivans Cove/Salamanca

historic waterfront

precinct.

With the demolition of 10

Murray Street under way

and the recent sale of 80

Elizabeth Street, 147 Macquarie

Street, and 2-6 Collins

Street, which are to

be converted to alternative

uses, the net gain to the office

stock is relatively limited,

softening the buildings’

impact on Hobart’s office

market.

The level of office vacancies

can generally be seen

as a proxy for white collar

employment, and with renewed

economic confidence

in Tasmania, this is having a

positive impact on Hobart’s

office property market.

PROPERTY VIEW

MARCH 2018

IMPORTANT NOTES:

For sale by Expression of Interest

STUNNING OPPORTUNITY

2 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point

With amazing water views, parking, excellent

income and future development potential (SCTA),

it’s not often that properties of this calibre become

available.

• Three-level commercial building

• Gross building area: 966sqm (approx)

• Land area: 820sqm (approx)

• Car parking: 15 (approx)

• WALE: 2 years (approx)

• Current Gross Income: $222,684 plus GST (approx)

• Zoned ‘Inner Residential’

Hayden Peck 0412 766 395

Richard Steedman 0408 559 046

View at KnightFrank.com.au/4095709

For sale by Expression of Interest

AWARD-WINNING OFFERING

88 & 88A George Street, Launceston

Arguably Launceston’s most recognised piece of

commercial real estate with ‘Pierres’ continuing

to occupy the site, following the meticulous

refurbishment undertaken by the owners.

• Two strata titled properties (available individually

or combined).

• 88 George St: restaurant (fully leased).

• 88A George Street: retail shop and FF

two-bedroom apartment (vacant possession).

• Prominent location in George Street, steeped

in history.

• Access to council-owned car park and

Brisbane Arcade courtyard dining.

Rob Dixon 0408 134 025

View at KnightFrank.com.au/4092908

RESERVOIR ROAD

PALING FENCING PALING FENCING

27,923 m 2 18,900 m 2

3,788 m 2

6,547 m 2

18,596 m 2 6,485 m 2

6,376 m 2 263 m 2

250 m 2

4,551 m 2

3,598 m 2

17,116 m 2 5,301 m 2

3,112 m 2 8,829 m 2 1,377 m 2

3,002 m 2

3,928 m 2

2,220 m 2

3,024 m 2 12,995 m 2 2,132 m 2 7,469 m 2

7,286 m 2

719 m 2

765 m 2

2,345 m 2

6,180 m 2 3,721 m 2

1,272 m 2

4,905 m 2 21,131 m 2

791 m 2

18,041 m 2 336 m 2 1,993 m 2

6,519 m 2

619 m 2

1,760 m 2 8,768 m 2

174 m2

2,403 m 2

10,404 m 2 8,472 m

507 m

ROADS

2

2

25m Main Entry Boulevarde

5,501 m 2

3,788 m 2

1,822 m 2 4,390 m 2

4,402 m 2

447 m 18m General Road

2

3,759 m 2

13,080 m 2

6,547 m 2 3,687 m 2

27,923 m 2 15m Calmed Road

1,257 m2

680 m 2

6,658 m 2

18,596 m 2 6,485 m 2 263 m 2

250 m

11.5m Park Edge Road

2

3,598 m 2

5,481 m 2

2,159 m 2

1,562 m 6m Rear Lane Access

2

17,116 5,301 m m2 2

3,112 m 2 1,377 m

4,782 m 2 2

3,928 m2 2,220 m 2

2,941 m 2 9,520 m

3,024 m 2 12,995 m

USES

2

2

18,900 m 2

1,345 m 2 2,132 m 2

8,114 m 2 7,469 m Medium Density

2

1,371 m 2

7,286 m 2

55,574 m 2

719 m 2

765 m 2

2,345 m

Town House

2

1,371 m 2

6,180 m 2

12,158 m 2 1,272 m 2 4,905 m 2 21,131 m

General residential

2

18,041 m 2 1,993 m Hillside large lots

2

1,371 m 2

6,519 m 2

619 m 2

1,760 m Aged Residential

2

8,768 m 2

2,403 m 2

10,404 m 2 8,472 m 2

109 m 2 5,501 m Open Space/Reserve

2

447 m 2

13,080 m

11,313 m 2 2

6,658 m 2

1,562 m 2 4,782 m 2 9,520 m 2

8,114 m 2 1,371 m 2

55,574 m 2

1,371 m 2

12,158 m 2

POST & WIRE FENCE

MEADOWBANK ROAD

OVERHEAD

POWERLINES

COUNCIL WATER MAIN

COUNCIL WATER MAIN

For sale by Expression of Interest

ENGLOBO LAND

Lot 1, Parklands Parade, Newnham

• The offering comprises the major component

of ‘The Green Specific Area Plan (TGSAP), an

award winning Urban Planning framework that

has been recognised nationally and locally.

• Adjoins four existing Northern Launceston

suburbs and is ready to meet Northern

Tasmania’s ‘Affordable Housing’ requirements.

• Currently zoned ‘General Residential’ under the

Launceston Interim Planning Scheme (2015).

• Part of Stage 1 of the Plan has been completed.

• Land Area: 77.297 hectares (approx).

Rob Dixon 0408 134 025

David Webster 0419 516 629

View at KnightFrank.com.au/4063436

For sale by Expression of Interest

5 Victoria Street, Hobart 41 York Street, Launceston Shop 8, 48-54 Oldaker Street, Devonport

P: 03 6220 6999 P: 03 6333 7888 P: 03 6424 3568

COUNCIL WATER MAIN

SEWER LINE

VARIOUS FENCING

VARIOUS FENCING

SEWER LINE

DRAINAGE LINE

TREE LINE / BOUNDARY WITH MOWBRAY GOLF COURSE

MEADOWBANK ROAD

COUNCIL WATER MAIN

RESERVOI ROAD

PALING FENCING PALING FENCING

POST & WIRE FENCE

4,402 m 2 3,687 m 2

COUNCIL WATER MAIN

POST & WIRE FENCE

1,257 m 2 3,759 m 2 5,481 m 2

2,941 m 2 680 m 2

COUNCIL WATER MAIN

VARIOUS FENCING

VARIOUS FENCING

DRAINAGE LINE

TR E LINE / BOUNDARY WITH MOWBRAY GOLF COURSE

BLUE CHIP

OPEN DRAIN

OPEN DRAIN

POST & WIRE FENCE

POST & WIRE REMAINS

ESK WATER LINE

POST & WIRE FENCE

POST & WIRE REMAINS

4,390 m 2 507 m 2

ESK WATER LINE

POST & WIRE FENCE

174 m2

1,822 m 2

2,159 m 2

1,345 m 2

109 m 2 11,313 m 2

OPEN DRAIN

POST & WIRE FENCE

POST & WIRE FENCE

3,721 m 2 1,371 m 2

SMARTGROWTH PTY LTD

A R C H I T E C T S + U R B A N D E S I G N E R S

OPEN DRAIN

POST & WIRE FENCE

PO BOX 95 SANDY BAY 0407704407 george@smartgrowth.com.au

POST & WIRE FENCE

POST & WIRE FENCE

POST & WIRE FENCE

OPEN DRAIN

PROJECT

ARCHITECT

STRUCTURAL

MECHANICAL

ELECTRICAL

HYDRAULIC

LANDSCAPE

SURVEYORS

10 YEAR LEASE CLIENT TO DRAWING MULTINATIONAL

TITLE

DRAWING STATUS

Rocherlea Master Plan

Rocherlea-LAUNCESTON

The Grange (Launceston) Pty Ltd

Master Plan Parcels

59 Crooked Billet Drive, Brighton

-

SCALE

1:5000 @A1

-

-

JOB

DRAWING

REVISION

-

• - 10 year lease from 17007

April MP-01 2017 with A

2 x 5 year options

• Blue chip tenant, Stramit Corporation Pty Ltd,

in occupancy since 2007

• Extensive hardstand and low site coverage

may suit further development (STCA)

• Located in well established industrial area,

adjacent to the intermodal Brighton Transport Hub

• Land area: 2.25ha*; Warehouse: 4,000sqm*;

office and amenities: 316sqm*

• Attractive depreciation benefits

• Net rent: $445,016 pa*

(*approx)

Ian Reed 0419 670 501

Scott Newton 0409 186 261

View at KnightFrank.com.au/4095644

DATE

4/7/07

DRAWN

RM

DRAFT-For Approval

A1 SHEET

CHECKED

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