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Tasmanian Business Reporter March 2018

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.

Tasmanian Business Reporter March

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. 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!

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