Media Releases 2017

TCCI congratulates Government on reshuffle
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates the Government on today’s reshuffle. ‘The new-look Government will strengthen Tasmania and provide a formidable base to lead us into the future,’ said TCCI CEO Michael Bailey. Read more

Book now for the Business Hall of Fame Awards Gala Dinner

Celebrate Tasmania's rich and exciting history at the Busines Hall of Fame Gala Dinner on Friday October 13 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart. Tasmanian historian and author Dr Nic Haygarth will weave the story of the winners and their achievements. What better way to honour Tasmania's future than to respect its past. Read more

Nominations now open for Tasmania’s Business Hall of Fame Awards
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today launched its latest initiative: the Tasmanian Business Hall of Fame Awards. This year’s event will focus on historical achievements; including the long-forgotten stories of businesses and business people that helped shape our state. Read more

TCCI commends State Government on Fuel Price Board Code of Conduct 
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomed the tabling of the Code of Practice for Fuel Boards in State Parliament today. Read more

Positive view of Tasmanian Economy – not so for Australian economy
The latest Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry showed business has a strong positive view of the Tasmanian economy, but were far more circumspect about the national economy. Read more

National Wage Case decision out of step with regions
The Fair Work Commission today increased the minimum wage by 3.3%. In its decision, the Commission highlighted the growing confidence in the Australian economy and stable inflation. Read more

State Budget Briefing Presentations
Treasurer Peter Gutwein MP presentated the 2017-2018 State Budget to packed events around the State on Friday 26 May 2017. Click here to download the presentations.

Jobs Action Package provides assurance for regional Tasmania
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to be supporting businesses as part of the Jobs Action Package. Read more

TCCI and Unions Tasmania express concern at WorkCover Board changes
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Unions Tasmania have together expressed concern at the Hodgman Government’s Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Amendment Bill 2016 that seeks to change the composition of the WorkCover Board. Read more.

TCCI challenges all businesses to donate their coffee money to Tour de Cure
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has today challenged all its members to donate what they would spend on coffees, teas, chai lattes or hot chocolates to the Tour de Cure. Read more

TasWater Take-over
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports the move by the state government to take-over TasWater and to make it into a Government Business Enterprise. Read more

TCCI welcomes penalty rate cut
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the decision handed down today by the Fair Work Commission to reduce Sunday penalty rates for full-time and part-time workers. Read more

Business Issues Survey
What do you need? What is your issue?
One of the most important things that we do at the TCCI is advocate on your behalf to all levels of government. Your voice is the key to making sure that our policy and advocacy efforts are valuable and effective. Read more

Launceston Cup Day - Is it a public holiday?
Launceston Cup day always causes much confusion each year as to whether it is regarded as a public holiday or not. Read more

Outlook for Tasmanian economy positive
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today released the findings from the Q4 2016 Tasmanian Survey of Business Expectations (TSBE). Results show a more positive attitude to the Tasmanian economy for the December quarter of 2016, with all regions showing positive signals. Read more

If you pay incorrect pay rates – you will be caught
Several recent decisions from the Fair Work Ombudsman have sent a clear message, and this is a message that the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have been making for some time. Read more