Media Releases 2017

Time to Consolidate Mismatched Public Holidays
The TCCI has called for the end of mismatched Show Holidays and introduction of two new Statewide public holidays. Read more

Labor's EGM Policy
The TCCI has questioned the Labor Party’s major State election policy on electronic gaming machines. Read more

Saul says: Sell the farm
The TCCI Tasmania Report, authored by one of Australia’s leading economists Saul Eslake, recommends selling or leasing one or more of the State’s GBEs or State Owned Companies. Read more

TCCI Welcomes High School Commitment
The TCCI today welcomed the Hodgman Liberal Government election commitment to extend all high schools to Year 12 by 2022. Read more
TCCI Welcomes Edith Creek Sale
The TCCI has welcomed the sale of the former Murray Goulburn dairy at Edith Creek to Dutch Mill (Australia). “The Edith Creek factory is a key asset for both the Circular Head community and the entire Tasmanian dairy industry,” TCCI CEO Michael Bailey said. Read more

Chamber seeks TasWater meeting
The TCCI will seek a meeting with TasWater to discuss the future of water and sewage in Tasmania following the Legislative Council vote yesterday. Read more 

Launch of TCCI Tasmania Report roadshow
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, together with event partners Bank of us, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Federal Group, Southern Cross Television and TasCOSS, are pleased to launch the 2017 Tasmania Report roadshow events. Read more

TCCI initiatives help drive up Sensis Business Index
Business confidence is up again – thanks to the Tasmanian Government policies based around training schemes and small business management programs, many initiated by the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Read more

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