Media Releases 2018

Macquarie Point Masterplan
The TCCI today welcomed the new Macquarie Point Masterplan – which includes provision for residential development. Read more


Energy Roadshow Success
The TCCI stated today a second interconnector between Tasmania and mainland Australia was one of the key points of the successful Energy Roadshow over the past two days. Read More


New Small Business Minister
The TCCI today welcomed the appointment of the new Federal Small Business Minister in the Morrison Liberal Government. Read More

Local Government Reform
The TCCI Board has been discussing the need for Local Government Reform for several months. This has included calls for reform of our State Parliament and restoration to 35 seats. Local Government reform paper

Braddon Report Card
The TCCI and North-West Chambers of Commerce today released the results of the Braddon Report Card. Read more

Vote for Small Business
After many weeks of planning, the TCCI, in partnership with the Devonport, Central Coast and Burnie Chambers of Commerce, launched the “Vote for Small Business” campaign in Braddon. Read more

Lord Mayor Not Speaking for his Community
The TCCI today called on Hobart Lord Mayor Ron Christie to resign.
TCCI CEO Michael Bailey said he listened to Mr Christie in an ABC Breakfast News report saying that Hobart did not want any more tourists.Read more

Budget Good for Business
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry stated today that the Hodgman Liberal Government budget was good for Tasmanian business. Read more

Burnie port and wages cap on budget wishlist
I am waving my business and industry magic wand ahead of next week’s State Budget.
And my first wish is a major upgrade of TasPorts infrastructure at the Port of Burnie.
We have to focus on the best freight pathway for all of Tasmanian business — and Burnie is where it’s at. Read more

Severe Weather Work Issues
TCCI CEO Michael Bailey today urged all employers and employees to work together with regard to ongoing severe weather conditions in Tasmania. Read more

Federal Budget 2018
The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry tonight heralded the Federal Budget as being a great one for Tasmania. Read more

Chamber Welcomes Government Gas Announcement
The TCCI today welcomed the announcement that Hydro Tasmania and the Tasmanian Gas Pipeline have accepted the arbitration outcome. Read more

The TCCI welcomes Government TasWater stake
The TCCI today welcomed the announcement the State Government will take a partial stake in TasWater. Read more

WHS in Tasmania
The most important reasons for workplace safety are people getting home safely, just like the advertisements portray. Read more

Fair Work
The TCCI today accused the Fair Work Ombudsman of “headline grabbing” with its investigation of businesses on Tasmania’s East Coast. Read more

MBT & TCCI Oppose Moves to Introduce Industrial Manslaughter
The Master Builders Tasmania and Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today jointly expressed opposition to introducing industrial manslaughter laws into Tasmania. Read more

Op-Ed - Examiner
Almost every day, I am asked … what can we do to make things easier for business in Tasmania?
The reasons for this are varied and complex, but the simple truths are that if we can make day to day business dealings easier, more business – large and small – will make more money and employ more people with those profits. Read more

Advocate Exclusive – Op-Ed
The North West is increasingly becoming the State’s economic powerhouse, arguably eclipsing the Launceston/North East region as Tasmania’s “business capital”. Read more

Talking Point - Minority Government
It’s time for Tasmania’s major parties – Liberal and Labor – to grow up.
I for one, along with many of my business colleagues and personal friends, am sick of their posturing about the possibility of minority government in Tasmania. Read more

TCCI welcomes new apprenticeship policy
The TCCI today welcomed the Liberal Government’s new apprenticeship policy.
TCCI CEO Michael Bailey said the Chamber had advocated for this policy when it was first mooted. Read more