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Michael Bailey, CEO
Business stands ready to
support COVID recovery
HIS year’s Budget was undoubtedly one of the should be looking to make it easier to re-skill employees
toughest any Tasmanian Government has had to who want to work in a different industry or who have lost
their job because of COVID. We should also be using this
opportunity to create a skilled workforce to support the
The Government has done a fantastic job
stimulus measures outlined in the budget.
managing the public health crisis caused by COVID. Now
Investing in infrastructure is also another major
the task ahead is to stay true to their word and do the same
opportunity. The Government must ensure that there is
for Tasmania’s business community and pave the way for
a steady pipeline of residential,
not only recovery, but sustained
commercial and civil projects
to keep our builders busy right
Prior to the Budget, the
around the state. We know that
Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce
infrastructure projects, from minor
and Industry launched a bold
maintenance to major construction
plan for an economic “Road to
is one of the best ways to support
Recovery” in Tasmania.
and stimulate the economy.
The plan was developed in
The business community
consultation with the broader
stands ready to work with the
business community and its
Government to deliver on each
key focus areas of supporting
of these areas. We need to work
businesses to stay open, investing
in people and investing in
A skilled workforce supports business. together to rebuild confidence in
our business sector and to make
infrastructure still ring true.
When it comes to supporting businesses to stay open, our sure we keep up the positive economic momentum that had
feedback is clear – government needs to reduce input costs, been building up prior to the COVID outbreak in Australia.
It’s not going to be easy, but if we work together,
like power costs, they need to ease existing restrictions and
Tasmania’s many natural advantages position us well to
they need to cut payroll tax.
We need to invest in people to ensure we have a wellLet’s make it happen.
trained, skilled workforce that can support business. We
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6 TASMANIAN BUSINESS REPORTER, November 2020