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Tasmanian Wholesale Energy Market Needs a Spark of Inspiration

Today the TSBC has launched a twelve month investigation into Tasmania’s Wholesale Electricity Market structure and have found it to have the capacity to be problematic in the coming years. TSBC Executive Office Robert Mallett said that ’the situation has come about as a result of our island geography, a successful dominant and environmentally sustainable [...]

2018-08-06T15:40:33+00:00February 3rd, 2018|

Basslink secrecy hampers effective energy security

‘Scrutiny of the Tasmanian Energy Security Taskforce’s (TEST) Interim Report highlights the fragility of Tasmania’s energy resource capacity with the ongoing reticence of Basslink to provide the TEST with the information it needs to accurately assess Basslink’s ongoing reliability. ‘The inability to establish as robustly as we would have hoped does nothing to provide comfort [...]

2018-08-06T15:40:33+00:00February 8th, 2017|

TSBC charged up over electricity cross subsidies

Upon the release today of the latest report into the Tasmanian energy market highlighting that Tasmanian small businesses subsidise all other Tasmanian energy users by up to $10 million dollars, CEO Robert Mallett today declared that ‘enough was enough’. The Tasmanian Small Business Council (TSBC) has been concerned for some time that Tasmanian small business [...]

2018-08-06T15:40:33+00:00November 16th, 2016|

Report finds Tasmanian Gas Market at significant risk of failure

TSBC Report Tasmanian Gas Market August 2016  Tasmania's gas market is a wasted resource and at significant risk of failure without comprehensive reform to make it more competitive and attractive to the small business sector. This is a key finding of the first comprehensive analysis of Tasmania's 13-year old gas industry prepared by the state's [...]

2016-08-22T06:29:18+00:00August 22nd, 2016|

Small Business Given Recognition in Budget

Hobart 26 May 2016 'Today's Tasmanian budget gives modest recognition for the small business sector and its value to the long term sustainability of our economy', said Robert Mallett, Executive Officer of the TSBC. 'The plan to achieve a surplus, grow infrastructure, save where possible and provide incentives for investment are all provided for in [...]

2016-05-27T00:00:27+00:00May 26th, 2016|

Service Matters – Irrespective of your ability

A partnership between the Tasmanian Small Business Council (TSBC) and Speak Out Association (a Tasmanian advocacy group dedicated to supporting the needs of intellectually disabled adults) has led to the development of a resource (Service Matters) to be used by small and medium businesses and remind them of some truths when dealing with people with [...]

2018-08-06T15:40:33+00:00April 22nd, 2016|

Penalty rates; and the biggest loser is…

Anachronistic and out dated workplace laws are slowly but surely dragging Australia to a point where people can’t get work and those with the capacity to employ will do so sparingly, reticently and with misgivings. The hoary old chestnut, which is maintaining current penalty rates, can only end in one way; increased unemployment and less [...]

2018-08-06T15:40:33+00:00November 9th, 2015|

Priviledge of Employment Comes With Obligation

Recent calls by the social sector suggesting that businesses require a change of attitude and increased flexibility when considering their employment needs, do nothing more than create division and incredulity from small and medium business owners. Robert Mallett, Executive Office of the Tasmanian Small Business Council said that ‘comments like these demonstrate that the social [...]

2018-08-06T15:40:33+00:00October 26th, 2015|

Mentoring and support for small business

The statewide Mentoring and Support sessions have been completed and were widely acclaimed as being very worthwhile and thought provoking. Links to the session content, where applicable and possible, will be added here in the near future. Session presenters or organisations are featured on the right hand margin and the thanks of the TSBC go [...]

2015-10-26T00:53:07+00:00October 20th, 2015|

Transend tightens belt, still some notches to go

Transend’s Transitional Revenue Proposal 2014/15 – 2018/19 has demonstrated a range of cost reduction proposals but, in the eyes of the TSBC, they have another $80M of savings to pass on to the Tasmanian residential and small business sector’, said Robert Mallett, Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Small Business Council, in Hobart today. ‘Transend is required to [...]

2015-09-21T08:12:38+00:00September 20th, 2015|