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Designing the New Bridgewater Bridge

24 Jul 2020

Newly release design options give a glimpse at what the New Bridgewater Bridge may look like.

Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council interim report

24 Jul 2020

The COVID-19 Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council has provided its interim report, including 64 recommendations, to the Tasmanian Government for consideration.

Fare amnesty is ending

01 Jul 2020

The fare amnesty that is currently in place for bus services across the state will end on Sunday 5 July 2020.

Travel safe together – keeping everyone on our buses safe from COVID-19

04 Jun 2020

When travelling on Tasmania’s buses there are some simple things we can all do to keep everyone safe.

Support for skilled visa holders

04 Jun 2020

The Temporary Visa Holder Skilled Employee Assistance Program will provide payments to around 500 of the state’s skilled visa holders in most need and of most importance to Tasmania’s economy, who have lost their jobs or had their hours reduced due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Driver assessments recommence

04 Jun 2020

Driver assessments are progressively restarting. Government driver assessors will prioritise the assessments that were put on hold before new bookings are accepted.

More COVID-19 testing clinics

27 May 2020

Increased COVID-19 testing is now available with new mobile clinics operating around the state.

Mineral exploration grants now open

20 May 2020

Applications are now open for funding under the Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative to assist current, new and emerging mineral explorers expand operations in Tasmania.

Supporting Tasmania's forestry workers

20 May 2020

A series of new videos from the forestry sector focus on the challenges of working from home, going to work during restrictions, job security and mental health and wellbeing.

Draft Renewable Energy Action Plan released for comment

20 May 2020

A draft Tasmanian Renewable Energy Action Plan outlining the vision and actions to develop renewable energy generation in Tasmania over the coming 20 years has been release for public comment.

Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding

20 May 2020

Applications have now closed for the $50 million package of support measures to help activate renewable hydrogen industry development in Tasmania.

Buy Something Tasmanian online marketplace

06 May 2020

The new Buy Something Tasmanian internet marketplace helps customers find the best products and services local businesses have on offer, and you can search and purchase from your phone, tablet or computer at home.

PPE register to support local businesses

06 May 2020

A PPE supply register has been set up to assist Tasmanian businesses needing Personal Protective Equipment in order to continue operating safety.

Keeping essential taxi services operating

30 Apr 2020

To ensure our taxi industry can continue transporting Tasmanians to vital health appointments and to access other essential services during COVID-19, registration support is now available.

Waiving payroll tax on JobKeeper payments

30 Apr 2020

To support Tasmanian businesses through the challenges of coronavirus, payroll tax on JobKeeper payments made by employers of Tasmanians will be waived.

Support to boost staff skills and training

30 Apr 2020

The new $1.5 million Train Now Fund will subsidise training for existing workers and sole traders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVIDSafe app now available

29 Apr 2020

The Australian Government’s new voluntary coronavirus app, COVIDSafe, is now available to help identify and alert people who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Small business support update

29 Apr 2020

An update on Tasmanian Government support for small business during the COVID-19 situation and the associated trading restrictions.

Protecting Tasmanian water, gas and electricity customers

29 Apr 2020

Aurora Energy, Hydro Tasmania, TasNetworks and TasWater are supporting customers throughout the COVID-19 situation.

Support for Temporary Visa holders

22 Apr 2020

Support is now available for temporary visa holders in Tasmania who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place to protect Tasmanians, with payments of $250 per individual or up to $1000 per family available.

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