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Archived news

Mobile Black Spot Program enhancing services in regional Tasmania

22 Apr 2020

Eleven regional areas across Tasmania will benefit from new and expanded telecommunications services.

Supporting learner drivers

22 Apr 2020

We have removed the requirement for the L2 Driving Assessment so new and current L1 licence holders can continue to learn and progress towards a full licence during this difficult time.

Skills Matching Service

21 Apr 2020

The new Rapid Response Skills Matching Service to match displaced workers and to businesses who need new, work-ready employees is now operational.

Supporting Tasmanian artists

21 Apr 2020

More than $110,000 has recently been awarded through Arts Tasmania’s latest funding round.

Trade sales in the NW

21 Apr 2020

Hardware, trade and agricultural supply stores in the north west are permitted to sell directly to businesses that need specific products related to their line of work.

New pathway for learner drivers

17 Apr 2020

L1 licence holders can now progress to an L2 licence without completing the L2 Practical Driving Assessment.

Supporting Tassie businesses to succeed online

15 Apr 2020

The Digital Ready for Business program is ready to help more businesses rapidly transition to online and digital models of commerce, promotion and customer engagement.

Cashless bus fares and fare amnesty extended

15 Apr 2020

Current arrangements for cashless buses and the bus fare amnesty have been extended to Sunday 31 May 2020.

Programs and financial support for Tasmanian businesses

08 Apr 2020

More than 7 500 applications have already been submitted for Tasmanian Government COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Support Grants.

Parents and learner drivers

08 Apr 2020

Parents can continue to supervise their learner driver family members.

TMAG maintenance works support art and business

06 Apr 2020

Major and fast-tracked maintenance works at TMAG will support local businesses.

The Easter Bunny is coming to Tasmania

06 Apr 2020

The Easter Bunny has been granted special permission to travel to Tasmania.

Supporting agricultural businesses and ensuring food supply

06 Apr 2020

An update on ensuring Tasmanian local food supply and the agricultural workforce.

Supporting small business through tough times

03 Apr 2020

An update on Tasmanian Government support for local small businesses.

Energy cost relief for Tasmanians

03 Apr 2020

Small business customers and community service organisations will have their next quarterly energy bill waived in recognition of the ongoing impacts that COVID-19 is having across the state.

Securing air freight access

03 Apr 2020

The Australian Government is providing $110 million to support access to key export markets for Australia’s agricultural and fisheries sector.

Easier driver’s licence renewals

03 Apr 2020

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the need to minimise person-to-person contact, we have introduced remote driver’s licence renewals.

Energy consumers protected

01 Apr 2020

Support for Tasmanian residential and small business energy customers.

Gatherings and movement restrictions

01 Apr 2020

Strict restrictions have been placed on movement and gatherings.

Support for Tasmanians who have lost their job

27 Mar 2020

Individuals who have lost their job as a result of COVID-19 will be able to access immediate support to connect to work or training to help find a new job or retrain for a new career.



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