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Department of State Growth

Archived news

Antarctic meetings cancelled

20 Mar 2020

The international meetings of the Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP), which were to be held in Tasmania in August 2020, have been cancelled by the organisers.

Coronavirus scams

20 Mar 2020

There have been reports of people attempting to exploit the coronavirus pandemic.

Border restrictions to protect Tasmanians

19 Mar 2020

The Tasmanian Government has declared a State of Emergency.

Government stimulus package

18 Mar 2020

The Tasmanian Government has announced a $420 million economic stimulus package.

COVID-19 – Hand washing procedure

13 Mar 2020

Learn more about the proper procedure for washing your hands to help prevent protect yourself and others.

COVID-19 – NEW self assessment tool as at 18 March 2020

13 Mar 2020

Learn more about assessing your risk of coronavirus with this self-assessment tool.

COVID-19 – Protecting yourself

13 Mar 2020

Following this advice and practising hygienic respiratory etiquette can help slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan

06 Mar 2020

Hydrogen is emerging as a fuel of choice for countries seeking to decarbonise their economies.

Improved bus services to Sorell

20 Jan 2020

Improved bus services will commence for Sorell on Saturday 1 February 2020 as part of ongoing statewide bus network enhancements.

Tasmanian ICT Workforce Action Plan 2020-2023

19 Dec 2019

Harnessing the capability and building the size of Tasmania’s ICT workforce has a new collaborative direction.

Northern bus service improvements released

16 Dec 2019

Full details of improvements to northern Tasmania’s bus services have been released.

Draft Tasmanian Renewable Hydrogen Action Plan released

18 Nov 2019

As countries around the world move to decarbonize their economies, renewably produced hydrogen is emerging as both a way to reduce emissions, and a significant economic opportunity.

Meet Tasmania’s Exporter of the Year

07 Oct 2019

Essential Oils of Tasmania (EOT) has been honoured with the 2019 Tasmanian Exporter of the Year Award.

Regional Tourism Attraction Loan Scheme

27 Sep 2019

The Regional Tourism Attraction Loan Scheme is now open for applications.

P1 Your Licence Your Choice

26 Sep 2019

The authority to undertake P1 driving assessments is being extended as part of the Enhanced P1 Pilot.

Bus network changes - have your say

16 Sep 2019

We would like to thank members of the community and stakeholders who provided feedback on proposed changes to the North West bus network.

Tasmanian Business Growth Strategy

13 Jun 2019

Tasmania’s Business Growth Strategy 2019-23 was released in early 2019 following extensive consultation with the Tasmanian business community. Much has changed since 2019 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New licensing system for young drivers

12 Jun 2019

Changes to licensing requirements will mean young drivers will get more on-road experience and dangerous distractions will be reduced. It will help protect our young drivers and improve our licensing system. The changes are expected to be introduced in December 2020.

Recognising Tasmania’s top exporters

31 May 2019

Nominations for the 2019 Tasmanian Export Awards are now open.  These awards recognise the contribution our leading exporters make to our state.

The Taxi Safety Net

02 Apr 2019

The Government has announced that people who have a NDIS funded plan can keep their Taxi Smartcard until 31 December 2023.

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