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May 2024 – Essentials to Strengthen Your Small Business

Meet Eileen Eaton from the ATO and hear about the ATO’s new online learning platform for small busi…

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Federal Budget 2024

8 things small businesses needs to know about the 2024-25 Federal Budget. The federal budget contai…

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Newsletter May 2024

Message from the Chair Thank you to everyone who attended our recent Legislative Council Election f…

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Closing Loopholes

New Workplace Relations legislation has been introduced to Parliament The Australian Government has…

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April 2024 – Candidates Forum Live Stream

Thank you to everyone who attended our forum for the Legislative Council Election for the seat of H…

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April 2024, Candidates Forum, Legislative Council Election for Hobart

We will be holding a candidate’s forum for the upcoming Legislative Council Election for the seat o…

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Newsletter April 2024

Message from the Chair Before the dust has even settled on the makeup of the next state parliament,…

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Rostrum Is Your Local Public Speaking Training

Improve your communication skills, for all occasions Visit a Rostrum club to see how to  speak…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Tyrrell move could be repeated in state

Published in The Mercury Newspaper, Monday 1st April 2024 The plot thickens in Tasmanian politics. …

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Business Grant Writing

What are Grants? Grants are specified amounts of money given to businesses to help them achieve a p…

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Newsletter March 2024

Message from the Chair The CGHB is a not for profit small business networking and advocacy group. W…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Is a backflip all that bad?

Published in The Mercury Newspaper, Friday 1st March 2024 During this current Tasmanian State elect…

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Racism Hurts Me Initiative

Jarnail Singh has run a popular Indian restaurant in Bellerive for many years, but late last year h…

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Newsletter February 2024

Message from the Chair Good news for outdoor venues in Salamanca Place with live music now being al…

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Welcome New Board Members

Welcome our two newest board members: Joakim Karlsson from Sincura Consulting and Jason Reed from T…

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February 2024 – Mac Point 2.0 Creating a Unique Tasmanian Community Precinct

Our next Business Networking Event will be held on Tuesday 20th February and feature guest speaker …

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MEDIA RELEASE: Rates Rise Pain

Many small businesses in Hobart are just hanging on at the moment during this seemingly never-endin…

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Newsletter January 2024

Message from the Chair Thank you to everyone that supported the Confederation last year by attendin…

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Push for Outdoor Live Music in Salamanca

Confederation chair Edwin Johnstone supports the call from Ald Marti Zucco for a trial of live outd…

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Business Plan Tool

Are you starting a business or looking to expand your business. Business.gov.au has launched a new …

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Business Growth Loan Scheme

The $60 million Business Growth Loan Scheme provides loans to assist Tasmanian businesses to develo…

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Chairman’s Report 2023

In July of this year, I took over as Chair of the Confederation of Greater Hobart Business. In that…

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City Has Challenges But Future Is Bright

In response to the article from The Mercury journalist Alex Treacy suggesting that “Launceston is l…

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Shop Local this Christmas

With just under a week remaining until Christmas, the Confederation of Greater Hobart Business is e…

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Newsletter December 2023

Chairman’s Report 2023 In July of this year, I took over as Chair of the Confederation. In that tim…

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Free and Independent Advice for Small Business

Tasmanian small businesses can now register their interest to receive first access to free business…

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Your Internet Connectivity Back Up Plan

There is nothing more heart-stopping than the moment when all of your business resources, communica…

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December 2023 – Christmas Celebration at T42 Hobart

This year our Christmas get together will be held at T42 Hobart on Tuesday 12th December at 6:30pm.…

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Newsletter November 2023

Networking Event for November Our November event will feature guest speaker Jason Reed from Talent …

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SIGN PETITION: Save Hobart Small Businesses from Worsening Traffic Chaos

Traffic Management Decisions Brisbane Street closure will: Scrambled Crossings This petition is cal…

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Hello Christmas, Hello Hobart

Christmas Window Display Competition Expressions of interest are now open for Hobart businesses to …

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Newsletter October 2023

Networking Event for October Our October Networking Event will be held on The 31st and feature gues…

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Triple M Hobart: Petition Launch

Listen to Confederation Chair Edwin Johnstone being interviewed on Triple M Breakfast about the lau…

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MEDIA RELEASE: North Hobart carpark extension positive outcome for local business

The expanded Lefroy Street carpark in North Hobart has finally been finished. This is welcome news …

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Newsletter September 2023

Salamanca Market stallholders charged unnecessary stamp duty. For the last 15 years, Salamanca Mark…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Questions Raised Over Hobart Parking Fine Cancelations.

Edwin Johnstone, head of business lobby group Confederation of Greater Hobart Business is calling f…

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September 2023 – Embracing Consumer Behaviour Trends to Boost Main Street Shopping

Our September Networking Event will feature guest speaker internationally recognised retail researc…

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Salamanca Market
Salamanca Market Stallholders Charged Unnecessary Stamp Duty

For the last 15 years, Salamanca Market stallholders have been incorrectly charged stamp duty by th…

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Newsletter August 2023

Message from Chairman At last month’s AGM I was elected as the new Chairman of the Confederation of…

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MEDIA RELEASE: UTAS Redevelopment Affecting Small Businesses

The current closure of a section of Brisbane Street for 16 weeks highlights the difficulties the UT…

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