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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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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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August 2023 – Workplace Psychosocial Risk Management

Our networking event for August will be held in North Hobart. Guest speaker is Workplace Psychosoci…

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New Chairman Elected

This week Edwin Johnstone was elected as Chairman of the Confederation of Greater Hobart Business. …

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June 2023 – Annual General Meeting

Hi Everyone! It’s been a while to get this set up – but ensuring we have good candida…

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September 2022 – Meet Kelly Brown from Department of State Growth

The Department of State Growth supports small business in Tasmania with grants and resources. Come …

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2022 Federal Election: Who is supporting small business?

A few weeks ago we sent out 3 questions to every candidate we could for every election representing…

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March 2022 – AGM 2022 Gallery

31st of March we were happy to celebrate our first year with a vibrant AGM – where we had the Minis…

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March 2022 – Annual General Meeting

The Confederation of Greater Hobart Business Ltd is pleased to announce it 1st year AGM and you are…

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COVID-19 Business Impact Support Grant

What is it: Grant from $1,000 to $5000, additional grant up to $5,000 for loss of perishable items.…

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New year? Lets start it with a sonic boom!

COVID has haunted small business owners for nearly 2 years now. It’s time we faced it down and got …

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Why Melville Street’s Closure hurts local businesses

Melville Street presently is under the spotlight as a Development Application is being considered t…

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Final nail in coffin for taxis

CGHB Board Member Peter Cooper details the decline and fall of a once proud and profitable Tasmania…

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Southern Lockdown Grant Food Spoilage Claim UPDATE

Concerns about food spoilage losses were put forward to Business Tasmania directly in relation to m…

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Midtown Parklet Questions

Questions about Midtown’s Parklets Workers were seen sprucing up the Midtown Parklets recentl…

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