Letter from Canberra – July 2022

Welcome to the July 2022 Edition of Letter from Canberra.   Hydrogen vehicle refuelling, it’s happening in Australia! More changes at the Heads of the Public Service  Whether to provide wage increases  A national Energy Plan  The cost of Defence  Saltbush to reduce carbon emissions Political accountability  In short, Canberra News and Comments  Don’t forget to update your subscription… Continue reading Letter from Canberra – July 2022

Letter from Melbourne – June 2022

Welcome to the June 2022 Edition of Letter from Melbourne   In this months edition we start to consider the Victorian State Election in November 2022. In other topics: What goes for Victorian votes? The Victorian Health System’s mismanagement  Unbelievable Victorian government procurement  Inflation, interest rate fears In short, Melbourne News and Comments… Don’t forget… Continue reading Letter from Melbourne – June 2022

Letter from Canberra – June 2022

Welcome to the June 2022 Edition of Letter from Canberra.   Labor has won the election we look at their key policies. China, next steps. Ongoing logistics challenges and the impact on our competitive position and long-standing export channels.  The new Labor Ministry. The NZ economy and the directions taken by NZ’s Reserve Bank Tasmania’s… Continue reading Letter from Canberra – June 2022

TEFLAS Update (May 2022)

With regard to the Tasmania Export Freight Logistics Advisory Service (TEFLAS), which Affairs of State is conducting for the Tasmania government, we are often asked asked about ongoing freight challenges and their impact on exporters. The impact from ongoing logistics challenges is real, off-island supply chains are disrupted, congested and uncertain. Costs continue to escalate… Continue reading TEFLAS Update (May 2022)

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Letter from Canberra – May 2022

Letter from Canberra Australian Government and Business Digest

Welcome to the May 2022 Edition of Letter from Canberra.   As we publish there is less than two weeks to go before we potentially have a new or significantly changed Government.  What will this look like?  Many pundits have provided their views leading into this election – we ask our questions and offer some… Continue reading Letter from Canberra – May 2022

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Trade Tasmania Newsletter, April 2022

Industry and Trade Newsletter for April 2022. Department of State Growth The Tasmanian Export Freight Logistics Advisory Service (TEFLAS) supported by Affairs of State is a feature on the newsletter. https://affairs.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/TradeTasmaniaApril2022_Opt.pdf

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TEFLAS – Supporting Tasmanian SMEs

Affairs of State have completed the first 6 weeks of the Tasmanian Export Freight Logistics Advisory Service (TEFLAS) on behalf of the Tasmania Government.  In our initial consultations we have engaged with a range of Tasmanian export focused SMEs and presented to the Launceston Chamber of Commerce.  We will be engaging with other industry and… Continue reading TEFLAS – Supporting Tasmanian SMEs

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Our take and things you may have missed in the 2022 Budget

With much commentary today on the Federal Budget we have highlighted some of the things less obvious but important to business. More to come in the Letters from Melbourne and Canberra. On a negative, the business expense tax break announced by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic was removed in… Continue reading Our take and things you may have missed in the 2022 Budget

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