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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Tasmanian Export Freight Logisitics Advisory Service (TEFLAS)

Affairs of State is extremely pleased to be able to help Tasmanian business impacted by ongoing freight and logistics challenges. We are passionate about Tasmania and are focused on helping achieve the best outcomes for the state. We hope that our experience and insights can help local businesses grow.”

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A COVID test experience

Something I learned, a standard government drive-thru COVID test is a PCR test and you don’t need to incur the expense at a lab, eg if you need the test just to travel. I have copied the SMS I got today from Melbourne Pathology, it only cost time!! JOE CITIZENRef:385560xxx, 13/12/21RESULT: COVID-19 virus was NOT… Continue reading A COVID test experience

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Productivity Commission review into Australia’s maritime logistics system

Productivity Commission review into Australia’s maritime logistics system Joint media release withThe Hon Dan Tehan MPMinister for Trade, Tourism and Investment https://ministers.treasury.gov.au/ministers/josh-frydenberg-2018/media-releases/productivity-commission-review-australias-maritime As busy as we all are, this is something people should engage with, particularly if you are suffering the impact of freight and logistics disruption that is now so widespread and it will… Continue reading Productivity Commission review into Australia’s maritime logistics system

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