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Tasmania Shadow Treasurer Peter Gutwein

Govt Board Slams Lack Of Building Stimulus

Victor P Taffa

The building industry is suffering from the Green-Labor Government’s lack of an economic agenda.

Building work is drying up, tradies are moving interstate to find jobs and the economy and our communities are suffering as a result, according to Shadow Treasurer Peter Gutwein.

The Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board (TBCITB), a Government-funded board, has slammed the Government’s lack of vision (attached). In its June newsletter states:

“The TBCITB has expressed its disappointment that the State Government did not overturn its decision to scrap the Tasmanian Trainee and Apprentice Incentive Scheme (TTAIS) in the 2012 Budget.”


“The TBCITB believes removing the TTAIS will damage the industry in the short to medium-term and has the potential to impact negatively on government revenue.”

“The Liberals are fully committed to introducing a trainee and apprentice incentive scheme because we, like the TBCITB know that it will create jobs and stimulate the building industry and the economy.” Mr. Gutwein said.

“The Liberals Roadmap to Recovery and Growth also contains a First Home Builders boost that will bring forward up to $100 Million worth of building projects. These are exactly the sorts of policies that the Government should be adopting to create jobs and boost the economy.”

“A majority Hodgman Liberal Government will get on with the job and get the economy going again.” Mr. Gutwein said.


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