Tasmanian Business On Its Knees

Tasmanian Business On Its Knees

Tasmania Shadow Minister for Small Business Adam Brooks

Government Abandons Tas Business In Its Hour Of Need

Victor P Taffa

Labor has no option but to back the Liberals’ call for a Local Benefits Test.

At a time when we are in a recession and the economy is flat lining, the Government needs to make sure that the impacts on the local economy are taken into consideration as part of each and every tender, according to Shadow Minister for Small Business Adam Brooks.

“The Government may have saved a few bucks giving the TasRail tender to a Chinese company, but the community is paying an even higher price with up to a 100 potential jobs being lost.” Mr. Brooks said.

“We need to take advantage of every opportunity to create local jobs, especially given our unemployment rate is the highest in the nation at 7%. In spite of Government claims, multinationals are not Tasmanian businesses.”

“A majority Hodgman Liberal Government will introduce a Local Benefits Test to make sure that Tasmanian businesses win more Tasmanian tenders.” Mr. Brooks said.