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Business stimulus announced as part of Economic support package

“There are more than 38,000 small business and sole traders in Tasmania – they are the backbone of our economy” said Premier Peter Gutwein in his ministerial address this afternoon. “We want to do everything we can to support these business to survive the corona crisis and come out the other side.”

A number of fact sheets are available on the Business Tasmania website, which outline each measure put in place by the Government, as part of their $1 Billion total support package.

King Island Council is seeking clarification on how some of the measures, eg electricity bill relief, will be applied to the island, with more information to follow as it becomes available.

Please be advised that information shared by Council and posted on this page regarding the COVID-19 response was correct at the time of publication.

Due to the dynamic nature of the federal and state governments responses to the pandemic – information, fact sheets, and government websites are being updated but often are lagging as the situation changes and new orders and/or directives become law and recommendations or guidelines are put into place.