Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

14 September 2021

Peter Gutwein, Premier

Tasmania leading the nation when it comes to business confidence

Today’s NAB Business Survey for August 2021 has confirmed, once again, that our plan to secure Tasmania’s future is working and we are delivering results for the Tasmanian economy.

The Survey found that Tasmanian businesses are the most confident in the country.

At the same time, Tasmania has the best conditions for business in the nation, and the highest capacity utilisation of the states, placing us in a positive position as we continue our pathway out from the pandemic.

Such confidence should come as no surprise given this Government’s support for businesses through the pandemic. It is exactly why today we announced our expanded and supercharged Business Support Package for businesses impacted by border closures in the tourism and hospitality industry, to ensure we get the conditions right for recovery, and giving businesses the best possible support and chance to recover.

Tasmanians know that when we had the Labor-Green Government, two out of three Tasmanian businesses believed that the government was working against them.

In contrast, despite enduring one of the toughest economic periods in our history, Tasmanian businesses are confident about their future under a majority Liberal Government because they know we will always be on their side.

Our plan is clearly working, with jobs now at record levels and the highest number of Tasmanians ever employed and we will continue to deliver on our plan to secure our future.

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