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Labor will help small business get back on its feet

  • There is no recovery without small business recovery
  • Labor will invest in training and legal support and help meet the costs of compliance
  • $5 million regional main street revitalisation fund

A Labor government would help to rebuild small businesses, giving them the help they need to employ more Tasmanian workers.

Labor will invest $18 million over four years to help improve access to training and legal support, and create vibrant business precincts in regional centres.

Shadow Minister for Small Business Anita Dow said the funding would help support Tasmania’s economic recovery and is an important part of Labor’s jobs plan, Working for Tasmania.

“Small businesses are the backbone of the Tasmanian economy and have made huge sacrifices during COVID to ensure the health and safety of our communities. Labor wants to help them rebuild and recover and help them get more Tasmanians into work.

“There is no economic recovery without a small business recovery. 

“Labor’s $18 million package will help businesses get the training they need, provide legal support for common business issues and help businesses meet the costs of compliance.

“A main street revitalisation fund will reinvigorate town centres in regional areas, and that will increase community pride, and attract people to shop and spend, resulting in increased confidence for small business and jobs growth.

“Labor’s fully costed jobs plan will give Tasmanian businesses the support they need to recover strongly post-COVID.

“Labor is committed to getting Tasmanians back to work.”

Anita Dow MP
Shadow Minister for Small Business