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It is becoming evident to me as I move through sectors and businesses that many are not getting the message about (a) seasonal labour and workforce needs later this calendar year and (b) the need to get on to planning now their export needs for air and sea freight for the coming season.
 
As I said in last week’s newsletter everyone needs to BE PROACTIVE and plan now and consider what to do if Plan A doesn’t work. Is there a Plan B, C, etc?
 
In my introduction to yesterday’s Webinar which focused on freight and logistics for Tasmania as we head towards season 20/21 I finished with this statement:
 
The Pandemic is nebulous; no one knows for sure what will happen, but by being proactive it is better to jettison risks than be confronted by them.

Pub landlord installs electric fence around bar


...invited people to “come and find out” if it was switched on – an abuse of power?

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IFAM Fact Sheet

Our THE OTHER SIDE webinar yesterday included a presentation by Michael Byrne from IFAM.

Much has been reported about the availability of airfreight for our exports in the coming 20/21 export season.

The full story is covered in the fact sheets below.

Importantly as at 27 July, there are air freight rates to a range of international destinations which will give exporters a guide as to what rates they may have to pay in coming months.

Download the Price Guide here or the IFAM Fact Sheet here.

THE OTHER SIDE – Delivering the outcomes

From March 2020, we have all experienced the swift spread of COVID-19 across the globe to be a pandemic and create a Health crisis and an Economic crisis.

THE OTHER SIDE was designed to identify and facilitate options, tools and a knowledge bank of resources that Tasmanian horticulture producers could consider as they were developing strategies to re-enter export markets post-COVID-19.

Now, we are into July, and we have the following resources available on our website here.

The COVID-19 Knowledge bank has references to about 1800-papers and is in two lists:
  • Papers that address RISK – to navigate the challenges arising from COVID-19 across health, economic and supply chains to export markets
  • Papers the address TOS – to provide information (studies & reports) on steps that are being taken by businesses as they seek to re-enter, re-engage and re-supply export markets
 The Knowledge Bank may be found here.

There is a range of mini-vids/podcasts available AND we now have audio recordings of each of the webinars available. Our first publication that looks at tracing, tracking and provenance is now available to download as well.

The “Tools” may be found here.
 
PLEASE USE THESE RESOURCES

State of the States – State and Territory economic performance report

July 2020

Tasmania is now in top spot on the economic performance rankings. Tasmania leads on four of the eight economic indicators.

For the first time since October 2009, Tasmania holds the mantle of the best performing economy in its own right. Three months ago, Tasmania shared top spot with Victoria. The ACT remains in third spot from NSW but both economies have lost ground on the top two.

TOS Webinar on August 10

Webinar Topic: Changing & emerging consumer & shopper trends post Covid & the next normal

For our meeting scheduled on 10 August, I have two presenters confirmed and ready to go:
  1. Presentation by Mr Craig Deamer, Principal, Catience Consulting
  2. Presentation by Mr Joe Gayton, Agribusiness and retailing in Japan
To be discussed: Review of a range of consumer metrics & shopper data from a range of global & local sources. How consumers have changed their purchase behaviour & allocation of food $. What is happening regards fresh food consumption, how has meal prep changed etc.

If you are not a TOS subscriber, please contact Ian here to attend.

A powerful place brand isn't only about land, air and water. It's about people. The Tasmanian place brand is about you.

It's been a few months since we've been able to get out and travel around Tasmania - now that Tasmania is opening up again we can. This also means Brand Tasmania can offer the Tasmanian brand story-telling workshops again too.

Brand Tasmania is a story telling organisation, but we can't do it without you and the compelling story you tell about your business, your art, your organisation, your community. We have all had a terrible time. To help us recover it's time for all of us to become even more creative. We want you to know that we are here to help and also that our workshops are offered at no cost to participants.

Click here to register

Citrus will rot unless NSW Government provides answers

A reminder on what can go wrong as businesses plan their seasonal labour needs and workforce planning. Another bubble or another burst bubble?

The new reality for food and agriculture post COVID-19

Join Bernard Salt as he catches up with celebrity chef Matt Moran to discuss how the pandemic has affected his businesses, and how he has discovered unexpected cooking opportunities during lockdown. Bernard is also joined by Emma Germarno, Vice President of the Victorian Farmers Federation, and Robert Poole, KPMG Australia's National Sector Lead for Consumer & Retail, to find out how the agriculture sector is responding to Coronavirus.

Thanks to KMPG for allowing us to share their production with you.

Download the podcast here

To advise of changes to the plant export authorised officer (AO) application, training, assessment and appointment process

As part of Plant Exports (Canberra) commitment to continuous improvement, they have expanded the scope of Plant Export Management System (PEMS) to capture all administrative processes relating to the appointment of plant export AOs.

This update to PEMS will make it quicker and easier to transact with the department.

Self-praise is no recommendation.

I agree, but I keep getting comments like these about our newsletter and TOS activities:

I enjoy your newsletter and the pro-active and positive approach you are following. Also, your leadership, critical in these times. Keep it up and you stay safe and well too.

Coronavirus: Pub landlord installs electric fence around bar

From a colleague in London, I received this story:

The landlord of the Star Inn in St Just, Cornwall has found an innovative solution to encourage social distancing at his pub – he has installed an electric fence in front of the bar to prevent customers standing too close.
Landlord Jonny McFadden invited people to “come and find out” if it was switched on – an abuse of power?

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