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Worry over economic growth post pandemic

Money in wallet By Martin Kingsley from Melbourne Australia Cashmoney CC BY 2.0

Challenges and opportunities loom for Tasmania post-covid, according to an influential economic report

The Deloitte Access Economics forecast is predicting economic growth of 3.4 per cent for the state this calendar year.

Premier Peter Gutwein's welcomed bullish sentiment about the state's retail sector and housing market, but the study's also warned things could go "pear shaped" if the government doesn't meet the challenge of the end of Jobkeeper by April.

It's prompted calls from the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for more than just infrastructure stimulus, calling on the Liberals to outline incentives for business to retain staff and hire more people.

Labor says the state government should lobby its colleagues in Canberra to keep the supplement flowing to Tasmanians.