Tasmanian Labor and the Liberals chose the same day to launch plans they say will boost the state's economy as the election campaign continues.
Both parties launched their plans for the state's economic future on Sunday.
Opposition Leader Will Hodgman and his small business spokesman, Adam Brooks, pledged to appoint a regulation reduction co-ordinator to audit red and green tape, should they win the March 15 poll.
They plan to cut government regulation by 20 per cent over the next four years.
Tasmanian business spends $1.3 billion a year meeting regulatory requirements, Mr Brooks said.
"We were given the example recently where it took more time to get the approval for planning for a unit than what it took to actually build it," he told reporters in Hobart.
"There has to be regulation but that doesn't mean we can't make it simpler and easier."
The co-ordinator would report to government within six months and then run annual audits.
The Liberals' small business policy also includes a buy local campaign, a local benefits test for government contracting and measures to help retailers operate online.
Economic Development Minister David O'Byrne dismissed the plan as "a lot of one-liners".
He said the government was already working with small business to reduce regulatory burdens.
Mr O'Byrne on Sunday released an update of a 10-year economic development plan for the state.
It includes international education and cultural and creative industries as key sectors for growth.
"Both those industries are playing a key role today in the state's economy but we know they will play a far greater role ... in the next five, 10, 15 years," Mr O'Byrne told reporters in Hobart.
The minister wants to attract thousands of international students to Tasmania, almost tripling their economic contribution to $400 million.
"Government's not the silver bullet but we can work with industries to allow them to grow, to give them strategic support when they need it to ensure that we can create jobs that are sustainable," Mr O'Byrne said.
Meanwhile, Premier Lara Giddings briefed the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union on Labor's planned legislation to strengthen permits for the $2.5 billion Bell Bay Pulp Mill.
Cabinet will consider the bill on Monday.