Notices

Victorian Chamber AGM - Thursday 17 November 2016

Election of Executive Council and Regional Chairpersons

The Executive Council has resolved that the Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be held on Thursday 17 November 2016 at 3.30pm. Read more...

2015-16 public report form submitted to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency

In accordance with the requirements of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Act), we have submitted our annual public report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

Download the WGEA Public Report 2015-16 (PDF, 166KB)

You may comment on the report by contacting us directly on 03 8662 5340 or hr@victorianchamber.com.au, or by contacting the Agency. See www.wgea.gov.au for more information.

Scam calls to members from 'VECCI'

Recently, we have received a number of calls from members advising us that they are being contacted by unidentified people claiming to be from ‘VECCI’ and asking businesses if they are moving.  These calls are not from the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and are nuisance calls from unidentified persons using our old name as a way of getting businesses to reveal information.

We have notified the ACCC of this scam so they are aware of it and ask that you do the same if you receive one of these calls.

Tips to handle these type of calls:

Callers are identifying themselves as from ‘VECCI’; we do not use our old name when identifying ourselves when we call.  All calls originating from us will be identified as calling from the Victorian Chamber of Commerce.

Ask the caller to provide your member ID.  If they are unable to do so, take a note of the phone number and hang up.  Please report the scam to ScamWatch and provide them with details of the call you just received.

Mark Stone – Chief Executive

Election of Executive Council and Board

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Annual General Meeting was held on 19 November 2015.

  • Mark Birrell was re-elected to the Board and continues his appointment as President.
  • Mark Stone was re-elected to the Board as Chief Executive / Secretary for a further four-year term and Kerry Smith was re-elected to the Board for a further three-year term.
  • David Richardson was newly elected to the Executive Council for a three-year term.
  • Richard Holyman, Russel Sloan, Kerry Smith, Michelle McLean, Robert van Stokrom and Richard Elkington were re-elected to the Executive Council for three-year terms.
  • Vesna Benns and Chris Buckingham were thanked for their contributions to Executive Council after resigning from their positions during the year.
  • Wendy Killeen was newly elected as a Regional Chairperson (Wodonga) for a one year term and will also join the Executive Council. Regional Chairpersons Mark Answerth (Gippsland) and Peter Valentine (Geelong) were re-elected to their positions for further one year terms.
  • Outgoing Regional Chairperson Damien Butler (Ballarat) was thanked for his contribution.
  • Outgoing member Chris Crewther was also thanked for his work as an Observer on Executive Council.

General meeting special resolutions

A General Meeting of members of Victorian Chamber was held on 28 August 2015 at which the following special resolutions were passed by all members present and voting:

  1. the name of the Organisation be changed from “Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry” to “Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry” and that Rule 1 be altered accordingly.
  1. Rule 20(a) be altered by replacing the words “Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry” with “the Organisation’s”.

Victorian Chamber has today lodged two applications pursuant to Sections 158 (1) & 159(1) of the Fair Work(Registered Organisations) Act 2009 with the Fair Work Commission in order to obtain its consent to the change of name and the certification of the General Manager of the Fair Work Commission that the consequential alterations to the Rules comply with the requirements of the aforementioned Act.

Victorian Chamber Annual General Meeting

The Executive Council has resolved that the Annual General Meeting of the Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Victorian Chamber) will be held on Thursday 19 November 2015 at 3.30pm.

Proxy Forms are available for members who are unable to attend the AGM.  Please contact Craig Bell to obtain a form on 8662 5332.

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Notice in accordance with Regulation 126 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulations.

At a meeting on 21 April 2015,the Executive Council resolved to exercise its power under Rule 15(b) to alter the Victorian Chamber Rules 17 (b), 19 (e), 20 (e), 22 (e), (f) and 22A(h) which are highlighted  in yellow in the marked up Rules attached. These further alterations address issues raised by the Fair Work Commission following the lodgment with it of alterations to the Victorian Chamber Rules approved  at the AGM on 18 November 2014. The further alterations were lodged with the Fair Work Commission on 27 April 2015.

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At the AGM on 18 November 2014, it was resolved to alter the Rules of Victorian Chamber. As required by Regulation 126 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulations, on 21 November 2014 Victorian Chamber lodged with the Fair Work Commission a notice setting out the particulars of the alterations.