21 Jul
Training eyes to the north star

Making sure the relevant stakeholders are clear about organisational goals and engaged from the outset of an enterprise bargaining process is paramount, writes acting workplace relations general manager Richard Williams. Below, Richard outlines the benefits of clear-cut goals when it comes to the enterprise bargaining process.


14 Jul
Employer no dummy, rules FWC

A man who submitted a fake job application in an attempt to expose discrimination against him was rightly dismissed for breaching his organisation’s code of conduct, the Fair Work Commission has found.

An independent investigator engaged by the employer found that over three years the man had submitted or was instrumental to submitting a number of job applications under his friend’s name. The man was suspended from work with full pay for four months before his employment was terminated.


24 Jun
2016-17 workers' compensation cycle

Victorian workers’ compensation premium notices will be sent to employers on 7 July.


22 Jun
Olympic greats on success, failure, and career change

The struggles of career transition, confronting fear and failure and understanding that it takes teamwork to achieve personal success were the hot topics of conversation among four Australian Olympic greats at last week’s Melbourne to Rio event, hosted by the Victorian Chamber.

In a surprisingly honest Q&A, Michael Klim; James Tomkins; Nicole Livingstone; and Craig Mottram described what it’s like to achieve a lifelong dream of competing at the Olympic Games, win gold, fail spectacularly, and find new passions outside of elite sport.


17 Jun
Taking a step back: How to sell your business

As a new financial year looms you may be thinking about the future of your business. Instead of planning for future growth, you may be thinking about taking a step back or moving on from your business altogether.


17 Jun
Our WPR team makes 'easy breezy' work of unfair dismissal case

The Victorian Chamber has successfully represented Neon Cosmetics in an unfair dismissal matter before the Fair Work Commission. Neon Cosmetics dismissed a supervisor for serious misconduct in December 2015, after it was found the supervisor was falsifying timesheets and claiming overtime for work he had not completed.


17 Jun
Business lessons from Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese’s movies are riddled with dodgy characters, black humour, shocking violence and the shadier side of doing business. Whether they’re running a small family grocer, the biggest casino in Vegas or a Wall Street stockbroking firm, Scorsese’s characters know a thing or two about succeeding in business even before they cross to the wrong side of the law.


10 Jun
Awards recognise stand out safety initiatives

Nominations for the 2016 WorkSafe Awards are now open. The awards celebrate the many stand-out examples and innovations in health, safety and wellbeing in Victorian workplaces over the past year.

Award categories recognise business innovations, employers, return to work coordinators, health and safety representatives who have established themselves as leaders in health, safety, wellbeing and return to work.

The award categories are:


03 Jun
Are you ready to export?

In the global marketplace, customers demand efficiency, speed, quality and good service. To stand out, your products must speak to international customers through strong branding, attractive packaging and eye-catching promotional material.


03 Jun
The hidden costs in our workplace relations system – it’s not all AWAs and WorkChoices

While the focus will inevitably largely remain on the big ticket items during the current federal election campaign period, there are multiple hangovers within the current system that continue to have a significant cumulative effect on business costs and efficiencies.


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