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Chief Executive Update 29 June 2022

The end of the financial year is upon us as are the school holidays. It’s great to see so many people travelling again, particularly to our regional areas, and supporting local businesses.

29 June 2022

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Chief Executive Update 15 June 2022

As the recent Federal Election demonstrated, climate is a major focus for many Australians as well as business. Next Tuesday June 21 the Victorian Chamber will present our Why Sustainability is Good for Business breakfast at Crown. It comes as the Centre for Economics and Business Research released its ARCADIS Sustainability Cities Index today and Melbourne’s ranking dropped to #60 from its previous ranking at 56.

15 June 2022

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The city has work cut out for it

The return to the office in the CBD continues to be a big talking point. We know it's not limited to just Melbourne, as virtually every CBD across the globe is dealing with the challenges of attracting office workers back. 

06 June 2022

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Chief Executive Update 01 June 2022

Winter has certainly made a dramatic entrance, and with rain, icy winds and even snow falling in some areas across Victoria, cases of cold and flu, COVID-19 and other illnesses are continuing to increase which is presenting many challenges for businesses. The State Government’s decision to provide free flu vaccinations to all Victorians aged over six months during June is a timely one.

01 June 2022

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Chief Executive Update 25 May 2022

After six weeks of campaigning, Australians have elected our 31st Prime Minister. The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party on their victory and we look forward to a strong and productive relationship with the incoming Federal Government.

25 May 2022

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Chief Executive Update 18 May 2022

Australians will go to the polls this Saturday after what will have been an exhaustive 40-day federal election campaign. A record 4.34 million Victorians will cast their vote, with thousands already having voted through postal voting or one of the early voting centres which opened last week.

18 May 2022

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Chief Executive Update 5 May 2022

The Victorian Budget was announced this week, and I'm sure you will have different views of what it means for you.

05 May 2022

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Opinion piece by Chief Executive Paul Guerra: Here's how to save the CBD

I love Melbourne. It’s the best city in the world. But COVID hasn’t been kind to our CBD and it’s becoming more obvious that our recovery is taking longer than we hoped.

30 April 2022

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Chief Executive Update 20 April 2022

I’m sure you are all delighted with today’s State Government announcement on the further easing of COVID-19 restrictions. It’s exactly what Victorian business needs to really get moving with our post-pandemic recovery.

20 April 2022

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Chief Executive Update 6 April 2022

It’s Grand Prix week in Victoria and the excitement and energy is palpable. It will be extra special in 2022 as we remember the dramatic circumstances under which it was cancelled in 2020 when the reality of COVID-19 hit us like a wrecking ball. How far we have come since then as Victorian business continues to embrace the opportunities that lie ahead.

06 April 2022

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Regional Victoria will play an important role in our state's economic recovery

It’s hard to describe what an incredible feeling it is to finally be able to move around our great state again and enjoy all Regional Victoria has to offer, whether it’s our beautiful towns, beaches, lakes, rivers, wineries, golf courses or restaurants.

24 March 2022

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Chief Executive Update 23 March 2022

The Chamber is working overtime to ensure business remains our number one priority. As we have done right through the pandemic, we are continuing to advocate strongly on behalf of our members with all levels of government in what will be a critical year with both federal and state elections.

23 March 2022

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Enjoying new habits as city wakes from COVID-19 slumber

Habits can be hard to break and I’m sure we all felt a bit uncertain last week as office workers started to return after the better part of two years working from home.

11 March 2022

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Chief Executive Update 9 March 2022

Yesterday we celebrated International Women’s Day, a global event marking the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and amplifying the call for diverse, equitable and inclusive workplaces.

09 March 2022

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Chief Executive Update 23 February 2022

Great news this week with several positive developments to set us on a cracking pace for our state’s COVID-19 recovery.

23 February 2022

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Chief Executive Update 9 February 2022

It’s the report that you helped us create, and one that might well sharpen the focus on what Victoria needs to do to be the best state to operate a business in. I’m very proud of to release the Cost and Ease of Doing Business in Victoria Taskforce Report.

09 February 2022


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