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Bakers Delight: Committed to ‘real bread, real people and real delight’

For more than 40 years, iconic Australian brand Bakers Delight has continued to uphold its commitment to ‘real bread, real people and real delight.’ Hear how the family-owned and run organisation has thrived through the pandemic, and how it has maintained its reputation as the nation’s most successful bakery franchise.

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27 September 2021

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Give your business a boost this spring with our webinar series

The Victorian Chamber is boosting business confidence during the pandemic via the launch of a new webinar series created to help support businesses through the latest COVID-19 lockdown and beyond. 

28 September 2021

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Victorian Roadmap survey: Victorian businesses have their say

More than 1300 businesses across all sectors, sizes and regions provided feedback to the Victorian Chamber on the State Government’s Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan and viewpoints on vaccination conditions. Here are the results.

29 September 2021

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More financial support to get Victorian businesses and workers through final weeks of lockdown

The State and Federal Governments have announced a further $2.27 billion in grants and financial support to assist Victorian businesses and workers struggling through the final weeks of lockdown.

30 September 2021

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$2.27 billion in further business support to help businesses and workers

The Victorian Chamber welcomes the announcement of a fifth allotment of joint Federal and State Government funding to see business and workers through until vaccination rates hit the targets we need to open up under the Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan.

01 October 2021

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COVID-19 vaccinations mandated for Victoria’s authorised workers, what you need to know

Victorian businesses have today received the clarity and certainty they have been waiting for, with the State Government’s announcement that COVID-19 vaccinations will be mandatory for all Victorian authorised workers.

01 October 2021

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Victorian Chamber welcomes State Government stepping up and mandating COVID-19 vaccination for authorised work

The Victorian Chamber welcomes the Premier’s announcement today that all workers in Victoria on the Authorised Workers List will be required to have their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Friday 15 October 2021 to continue working on site, with their second dose due by 26 November.

01 October 2021

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Opinion piece by Chief Executive Paul Guerra: Jab orders needed to get us moving

Businesses and workers have sacrificed, suffered and done their bit to protect us all from COVID-19. They stayed closed, in some cases without work, pivoted their services to keep Victorians employed and many lost what they had spent years building. Businesses across the State are in crisis.

05 October 2021

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Chief Executive Update 6 October 2021

October is finally here, and we are three weeks or less from hitting the 70 per cent target to start the reopening. It’s within sight now, and we can finally start to think about waving goodbye to lockdowns forever. The Victorian Chamber is continuing our push for the State Government to revise openings at both the 70 and 80 per cent targets.

06 October 2021

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Victorian Chamber guidance for members on vaccination implications

The Victorian Chamber, in partnership with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has produced an employer guide to Victorian Public Health Orders Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination in the Workplace in response to strong demand from members.

08 October 2021

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Victorian Chamber welcomes Roadmap acceleration, but it falls short of where we need to be

Victorians today have been rewarded with further easing of restrictions from 11.59pm on Thursday as the state reaches the 70 per cent double vaccinated rate, with further easing expected shortly after as we power towards the 80 per cent double vaccinated target.

17 October 2021

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Managing Difficult Customers During the Pandemic – Register now!

Victorians have been rewarded with further easing of restrictions after hitting the state’s 70 per cent double vaccination target ahead of schedule. As businesses reopen, they will need to be prepared to manage any conflict that may arise due to overseeing and enforcing COVIDSafe requirements. Learn how we can assist via our new training course.

19 October 2021

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Chief Executive Update 20 October 2021

Sunday was a good day for most when we heard the State Government’s roadmap had been bought forward. I cannot wait to see the smiles on the faces of business owners, staff and customers when we start to emerge from lockdown in Metropolitan Melbourne this week.

20 October 2021