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covid 19

Restart package will help businesses recover from lockdowns

The State and Federal Governments have today announced a joint financial assistance package for Victorian business which will give them the support and confidence they need to rebound from Lockdowns Four and Five.

28 July 2021

economy

Support for Victorian businesses announced in major Federal and State government package

On our first day out of lockdown, the Federal and Victorian Governments have announced a further $400 million in business support measures. Here is everything you and your business need to know.

28 July 2021

economy

Victorian Chamber launches Grant Finder online tool

The Victorian Chamber has today launched a new member-exclusive service, the Grant Finder online tool, to make it quicker and easier for Victorian businesses to access grants applicable to their operations and projects.

26 July 2021

covid 19

COVID-19 vaccination is the only way out of crisis mode for business

None of us want to be in this position. Our leaders don't want to be here either. But here we are. We've been living in crisis mode for 17 months and it's taking its toll on all of us.

22 July 2021

economy

Australian businesses preparing for a ‘new era of digital urgency’

It has been estimated that in the next four years, over six million digital workers will be required across Australia to keep up with the rapid technological evolution.

19 July 2021

covid 19

Fast Five: Greg Kahan discusses the struggles of Melbourne's CBD hospitality businessess

CEO of The Kahan Group and owner of The George on Collins, Greg Kahan shares his story about how the CBD venue has kept afloat during the hardest of times for CBD businesses.

Fast Five

12 July 2021

covid 19

Victorian Chamber Chief Executive Paul Guerra addresses the Melbourne Press Club

VCCI Chief Executive Paul Guerra, looks to the future and explains why Victoria “can’t go back to the old ways of doing things” in his address to the Melbourne Press Club.

08 July 2021

covid 19

Expansion of fast-tracked visas to help with COVID-19 skills shortages

The Federal Government has announced an expansion of Australia’s Priority Migration Skilled Occupations List (PMSOL) following a collective advocacy campaign from the business community.

29 June 2021

covid 19

COVID-19 vaccine: the key for Victoria to rejoin the world

The ongoing restrictions in Victoria continue to hamper our hospitality, events and entertainment sectors. This won’t keep happening if we all get vaccinated.

28 June 2021

economy

Changes to super system to save Australians $17.9 billion over next decade

The Federal Government’s Your Future Your Super (YFYS) Bill has passed the Australian Senate, designed to reform Australia’s $3.1 trillion retirement system.

24 June 2021

economy

Take your business global with the help of Global Victoria’s Export Skills Program

Australia is in a unique position to grow its reputation as an export powerhouse. Now is the time to look at what programs and services can help your business grow internationally.

16 June 2021

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 16 June

The business community in Regional Victoria will be relieved today to hear the news of a further easing of restrictions. There is also good news that essentially every business in the state can now operate. But for some larger metropolitan events, hospitality and entertainment venues, the easing of restrictions have not gone far enough, and we still have a difference in settings between Regional and Metropolitan areas.

16 June 2021

economy

Business calls for a plan and no more lockdowns

Today’s announcement that restrictions will further ease from 11.59 tomorrow, Thursday 17 June, is welcome news that will enable every Victorian business to operate, but the restrictions on Metropolitan Victoria are still too conservative.

16 June 2021

economy

Boost for business as restrictions ease across Victoria

The State Government has today announced a further easing of restrictions for Metropolitan and Regional Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday 17 June in a boost for struggling businesses affected by Lockdown 4.0.

16 June 2021

economy

Zoos Victoria; upholding a strong commitment to securing a future rich in wildlife

From devastating bushfires to the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, CEO of Zoos Victoria Dr Jenny Gray shares her insights on how the organisation has successfully responded to adversity.

Fast Five

11 June 2021

economy

VCCI helping businesses get workers' compensation back on track

Managing workers’ compensation can be a challenging task, for both experienced practitioners and newcomers alike, which is why so many businesses turn to the Victorian Chamber for support.

10 June 2021