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Helping Regional Victorian businesses thrive

Victoria’s regions account for almost 20 per cent of the state’s economy and are worth about $72 billion a year

23 June 2022

economy

‘Prosperity beyond profit’ to boost sustainability

Sustainability is as much about better utilising existing assets and people as it is implementing major change.

21 June 2022

economy

Taking a proactive approach to Victoria’s energy crisis

All Australians are feeling the pinch from the energy crisis, not least business.

20 June 2022

economy

Minimum wage to increase by 5.2 per cent

The Fair Work Commission has ruled on a 5.2 per cent increase to the national minimum wage from 1 July, 2022

15 June 2022

economy

The benefits of sustainability for businesses

Strengthening Melbourne’s position as a sustainable city can deliver benefits for the business economy and commercialisation of new industries.

15 June 2022

economy

Advancing Victoria’s youth employment

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is inviting you to have your say to help boost employment opportunities for Victoria’s youth.

06 June 2022

economy

How growth capital can benefit your business

As the Australian Business Growth Fund (ABGF) explains below, growth funding is a type of equity funding designed to help businesses invest in growth opportunities to enable them to scale.

30 May 2022

economy

No rate hike for 2022/23 WorkCover premiums

Victorian Government announces no increase in premiums for the 2022/23 year to help business recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

27 May 2022

economy

Grants to help propel your business in 2022

As we know, it’s been a challenging two years for many businesses in Victoria. The good news is there is a range of assistance available through various State or Commonwealth programs to help your business as we move out of the pandemic.

10 May 2022

economy

Frydenberg backs businesses to lead recovery

Government settings must allow business to flourish as Australia embarks on its recovery from the pandemic, the Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has told a pre-election breakfast hosted by the Victorian Chamber and Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club.

06 May 2022

economy

Treasurer lauds resilience of Victorian business

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas MP has praised business for the resilience it has shown as the state emerges from the pandemic and embarks on economic recovery.

04 May 2022

economy

2022-23 Victorian State Budget: what you need to know

The Victorian Government has handed down the 2022-23 State Budget, focusing on three Ps – patients, participation and provincial – and featuring a number of recommendations proposed by the Victorian Chamber.

State and Federal Budgets

03 May 2022

economy

Growing regional trade opportunities with ASEAN

Melbourne will host the Australia-ASEAN Business Forum and Gala Dinner 2022 in May, with Victorian Chamber Chief Executive Paul Guerra confirmed as a panellist at the forum.

27 April 2022

economy

New paid parental leave benefits unveiled in Federal Budget

A federal election is in the air, which means it’s time for business to be on the lookout for policy announcements that might impact their business. Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s Budget speech contained a raft of announcements business needs to consider, including proposed changes to the paid parental leave (PPL) scheme.

31 March 2022

economy

Federal Budget ticks a lot of boxes for Victorian business

The Victorian Chamber welcomes the 2022-23 Federal Budget which will help support Victoria’s economic recovery.

29 March 2022

economy

2022-23 Federal Budget ticks boxes for Victorian business

The Victorian Chamber’s advocacy has helped secure significant wins in the Federal Budget with increased funding for skills and training, commitments for two Victorian freight terminals and a much-needed boost for regional tourism.

State and Federal Budgets

29 March 2022


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