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VIDEO: The strategies every business need to survive a crisis

As businesses breathe a sigh of relief that 2020 has come to an end, Roger Perry - CEO of Bevington Group, explains why the COVID-19 crisis is far from over and reveals how your business can adapt.

18 December 2020

economy

Funding to help businesses lower energy bills now available

The Business Recovery Energy Efficiency Fund (BREEF) is now open to Victorian businesses, but you will need to register quickly as applications for phase 1 close on 31 December 2020.

16 December 2020

economy

Omnibus Bill provides clarity, flexibility and jobs stimulus

The Industrial Relations Omnibus Bill, tabled in Federal Parliament today, will improve clarity and flexibility for both employers and employees and stimulate job creation in our state.

09 December 2020

economy

Victorian Chamber voices concern over credit rating downgrade

S&P Global Ratings has today announced the reduction of Victoria’s credit rating level from AAA to AA.

08 December 2020

economy

Bring on a COVIDSafe Summer to stimulate seasonal trade

Victorian businesses are today celebrating our state’s progression to a COVIDSafe Summer, the final step in Victoria’s Roadmap to Reopening.

06 December 2020

economy

2020-21 Victorian State Budget delivers jobs-led recovery

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas today handed down the Andrews Government’s 2020-21 State Budget, delivering initiatives which support a jobs-led economic recovery, putting Victorian business and workers first and backing local business.

State and Federal Budgets

24 November 2020

economy

2020-21 Victorian State Budget: building confidence, business, jobs

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has handed down the Andrews Government’s 2020-21 State Budget, delivering initiatives that support a jobs-led recovery, putting local business and workers first.

State and Federal Budgets

24 November 2020

economy

What business wants – 2020-21 State Budget

The Victorian Chamber’s Budget Submission to the State Government is centered on three themes: A plan to protect and grow local businesses and jobs, strategies to reclaim our global reputation and investment in infrastructure to keep the state moving.

State and Federal Budgets

23 November 2020

economy

Christmas comes early in Victoria as COVID-19 restrictions ease again

With less than five weeks to go before Christmas, thousands of businesses are celebrating as Victoria progresses to the ‘last step’ in the State Government’s Roadmap for Reopening.

22 November 2020

economy

Going places: Budget injection is great news for visitor economy

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s announcement of the $465 million Victorian Tourism Recovery Package in the 2020-21 State Budget. Today’s announcement aligns with our State Budget submission which sought certainty for the tourism industry.

18 November 2020

economy

Creative Industries Strategy: how do we reclaim our global reputation?

The Victorian Government is renewing its landmark creative industries strategy, Creative State 2021-2025. Have your say before 1 December on what the creative sector needs to survive and thrive.

13 November 2020

economy

Now, more than ever, Victorian businesses need your support

Though we may have beaten COVID-19 and can begin a 'COVID-normal' life, the crisis is not over. After enduring many months of no or limited revenue, our local businesses need all the help they can get if they are to stay afloat.

12 November 2020

economy

Victorian business celebrates move to COVID-19 restrictions last step

Victorian business welcomed our next step closer to COVID Normal with Premier Daniel Andrews today announcing the well-earned progression in the COVID-19 Re-opening Roadmap for all of Victoria.

08 November 2020

economy

Victoria unites in the ‘last step’ of COVID-19 restrictions

Victorians will become one State again as the ‘ring of steel’ is removed from Melbourne and the State unites in the ‘last step’ of the State Government’s Reopening Roadmap.

08 November 2020

economy

Fast Five: Westpac Group banking on interaction over transactions

Bank of Melbourne Chief Executive Mark Melvin explains why cash registers have been ringing more during lockdown in Victoria than the same period in 2019.

Fast Five

04 November 2020

economy

Federal Government’s JobMaker Hiring Credit – have your say

The Australian Government is seeking feedback on the recently announced JobMaker Hiring Credit and wants to hear from eligible businesses before 27 November.

04 November 2020