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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

policy and advocacy

Payroll tax: A handbrake on business and wages growth

Payroll tax is an insidious tax that ultimately manifests as a tax on jobs, which reduces employment opportunities, or a tax on workers incomes, reducing take home pay.

20 July 2021

covid 19

Federal and State to provide support for workers and businesses to see them through Lockdown Five

The Federal and State Governments have united to provide much-needed assistance for Victorian workers and businesses impacted by Lockdown Five.

16 July 2021

covid 19

Victoria enters five-day snap lockdown to suppress latest COVID-19 outbreak

The Victorian government has announced the State will once again begin a snap lockdown from 11:59pm on Thursday night following 18 new cases of COVID-19 across Victoria.

15 July 2021

federal government

Victorian Chamber Grant Finder: discover every government grant available to your business

The VCCI is excited to announce our latest service for our members: Grant Finder. Find every government grant and support available to help you build, grow, and expand your business.

14 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

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

Eased restrictions welcome but Victorian Chamber calls for a snapback

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s news that most Victorian businesses can operate from 11.59pm tomorrow, 10 June, but will continue to advocate for a snapback to pre-lockdown restrictions. Metropolitan Melbourne will go to Regional Victoria’s current settings while Regional Victoria’s restrictions will be eased even further.

09 June 2021

economy

Melbourne lockdown lifts but tight restrictions remain

The State Government has today announced Metropolitan Victoria’s lockdown will end from 11.59pm Thursday 10 June with a further easing of restrictions in Regional Victoria.

09 June 2021

economy

Member survey reveals that 85 per cent of businesses have accessed government support

A Victorian Chamber member survey has revealed that the majority of respondents think that the third round of the Victorian Government’s Business Support Fund package is inadequate.

08 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Does your business need to have a mental health policy?

Many proactive Victorian businesses are contacting the Victorian Chamber’s Health, Safety, Wellbeing team for help building mentally healthy workplaces. One questionably inevitably arises.

04 June 2021

economy

Property tax hikes to hold back property and investment markets

The Victorian Chamber has today voiced its concerns over reports that the State Government will increase stamp duty and land tax next year.

15 May 2021

economy

2021-22 Federal Budget: what Victorian businesses need to know

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg MP has unveiled a ‘Bounce Back’ Budget which aims to boost Australia’s economy by creating jobs, improving skills and investing in the digital economy.

State and Federal Budgets

11 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Planning a return to the office and anticipating employee reluctance?

While workers may argue there is ample evidence to support continued remote working arrangements, government health directions are no longer recommending working from home where ‘reasonably practicable,’ subject to density limits.

27 April 2021


covid 19

Restart package will help businesses recover from lockdowns

28 July 2021

economy

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

28 July 2021

policy and advocacy

Payroll tax: A handbrake on business and wages growth

20 July 2021

covid 19

Federal and State to provide support for workers and businesses to see them through Lockdown Five

16 July 2021

covid 19

Victoria enters five-day snap lockdown to suppress latest COVID-19 outbreak

15 July 2021

federal government

Victorian Chamber Grant Finder: discover every government grant available to your business

14 July 2021

covid 19

Victorian Chamber Chief Executive Paul Guerra addresses the Melbourne Press Club

08 July 2021

covid 19

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

29 June 2021

economy

Business calls for a plan and no more lockdowns

16 June 2021

economy

Eased restrictions welcome but Victorian Chamber calls for a snapback

09 June 2021

economy

Melbourne lockdown lifts but tight restrictions remain

09 June 2021

economy

Member survey reveals that 85 per cent of businesses have accessed government support

08 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Does your business need to have a mental health policy?

04 June 2021

economy

Property tax hikes to hold back property and investment markets

15 May 2021

economy

2021-22 Federal Budget: what Victorian businesses need to know

State and Federal Budgets

11 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Planning a return to the office and anticipating employee reluctance?

27 April 2021