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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

economy

Support for Victoria’s Tourism and Events industry must be a priority

On behalf of our members, the Victorian Chamber has made a submission to the Victorian Parliament’s Inquiry into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism and events sector.

23 April 2021

policy and advocacy

Have your say in the Victorian Chamber’s regulatory review

The Victorian Chamber’s advocacy to state and federal governments on what businesses need to survive and prosper in a post COVID-19 environment focuses on three key themes which are to enable business, grow business and make it easier to do business.

21 April 2021

economy

State Budget submission 2021-22: Victoria to ‘reset and recalibrate’

Enabling, growing, and improving the ease of doing business in Victoria are the cornerstones of the Victorian Chamber’s submission to the Victorian government ahead of the 2021-22 State Budget.

State and Federal Budgets

14 April 2021

policy and advocacy

Victorian Chamber hosts Victorian Shadow Cabinet

With newly-relaxed restrictions, the VCCI hosted the Victorian Leader of the Opposition, The Hon. Michael O’Brien MP, together with the Shadow Cabinet and business leaders in our CBD offices.

29 March 2021

economy

Breaking the skills shortage barrier for Australian businesses

An interim report has made several business-friendly recommendations which aim to expand the Skilled Migration Program and improve flexibility for employers to take advantage.

26 March 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Royal Commission looks to foster ‘mentally healthy workplaces’

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System has identified a failing system and has put forward 65 recommendations to support Victorian people and businesses.

03 March 2021

policy and advocacy

Industrial Relations Bill recognises challenges for labour hire sector

The Industrial Relations Legislation Amendment Bill 2021, to be debated in Parliament this week, recognises the challenges that the labour hire industry is facing in the wake of COVID-19.

02 March 2021

economy

New grants available to business, some existing closing soon

Read here for the most up-to-date list of recently announced Government grants available to Victorian businesses, and existing grants still open for applications. Get in quick, some are closing soon.

23 February 2021

infrastructure

Infrastructure Victoria unveil their 30-year draft strategy

The CEO of Infrastructure Victoria, Michel Masson, has detailed the organisation’s recently-released 30-year Infrastructure Draft Strategy at a Melbourne Chamber of Commerce Leadership lunch.

12 February 2021

education and training

Securing the skilled workforce Victoria needs for the future

Following the Victorian Chamber’s industry-led submission, the State Government has released the final report of a major enquiry into the post-secondary education and training system.

05 February 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

economy

Support for Victoria’s Tourism and Events industry must be a priority

23 April 2021

policy and advocacy

Have your say in the Victorian Chamber’s regulatory review

21 April 2021

economy

State Budget submission 2021-22: Victoria to ‘reset and recalibrate’

State and Federal Budgets

14 April 2021

policy and advocacy

Victorian Chamber hosts Victorian Shadow Cabinet

29 March 2021

economy

Breaking the skills shortage barrier for Australian businesses

26 March 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Royal Commission looks to foster ‘mentally healthy workplaces’

03 March 2021

policy and advocacy

Industrial Relations Bill recognises challenges for labour hire sector

02 March 2021

economy

New grants available to business, some existing closing soon

23 February 2021

infrastructure

Infrastructure Victoria unveil their 30-year draft strategy

12 February 2021

education and training

Securing the skilled workforce Victoria needs for the future

05 February 2021

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