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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


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


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


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


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


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


Victoria’s ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown ends but some restriction remain

Following the five day ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that Victorians will return to COVID Normal, with a few restrictions still in place impacting businesses.

17 February 2021


Help us end Victoria’s heartbreak with #ValentinesDayDoOver

Despite the Victorian Government cancelling Valentine’s Day for the hospitality, tourism and retail sectors, celebrating Valentine’s Day later will help ease the pain caused by the lockdown.

15 February 2021


How Victoria’s ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown impacts your business

Following a cluster of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Melbourne, Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a ‘circuit breaker lockdown’ for all Victorians. Here’s what your business needs to know.

12 February 2021


Businesses can now get paid for hiring new workers

As part of the Federal Government’s JobMaker Plan in the 2020-21 Federal Budget to support businesses and young workers, the JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme is now open for registrations.

22 January 2021


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