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policy and advocacy

Help shape the future of gender equality in the workplace

The Victorian Chamber is delighted to extend an invitation to our members and clients to participate in a design workshop to help identify innovative and practical education approaches to improve equality in the workplace.

17 November 2021

policy and advocacy

WorkPac vs Rossato: High Court overturns casual employment decision in historic win for employers

After years of litigation, the High Court of Australia has finally handed down a landmark decision, closing a pathway for casual employees to seek backpay for leave entitlements.

05 August 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

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

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

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

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