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chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 20 October 2021

Sunday was a good day for most when we heard the State Government’s roadmap had been bought forward. I cannot wait to see the smiles on the faces of business owners, staff and customers when we start to emerge from lockdown in Metropolitan Melbourne this week.

20 October 2021

covid 19

Managing Difficult Customers During the Pandemic – Register now!

Victorians have been rewarded with further easing of restrictions after hitting the state’s 70 per cent double vaccination target ahead of schedule. As businesses reopen, they will need to be prepared to manage any conflict that may arise due to overseeing and enforcing COVIDSafe requirements. Learn how we can assist via our new training course.

19 October 2021

policy and advocacy

Take our survey and help inform the cost and ease of doing business in Victoria

The Cost of Doing Business in Victoria Taskforce will assist the Victorian Chamber to further develop business-led policy recommendations that grow the competitiveness of Victoria’s economy and prosperity of its people.

19 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Five tips for self-care coming out of lockdown

Mental health has become one of the most important conversations to have in workplaces over the past two years. The widespread impacts of COVID-19 have moved beyond the health epidemic it began as, with the ongoing consequences morphing into a financial, educational, and mental health crisis that will be felt for years to come as the world moves into recovery mode from the effects of the pandemic.

19 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Globe International: asking the tough questions to support their staff’s mental health

While Globe’s customers are renowned thrill seekers, the specialist apparel, footwear and skateboard manufacturer and distributer isn’t taking any risks with its staff’s mental health.

18 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian Chamber welcomes Roadmap acceleration, but it falls short of where we need to be

Victorians today have been rewarded with further easing of restrictions from 11.59pm on Thursday as the state reaches the 70 per cent double vaccinated rate, with further easing expected shortly after as we power towards the 80 per cent double vaccinated target.

17 October 2021


Gallagher: The new insurer standards for cyber risk cover

Your business is only as cyber secure as the weakest link in your supply chain – and the enormity of this risk is changing the insurance landscape. Learn how to navigate these changes and challenges in this article from Gallagher.

15 October 2021

workplace relations

FWC orders reinstatement of employee after ‘harsh' and 'unfair’ dismissal

A long-standing employee who was dismissed after using a mobile phone while operating a forklift will be reinstated after the Fair Work Commission found his dismissal to be ‘harsh and therefore unfair.’

14 October 2021

trade and exports

Sourcing from China: Top tips for Victorian businesses

While China is an attractive export market for Australia, it also remains the prime sourcing destination for many Australian companies. Finding suppliers is not that hard these days thanks to the internet; however, there are some common pitfalls to watch out for.

13 October 2021


Suburban Rail Loop offering major benefits for Victorians and industry

The Suburban Rail Loop released its Business and Investment Case in August 2021 outlining how it will deliver more jobs, better services, and access to housing as Victoria continues to grow.

12 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

AGL: Keeping the lights on for millions of Australians during COVID-19

From the pre-existing challenges facing Australia’s energy industry to the obstacles the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, AGL has continued to uphold its commitment to keeping the lights on, the gas flowing and providing reliable and affordable energy for millions of Australians.

Fast Five

11 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian Chamber guidance for members on vaccination implications

The Victorian Chamber, in partnership with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has produced an employer guide to Victorian Public Health Orders Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination in the Workplace in response to strong demand from members.

08 October 2021