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policy and advocacy

Have your say and influence the future of Victoria’s visitor economy

The Victorian Chamber is seeking to secure better business conditions for our members in the tourism, accommodation and events sectors. Have your say by completing our quick, 10-minute survey and help us develop a viable vision for Victoria's visitor economy.

01 December 2021

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 1 December

Just when we thought it was smooth sailing, we’ve hit a slight bump with the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron. I know many of you may be experiencing familiar feelings of anxiousness this week with the news of Omicron emerging across the world and here in Australia.

01 December 2021

workplace relations

Five tips to help you prepare for, respond to and manage the ‘Great Resignation’

There has been a substantial increase in staff turnover around the world as restrictions ease and employees have been able to return to the workplace. Here are some simple tips to help ensure your business can adapt and tackle the great resignation head on.

01 December 2021

workplace relations

Putting wage underpayments and the FWO approach under the microscope

As many businesses continue to grapple with the complex laws around wages, mistakes can easily be made and quickly add up to substantial underpayments.

29 November 2021

member stories

Moving Mindz: Helping businesses understand the mental health climate of their workforce

While there has been a growing focus to better understand mental health and improve outcomes in recent years, COVID-19 accelerated that shift as the pandemic took a significant toll on society’s physical and psychological health. Moving Mindz has crucial task of studying the broader implications of mental health trends to help clients improve workplace practices and cultures.

Fast Five

26 November 2021

chief executive update

All rests on our health system

Hindsight is a funny thing. Had we known the COVID-19 wrecking ball was coming for us, we would have ducked for cover. We can’t use that excuse anymore.

25 November 2021

regional business

Latest regional tourism project grants up for grabs

Businesses in the tourism sector with project ideas to bolster the state’s visitor economy are encouraged to apply for the latest round of Victorian Government funding – as Chamber member Dal Zotto Wines outlines how a grant helped propel its business growth.

25 November 2021

workplace relations

Unlawfully stood down worker loses compensation battle

The Fair Work Commission has refused to award compensation to a hotel worker who would not agree to a temporary reduction in hours, despite finding that she was unlawfully stood down. The Commission maintained she failed to “share the burden of the pandemic.”

24 November 2021

policy and advocacy

Hospitality and Manufacturing sectors – have your say on Victoria’s waste and recycling plan

The Victorian Government is undertaking reform to improve its waste and recycling process and adopt circular economy policies and principles. Announced last year, 'Recycling Victoria: A new economy' is the 10-year policy and action plan that will reduce waste, increase recycling and create more value from our resources. The Victorian Chamber encourages members in the manufacturing and hospitality industries to have their say on the reform by completing a short survey.

24 November 2021