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Chief Executive Update 12 February

Today is Groundhog Day for Victorian businesses. I know you are all feeling anxious and frustrated as another COVID-19 outbreak from hotel quarantine in Victoria has led to the State Government announcing a five-day lockdown to come into effect from 11.59pm tonight, Friday 12 February 2021.

30 July 2021

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Chief Executive Update 26 February

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s State Government announcement that Victoria will return to COVID Safe Summer settings that were in place at Christmas time from 11.59pm tonight.

30 July 2021

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Chief Executive Update 10 March

I hope you took some time out over the long weekend to pause and reflect on the importance of International Women’s Day on Monday.

30 July 2021

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Chief Executive Update 24 March

Victoria is getting its swagger back! I was excited to speak to the media yesterday on the State Government’s announcement of a further easing of restrictions, giving Victorians the signal of confidence we have been waiting for.

30 July 2021

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Chief Executive Update 21 April

It was encouraging to see the Federal Government revive the National Cabinet this week to address the issues with the vaccine rollout, bringing the states and territories together to find the best path forward.

30 July 2021

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Chief Executive Update 7 April

I hope your Easter Break was a good one. I know many of you are nervous around the recommencement of hotel quarantine on Thursday. Put simply, it is essential this time around the State Government gets the hotel quarantine system right.

30 July 2021

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Chief Executive Update 21 May

It is the Victorian Chamber’s goal to make Victoria the best place in Australia to live, work, learn, and operate a business. Our message is simple - business is not only the engine room of the economy, they’re also the heart of our communities.

30 July 2021

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Chief Executive Update 5 May

The countdown is on to our Victoria Summit Vision Day! Today we officially launched our first major Summit event coming up on 28 May where attendees will come together to map out a bold new vision for Victoria.

30 July 2021

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Chief Executive Update 2 June

I know this is a tough time for many of you who will feel shattered by the extension of the fourth lockdown Victoria has endured since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

30 July 2021

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Chief Executive Update 20 November

The sun is certainly shining on Victoria in more ways than one this week with another perfect record of no COVID-19 cases and deaths to make it 21 days in a row of double zeros.

30 July 2021

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Chief Executive Update 6 November

I cannot wait for Sunday when I expect Victoria becomes a whole state again. We’ve worked extremely hard to suppress the second wave of COVID-19 and now we can get on with our state’s rebuild.

30 July 2021

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Chief Executive Update 18 December

There is no simple way to describe the year that was 2020. From drought, to bushfires, to the COVID-19 pandemic, we experienced loss and hurt while also ending with a sense of hope.

30 July 2021

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Chief Executive Update 4 December

We have come so far this year and as we enter the final few weeks of 2020 it is abundantly clear that we deserve a COVID Safe Summer.

30 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Swinburne University research aims to understand organisational practices and priorities in workplace

Swinburne University is calling on employees to participate in a research survey to understand how employees feel their employers are contributing to a mentally healthy workplace.

30 July 2021

workplace relations

Workplace Relations Updates: Return to the office policies, wage increases and superannuation changes

From an increase to minimum wages, rising superannuation contributions, to return to work policies - here is everything that has changed, and what your business needs to know.

29 July 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work Commission awards axed mushroom picker with maximum compensation

The Fair Work Comission has ordered a business to pay a former employee nearly $20,000 after they were sacked for failing to return a knife used to harvest mushrooms.

29 July 2021