News and media

health safety and wellbeing

How the RFDS is spreading their wings beyond the airfield

Scott Chapman, Chief Executive of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic brought a tough year, but a transformative one for health services.

Fast Five

22 March 2021

federal government

Federal Parliament pass historic changes to Fair Work Act

Amendments to the Fair Work Act have passed both houses of Federal Parliament, bringing significant changes for the rights of casual workers and the businesses who employ them.

23 March 2021

economy

New Victorian COVIDSafe settings boost confidence

The State Government has today given Victorians the signal of confidence we’ve been waiting for with the announcement of a further easing of restrictions from 6pm on Friday, 26 March.

23 March 2021

chief executive update

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.

24 March 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Supporting young workers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic

EML and the Victorian Chamber have partnered since 2016 to promote the health and safety of young workers. In a challenging landscape, young workers need our support now more than ever.

25 March 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

policy and advocacy

Victorian Chamber hosts Victorian Shadow Cabinet

With newly-relaxed restrictions, the VCCI hosted the Victorian Leader of the Opposition, The Hon. Michael O’Brien MP, together with the Shadow Cabinet and business leaders in our CBD offices.

29 March 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work grants employee a 45-day extension to lodge claim

Finding an employee was ‘not well served' by his lawyers, the Fair Work Commission has allowed an unfair dismissal claim to be lodged more than two months after being fired.

30 March 2021

education and training

Academics, advice and alliances key to VU’s ‘tradition of excellence’

Victoria University’s newly-appointed Vice-Chancellor and President discusses what the education institution is doing differently to be hailed Australia’s top ranked university for employability skills.

Fast Five

06 April 2021

chief executive update

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.

07 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Why a train driver was fired after leaving his boss a voicemail

While operating a train travelling at 21 kilometres per hour, an employee called his boss to ask for a day off. What he didn’t realise at the time, he just gave his employer grounds for dismissal.

07 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Partners in wellbeing: Supporting Victorian businesses in hard times

In partnership with the VCCI, the Partners in Wellbeing program offers free, confidential counselling to businesses who have been heavily impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

08 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

The work-related factors that matter most to Victorian employees

While every business faces different challenges, a pulse check survey of Victorian employees has shone a light on where Victorian employers perform well, and where improvements can be made.

13 April 2021

economy

Victorian Chamber calls for consolidation Budget

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is advocating for a consolidation budget that will provide the ideal support for Victoria to once again become the engine room of the Australian economy.

State and Federal Budgets

14 April 2021

economy

State Budget submission 2021-22: Victoria to ‘reset and recalibrate’

Enabling, growing, and improving the ease of doing business in Victoria are the cornerstones of the Victorian Chamber’s submission to the Victorian government ahead of the 2021-22 State Budget.

State and Federal Budgets

14 April 2021

workplace relations

FWC decision reminds businesses to follow proper dismissal process

Despite a business citing several reasons for dismissing a casual employee during a lockdown period, the Fair Work Commission says the business’ conduct was "harsh, unjust, and unreasonable”.

15 April 2021


health safety and wellbeing

How the RFDS is spreading their wings beyond the airfield

Fast Five

22 March 2021

federal government

Federal Parliament pass historic changes to Fair Work Act

23 March 2021

economy

New Victorian COVIDSafe settings boost confidence

23 March 2021

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 24 March

24 March 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Supporting young workers hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic

25 March 2021

economy

Breaking the skills shortage barrier for Australian businesses

26 March 2021

policy and advocacy

Victorian Chamber hosts Victorian Shadow Cabinet

29 March 2021

workplace relations

Fair Work grants employee a 45-day extension to lodge claim

30 March 2021

education and training

Academics, advice and alliances key to VU’s ‘tradition of excellence’

Fast Five

06 April 2021

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 7 April

07 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Why a train driver was fired after leaving his boss a voicemail

07 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Partners in wellbeing: Supporting Victorian businesses in hard times

08 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

The work-related factors that matter most to Victorian employees

13 April 2021

economy

Victorian Chamber calls for consolidation Budget

State and Federal Budgets

14 April 2021

economy

State Budget submission 2021-22: Victoria to ‘reset and recalibrate’

State and Federal Budgets

14 April 2021

workplace relations

FWC decision reminds businesses to follow proper dismissal process

15 April 2021