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economy

No rate hike for 2022/23 WorkCover premiums

Victorian Government announces no increase in premiums for the 2022/23 year to help business recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

27 May 2022

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 25 May 2022

After six weeks of campaigning, Australians have elected our 31st Prime Minister. The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party on their victory and we look forward to a strong and productive relationship with the incoming Federal Government.

25 May 2022

state government

Don’t miss your chance to nominate for the 2022 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards

The Victorian Chamber is delighted to be the delivery partner for the 2022 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards and encourages manufacturing businesses to nominate before the Tuesday 31 May deadline.

25 May 2022

education and training

New cyber alerts to IT providers and their customers

Small and medium businesses should take steps to ensure their IT systems are secure after the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and international partners warned IT service providers of attacks targeting them and their customer networks.

25 May 2022

workplace relations

Employee threatened and dismissed after seeking underpayments

A private golf club and its owner are being sued by a former sales representative who alleges she was sacked after requesting back-payment for unpaid commission.

24 May 2022

federal government

New scheme to employ mature age Australians in your industry

The Federal Government is calling on small businesses to help close employment barriers for mature age workers who can bring extensive knowledge, life skills and work experience to your workplace.

18 May 2022

trade and exports

Australia-Vietnam vocational education industry dialogue

Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system is internationally recognised as one of the best in the world, most notably for its responsiveness to industry needs and flexibility of delivery.

18 May 2022

member stories

Gallagher: empowering clients to handle risk

Founded by Arthur J. Gallagher in Chicago in 1927, today the eponymous insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting firm operates in more than 60 countries. In Australia it is the chosen partner for more than 130,000 businesses, from small enterprises to multinational corporations and iconic brands. 

18 May 2022

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 18 May 2022

Australians will go to the polls this Saturday after what will have been an exhaustive 40-day federal election campaign. A record 4.34 million Victorians will cast their vote, with thousands already having voted through postal voting or one of the early voting centres which opened last week.

18 May 2022

workplace relations

FWC increases family and domestic violence paid leave

On 16 May 2022 the Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a decision as part of its ongoing review of Modern Award entitlements, including in relation to Family and Domestic Violence (FDV) leave.

18 May 2022

workplace relations

Grievance and conflict resolution in the workplace

Workplace investigations can be time-consuming and costly for businesses, especially if the grievance could have been resolved by an informal approach.

17 May 2022

member stories

Have your say on Melbourne Airport’s third runway plans

With consultation on Melbourne Airport’s Third Runway closing this month, Victorian Chamber members are encouraged to provide feedback and support on the Draft Plan.

13 May 2022

policy and advocacy

Support for small business to improve ventilation

To reduce the risk of COVID-19, the Victorian Government’s Small Business Ventilation Program is offering support to small businesses to improve ventilation in areas accessible to customers.

12 May 2022

workplace relations

Top tips to ensure your business remains HR compliant

Human resources compliance has been in the spotlight at both a state and federal level. Businesses want to do the right thing but navigating the complex workplace relations system is an ongoing challenge.

11 May 2022

member stories

Fruit2Work: a fruitful partnership creating chances

Rob Brown says one of the most common misconceptions he encounters in his role at Fruit2Work is that former prison inmates can’t be trusted and need to be managed more closely than other employees.

Member Stories

10 May 2022

economy

Grants to help propel your business in 2022

As we know, it’s been a challenging two years for many businesses in Victoria. The good news is there is a range of assistance available through various State or Commonwealth programs to help your business as we move out of the pandemic.

10 May 2022


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