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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.

18 December 2020

economy

VIDEO: The strategies every business need to survive a crisis

As businesses breathe a sigh of relief that 2020 has come to an end, Roger Perry - CEO of Bevington Group, explains why the COVID-19 crisis is far from over and reveals how your business can adapt.

18 December 2020

education and training

How 2020 has changed the business landscape forever

VCCI discusses with Andrew Dean, DB Results’ Co-Chief Executive Officer, the changing landscape of running a business and what it’s going to take to thrive in this digital evolution.

17 December 2020

economy

Funding to help businesses lower energy bills now available

The Business Recovery Energy Efficiency Fund (BREEF) is now open to Victorian businesses, but you will need to register quickly as applications for phase 1 close on 31 December 2020.

16 December 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Employers reminded to celebrate the end of 2020 safely

End-of-year work celebrations are likely to be very different this year as employers face new risks and challenges to provide a safe environment for their staff.

15 December 2020

education and training

Fast Five: how genU is staying focused on what matters most

2020 has been the hardest year aged care service providers have had to endure, but no matter the scale of the obstacles that stood in Clare Amies’ way, genU’s CEO has risen to the challenge.

Fast Five

14 December 2020

workplace relations

Enforceable undertaking issued to self-reporting employer for underpayments

With payment of wages being in the media recently, sparked by recent large-scale, multi-million-dollar underpayments claims, it is increasingly important to understand your business’ obligations.

13 December 2020

workplace relations

November brings numerous modern award changes

November was a busy month for the Fair Work Commission with several decisions resulting in many modern awards being changed more than once.

13 December 2020

workplace relations

What the Industrial Relations Omnibus Bill means for your business

Tabled by the Industrial Relations Minister in Federal Parliament, the proposed changes to Australia’s workplace laws will have a major and lasting impact on our workforce and businesses.

11 December 2020

economy

Omnibus Bill provides clarity, flexibility and jobs stimulus

The Industrial Relations Omnibus Bill, tabled in Federal Parliament today, will improve clarity and flexibility for both employers and employees and stimulate job creation in our state.

09 December 2020

workplace relations

False, misleading records fail to fool Fair Work Ombudsman

An accountancy firm has been ordered to pay penalties after providing the Fair Work Ombudsman with false records and covering up underpayments for their client.

09 December 2020

economy

Victorian Chamber voices concern over credit rating downgrade

S&P Global Ratings has today announced the reduction of Victoria’s credit rating level from AAA to AA.

08 December 2020

education and training

Government unveils findings of education pathways review

Following months of feedback and consultations with our members, VCCI’s Policy and Advocacy Team has helped shape the future of Victoria’s education system for students and businesses.

08 December 2020

economy

Bring on a COVIDSafe Summer to stimulate seasonal trade

Victorian businesses are today celebrating our state’s progression to a COVIDSafe Summer, the final step in Victoria’s Roadmap to Reopening.

06 December 2020

ceo update

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.

04 December 2020

health safety and wellbeing

FWC backs staff who walked from site over COVID-19 risk

The Fair Work Commission has ordered an employer to pay their staff who refused to attend work after multiple colleagues tested positive for COVID-19.

04 December 2020