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trade and exports

How businesses can hire overseas workers in Victoria

A person can legally work in Australia if they are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid visa with permission to work. The Victorian Chamber can help businesses recruit overseas workers and fulfil their legal obligations.

23 December 2021

covid 19

Masks return for indoor settings amid rising COVID-19 transmission

The Victorian Government has reintroduced the indoor mask mandate as COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

23 December 2021

workplace relations

Get ready for the new year and reset your HR approach for 2022

The beginning of the year is the ideal opportunity to reassess your HR documentation and organisational strategy. This can include employment contracts, resetting expectations about standards of behaviour and revising working arrangements. In 2022, be proactive and confident to recast your existing approach with a new strategy.

23 December 2021

innovation

The crisis isn’t COVID anymore, by Elaine Smart – Management Consultant, Senior Executive, FSI Banking at DB Results

The need to be fast, agile and ahead of the curve on all levels of customer service is no longer a ‘nice idea,’ it’s a business imperative. This tipping point has created an abundance of work for IT teams in Australia and around the globe, and a backlog of work that needs to be delivered now, not next year. If you, like so many companies, didn’t jump early into this digital race, how do you catch up? While I’m here to advise Australian organisations (small, medium or large) on how to do this, you must first understand that the crisis isn’t over.  

21 December 2021

covid 19

Finalists announced for Victorian CovidSafe Business Awards

The Victorian Chamber – in partnership with the Victorian Government Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions – is proud to announce ten deserving finalists in the Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards.

21 December 2021

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 21 December

Well, we made it through, and Christmas is now on our doorstep.

21 December 2021

covid 19

Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards finalists announced

10 finalists across three categories have been announced as part of the Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards, created to recognise industry leaders who have been exemplars in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and have demonstrated innovative and commendable safety and compliance strategies and measures.

21 December 2021

covid 19

Support to continue after Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme ends

The Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme is ending on 15 January 2022. Although eligible tenants will no longer be entitled to rent relief after this date, tenants and landlords will still have access to support via the Victorian Small Business Commission.

20 December 2021

member stories

Aurecon partners with CSIRO to help fight future pandemics

Melbourne is leading the charge for Australia in the medtech, biotech and pharmaceutical industries with the recent announcements of the Monash University Smart Manufacturing Hub to deliver Australia’s first mRNA vaccine for clinical trials, the new Australian Institute of Infectious Disease in the Parkville Biomedical precinct, and the latest partnership with Moderna to manufacture its mRNA vaccine in Melbourne.

Member Stories

20 December 2021

innovation

auDA Report: Positive impact of Internet dampened by cybersecurity fears

Industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain, auDA, has released its inaugural Digital Lives of Australians 2021 Report. The report finds Australian consumers and small businesses benefit immensely from the Internet, but cybersecurity threats continue to pose a huge concern.

17 December 2021

covid 19

Masks to stay under latest COVID-19 rules

Customers and staff will still be required to wear face masks in many indoor settings while some vaccination mandates will ease under new COVID-19 regulations that the Victorian Government announced today.

15 December 2021

policy and advocacy

Have your voice heard to help shape a business-first election agenda

The Victorian Chamber is engaging with members to develop a business-first agenda for the 2022 Federal and State Elections.

15 December 2021

education and training

Looking after mental health: Free awareness training for apprentices

For 23 years, the Australian Government has contracted the Victorian Chamber to deliver a suite of services and support through the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) at no cost to employers and individuals across Victoria.

14 December 2021

health safety and wellbeing

WorkSafe Victoria introduces provisional payments to support workers with a mental injury

On 1 July this year, WorkSafe Victoria introduced provisional payments to provide better support for workers with a mental injury. Eligible workers and volunteers who submit a mental injury claim can now access provisional payments for reasonable treatment and services while their claim is being determined.

14 December 2021

education and training

Educational experiences for school children given a boost under new State Government initiative

Thousands of businesses providing educational experiences for Victorian schoolchildren will be given a boost under the Victorian Government’s $112.9 million Positive Start in 2022 initiative. The funding, announced by Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Education James Merlino, aims to get children back enjoying the experiences they missed out on during Victoria’s lockdowns in 2020 and 2021.

08 December 2021

covid 19

‘Peace of mind’ for events industry under State Government’s restart package and Australian-first insurance scheme

As Victoria emerges from COVID-19, the State Government has bolstered the confidence of organisers of creative, sporting, business and community events to plan and stage events with an interruption insurance scheme and restart package.

08 December 2021


trade and exports

How businesses can hire overseas workers in Victoria

23 December 2021

covid 19

Masks return for indoor settings amid rising COVID-19 transmission

23 December 2021

workplace relations

Get ready for the new year and reset your HR approach for 2022

23 December 2021

innovation

The crisis isn’t COVID anymore, by Elaine Smart – Management Consultant, Senior Executive, FSI Banking at DB Results

21 December 2021

covid 19

Finalists announced for Victorian CovidSafe Business Awards

21 December 2021

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 21 December

21 December 2021

covid 19

Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards finalists announced

21 December 2021

covid 19

Support to continue after Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme ends

20 December 2021

member stories

Aurecon partners with CSIRO to help fight future pandemics

Member Stories

20 December 2021

innovation

auDA Report: Positive impact of Internet dampened by cybersecurity fears

17 December 2021

covid 19

Masks to stay under latest COVID-19 rules

15 December 2021

policy and advocacy

Have your voice heard to help shape a business-first election agenda

15 December 2021

education and training

Looking after mental health: Free awareness training for apprentices

14 December 2021

health safety and wellbeing

WorkSafe Victoria introduces provisional payments to support workers with a mental injury

14 December 2021

education and training

Educational experiences for school children given a boost under new State Government initiative

08 December 2021

covid 19

‘Peace of mind’ for events industry under State Government’s restart package and Australian-first insurance scheme

08 December 2021