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Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards showcases businesses excelling in COVIDSafe practices

After enduring the world’s longest lockdown and inconsistent periods of extended closures, Victorian businesses are ready to leave the last two, difficult years behind them as they begin reopening under COVID-Normal conditions.

28 October 2021

member stories

CareSuper: Four ways super has changed for employers this year

2021 has seen many developments for business, including some of the most significant superannuation reforms since 1992. In this article, Victorian Chamber trusted partner CareSuper outlines this year’s major super changes and what they could mean for you and your business.

28 October 2021

workplace relations

How to plan for an end-of-year work function and minimise the risks

With vaccination numbers increasing daily and lockdown lifting, businesses are starting to consider what an end-of-year celebration may look like in 2021. It is expected many will take the opportunity to catch-up in-person, either on the worksite or by supporting their local restaurants or pubs.

27 October 2021

covid 19

The Victorian Chamber's tips for handling vaccination certificates

With the hospitality and retail sectors in the process of reopening their doors and workplaces welcoming staff back to their offices in coming weeks, focus has shifted to how businesses should request and handle COVID-19 vaccine certificates and vaccination information.

25 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian business gets the green light for a spectacular summer

The State Government has today given the green light for all Victorian businesses to welcome back customers and staff from 6pm on Friday, 29 October as we prepare to hit the 80 per cent fully vaccinated target. Importantly, once we hit the 90 per cent vaccinated target there will be only minimal restrictions in place, meaning it will be a spectacular summer.

24 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian customers are Safe In Our Hands as Victoria opens up

The Victorian Chamber is today launching Safe In Our Hands, a campaign designed to reinforce that the business community is ready to welcome back customers and clients in a COVIDSafe manner.

22 October 2021

covid 19

Victorians are Safe In Our Hands as the state opens up

We have been through a lot, but we’re ready to do what we love again. Victorians are safe in our hands.

21 October 2021

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 20 October 2021

Sunday was a good day for most when we heard the State Government’s roadmap had been bought forward. I cannot wait to see the smiles on the faces of business owners, staff and customers when we start to emerge from lockdown in Metropolitan Melbourne this week.

20 October 2021

covid 19

Managing Difficult Customers During the Pandemic – Register now!

Victorians have been rewarded with further easing of restrictions after hitting the state’s 70 per cent double vaccination target ahead of schedule. As businesses reopen, they will need to be prepared to manage any conflict that may arise due to overseeing and enforcing COVIDSafe requirements. Learn how we can assist via our new training course.

19 October 2021

policy and advocacy

Take our survey and help inform the cost and ease of doing business in Victoria

The Cost of Doing Business in Victoria Taskforce will assist the Victorian Chamber to further develop business-led policy recommendations that grow the competitiveness of Victoria’s economy and prosperity of its people.

19 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Five tips for self-care coming out of lockdown

Mental health has become one of the most important conversations to have in workplaces over the past two years. The widespread impacts of COVID-19 have moved beyond the health epidemic it began as, with the ongoing consequences morphing into a financial, educational, and mental health crisis that will be felt for years to come as the world moves into recovery mode from the effects of the pandemic.

19 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Globe International: asking the tough questions to support their staff’s mental health

While Globe’s customers are renowned thrill seekers, the specialist apparel, footwear and skateboard manufacturer and distributer isn’t taking any risks with its staff’s mental health.

18 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian Chamber welcomes Roadmap acceleration, but it falls short of where we need to be

Victorians today have been rewarded with further easing of restrictions from 11.59pm on Thursday as the state reaches the 70 per cent double vaccinated rate, with further easing expected shortly after as we power towards the 80 per cent double vaccinated target.

17 October 2021

innovation

Gallagher: The new insurer standards for cyber risk cover

Your business is only as cyber secure as the weakest link in your supply chain – and the enormity of this risk is changing the insurance landscape. Learn how to navigate these changes and challenges in this article from Gallagher.

15 October 2021

workplace relations

FWC orders reinstatement of employee after ‘harsh' and 'unfair’ dismissal

A long-standing employee who was dismissed after using a mobile phone while operating a forklift will be reinstated after the Fair Work Commission found his dismissal to be ‘harsh and therefore unfair.’

14 October 2021

trade and exports

Sourcing from China: Top tips for Victorian businesses

While China is an attractive export market for Australia, it also remains the prime sourcing destination for many Australian companies. Finding suppliers is not that hard these days thanks to the internet; however, there are some common pitfalls to watch out for.

13 October 2021


covid 19

Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards showcases businesses excelling in COVIDSafe practices

28 October 2021

member stories

CareSuper: Four ways super has changed for employers this year

28 October 2021

workplace relations

How to plan for an end-of-year work function and minimise the risks

27 October 2021

covid 19

The Victorian Chamber's tips for handling vaccination certificates

25 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian business gets the green light for a spectacular summer

24 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian customers are Safe In Our Hands as Victoria opens up

22 October 2021

covid 19

Victorians are Safe In Our Hands as the state opens up

21 October 2021

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 20 October 2021

20 October 2021

covid 19

Managing Difficult Customers During the Pandemic – Register now!

19 October 2021

policy and advocacy

Take our survey and help inform the cost and ease of doing business in Victoria

19 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Five tips for self-care coming out of lockdown

19 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Globe International: asking the tough questions to support their staff’s mental health

18 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian Chamber welcomes Roadmap acceleration, but it falls short of where we need to be

17 October 2021

innovation

Gallagher: The new insurer standards for cyber risk cover

15 October 2021

workplace relations

FWC orders reinstatement of employee after ‘harsh' and 'unfair’ dismissal

14 October 2021

trade and exports

Sourcing from China: Top tips for Victorian businesses

13 October 2021