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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

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

infrastructure

Suburban Rail Loop offering major benefits for Victorians and industry

The Suburban Rail Loop released its Business and Investment Case in August 2021 outlining how it will deliver more jobs, better services, and access to housing as Victoria continues to grow.

12 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

AGL: Keeping the lights on for millions of Australians during COVID-19

From the pre-existing challenges facing Australia’s energy industry to the obstacles the COVID-19 pandemic has presented, AGL has continued to uphold its commitment to keeping the lights on, the gas flowing and providing reliable and affordable energy for millions of Australians.

Fast Five

11 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian Chamber guidance for members on vaccination implications

The Victorian Chamber, in partnership with the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has produced an employer guide to Victorian Public Health Orders Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination in the Workplace in response to strong demand from members.

08 October 2021

education and training

SummerTech LIVE program returns to tackle digital tech problems

Do you have a technology problem that you desperately want to solve but don’t know the personnel or resource to do it? Then read on because the SummerTech LIVE program could be the answer you are looking for.

07 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Recent changes to OHS and other related legislation

The Occupational Health and Safety and other Legislation Amendment Act of 2021 became law as of Wednesday 22 September. Here’s what you need to know.

06 October 2021

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 6 October 2021

October is finally here, and we are three weeks or less from hitting the 70 per cent target to start the reopening. It’s within sight now, and we can finally start to think about waving goodbye to lockdowns forever. The Victorian Chamber is continuing our push for the State Government to revise openings at both the 70 and 80 per cent targets.

06 October 2021

chief executive update

Opinion piece by Chief Executive Paul Guerra: Jab orders needed to get us moving

Businesses and workers have sacrificed, suffered and done their bit to protect us all from COVID-19. They stayed closed, in some cases without work, pivoted their services to keep Victorians employed and many lost what they had spent years building. Businesses across the State are in crisis.

05 October 2021

workplace relations

Fundamental five: Common mistakes made by businesses when engaging and managing a casual workforce

Casual employment can provide much needed flexibility for businesses, enabling them to quickly expand their workforce to meet demand. However, any business relying on casual labour shouldn’t look at it as a quick fix. Getting it right takes planning, paperwork and proactive management.

04 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

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

infrastructure

Suburban Rail Loop offering major benefits for Victorians and industry

12 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

AGL: Keeping the lights on for millions of Australians during COVID-19

Fast Five

11 October 2021

covid 19

Victorian Chamber guidance for members on vaccination implications

08 October 2021

education and training

SummerTech LIVE program returns to tackle digital tech problems

07 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Recent changes to OHS and other related legislation

06 October 2021

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 6 October 2021

06 October 2021

chief executive update

Opinion piece by Chief Executive Paul Guerra: Jab orders needed to get us moving

05 October 2021

workplace relations

Fundamental five: Common mistakes made by businesses when engaging and managing a casual workforce

04 October 2021