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Additional 27 VLocity diesel railcars to be built in Victoria

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce are pleased that an additional 27 VLocity diesel multiple unit railcars will be built in Victoria.

22 December 2017

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Victorian Chamber expects compliance with Supreme Court order to end blockade at Webb Dock

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry expects an immediate end to illegal industrial action at Melbourne’s docks impacting thousands of businesses.

13 December 2017

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Victorian Infrastructure Plan

The Victorian Government recently released the Victorian Infrastructure Plan, its response to Infrastructure Victoria’s inaugural 30-year infrastructure strategy.

10 November 2017

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Grand Final eve public holiday will hit businesses hard

Thousands of businesses are facing a huge bill to pay people not to come to work on Friday’s Grand Final eve public holiday, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today.

27 September 2017

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Victoria tastes victory at national food awards

As a proud sponsor of this year’s Australian Food Awards, the Victorian Chamber congratulates Dooley’s Ice Cream on being awarded the Champion Dairy Trophy.

08 September 2017

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Small cleaning businesses will struggle to survive

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is deeply concerned about the impact new school cleaning contracts will have on small cleaning businesses in Victoria.

05 September 2017

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Employers face extra costs, excessive admin under proposed changes to long service leave

The proposed new Long Service Leave Bill 2017 will disadvantage employers and create a significant administration burden for businesses, according to the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

18 August 2017

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No more delays on Queen Victoria Market Renewal Program

The approved Queen Victoria Market Renewal Program must urgently proceed if we are to maintain one of Melbourne’s most loved tourist attractions and a vibrant part of the CBD precinct, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today.

16 August 2017

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Victorian Chamber welcomes expanded Investment Attraction and Assistance Program

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement of an expanded Investment Attraction and Assistance Program to secure more global investment in Victoria.

16 August 2017

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Skills shortages in Australian workforce filled by poaching and training, more than overseas workers

More than a quarter of Victorian businesses affected by changes to 457 Visas for foreign workers say they will look to employ Australian workers, a survey by the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry indicates.

19 July 2017

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Federal Budget provides infrastructure boost to Victoria

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes major investment in Victorian infrastructure in the 2017-18 Federal Budget

State and Federal Budgets

10 May 2017

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Victorian Chamber welcomes funding for first stage of Shepparton Bypass

The 2017-18 Victorian Budget’s allocation of $10.2 million to plan and undertake preconstruction works for the first stage of the 36km Shepparton Bypass

06 May 2017

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Victorian Chamber welcomes funding for Mordialloc Bypass

The Victorian Chamber welcomes the announcement of $300 million to fund the Mordialloc Bypass

05 May 2017

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Warrnambool to benefit from the 2017-18 Victorian Budget

Warrnambool businesses will benefit from the major funding in the Victorian Budget of $100 million in rail upgrades to the run more services.

05 May 2017

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Warrnambool to benefit from the 2017-18 Victorian Budget

Warrnambool businesses will benefit from the major funding in the Victorian Budget of $100 million in rail upgrades to the run more services.

04 May 2017

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Victorian Chamber welcomes Victorian Apprenticeship and Traineeship Taskforce

Announcement of a focused taskforce to review barriers and opportunities to the uptake of apprenticeships and traineeships in Victoria

04 May 2017