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Victorian Chamber welcomes new leader of the Opposition

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates the Hon Michael O’Brien MP on his appointment as Parliamentary Leader of the Victorian Liberal Party.

07 December 2018

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Business welcomes Premier Andrews

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates the Hon Daniel Andrews MP and the Victorian Labor party on their success in the 2018 state election.

29 November 2018

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Victorian Chamber welcomes Andrews' cabinet

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the Andrews Government’s new cabinet and congratulates the Government for its decision to appoint 50 per cent women to cabinet positions.

29 November 2018

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Resignation of the Hon Matthew Guy MP

On behalf of Victoria’s businesses, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry acknowledges the service of the Hon Matthew Guy MP to Victoria.

28 November 2018

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Vote for a party that backs Victorian business

On November 24, Victorians will choose who will govern for the next four years. Whether its incumbent Daniel Andrews or Opposition Leader Matthew Guy, whoever wins the State Election must ensure Victoria can live up to its reputation as a great place to live, work and do business.

22 November 2018

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Coalition commits to Bay Plan

Port Phillip Bay is set to enjoy a range of improvements under a commitment by the Coalition to develop a Bay Plan.

19 November 2018

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Coalition announces $1 billion boost to regional business

Regional businesses will benefit from today’s Liberal Nationals Coalition announcement to provide $125 million a year over eight years for grants for projects that will grow jobs in regional Victoria.

14 November 2018

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Commitment for new V/Locity carriages – a win for local jobs

Geelong and Ballarat lines will welcome extra 54 V/Locity carriages, as the Andrews Government announces that if re-elected, it will commit $340 million for 18 new trains for two of the state's busiest regional lines.

14 November 2018

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Businesses are missing out - let's ignite collaboration

Australia is last on the list of OECD countries when we measure business-research collaboration.

02 November 2018

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Geelong City Deal commitments a big win for Victoria

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) welcome the Morrison Government’s announcement of funding for the Geelong City Deal, including upgrades to the Shipwreck Coast and the Geelong Convention Centre.

29 October 2018

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Anti-business sentiment is a bad deal for Victoria - Opinion piece by Chief Executive, Mark Stone AM

Shop floors around Victoria risk becoming battlegrounds if the current anti-business approach continues. Instead of being able to grow jobs in Victoria through more cooperation between businesses and employees, the Victorian business community finds itself under attack from unions and confronted by a spate of new and unwelcomed industrial relations laws. Among them are changes to portable long service leave, and labour hire licensing.

23 October 2018

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Grand Final holiday misses the mark

Thousands of businesses will face a huge bill to pay their staff not to come to work this Friday, as the AFL grand final eve public holiday remains part of Victoria’s calendar.

27 September 2018

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Victoria now worst performer on payroll tax threshold

Victorian small businesses are paying a tax they wouldn’t have to pay if they were operating anywhere else in Australia. Victoria’s $650,000 payroll tax threshold is now the worst in the nation, after South Australia’s recent payroll tax cut.

12 September 2018

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New renewable generation to benefit business, create jobs

Victorian consumers will benefit from a massive injection of new electricity generation with 900 megawatts of new capacity, enough to power 650,000 homes, to be built across the state.

11 September 2018

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Gearing up to improve Victoria's transport system

The Victorian Government will have a suite of effective and integrated transport solutions available to improve Victoria’s transport system, after today’s release of the Victorian Chamber’s Transport Taskforce Report: Gearing up for Success.

03 July 2018

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Labor to cost labour hire industry

Victorian businesses operating in the labour hire industry will be confronted with extra costs under the Andrews Labor Government’s new Labour Hire Licensing Act 2018.

21 June 2018