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Cross-sector support for Victorian leadership on climate

Six leading organisations representing Victorian workers, business, investors, community and the environment have joined forces for the first time to call for decisive and responsible Victorian Government action on climate change.

18 December 2019

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Statement on Climate Change

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports action on climate change and urges all parties and governments to join business in a bipartisan effort to decarbonise the Australian economy.

06 December 2019

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Ensuring Integrity bill too important to abandon

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the reintroduction of the Fair Work (Ensuring Integrity No. 2) Bill 2019 into the Parliament this morning.

04 December 2019

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Workplace manslaughter law a missed opportunity

A statement from: Mark Stone AM, Chief Executive, Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Stephen Sheridan, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Farmers Federation; Fiona Nield, Executive Director Victoria, Housing Industry Association; Rebecca Casson, Chief Executive Officer, Master Builders Association of Victoria; Tim Piper, Head Victoria, Australian Industry Group

27 November 2019

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Victoria’s health industry poised for further growth according to Victorian Chamber’s Health Industry Taskforce

Victoria has one of the best health systems in the world and the state’s diverse health industry is leading the charge to secure further growth that will benefit all Victorians according to the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Health Industry Taskforce report, Vital to Victoria, released today.

01 November 2019

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Tram strike will harm Victorian economy

Tram strikes threatened by the Rail, Train and Bus Union for 30 August will throw Melbourne’s transport system into chaos, impacting more than 200,000 travellers and forcing them to cancel or postpone their journeys or take other modes of transport.

22 August 2019

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Small business deserves a fair go in Fair Dismissal Code

The Australian Chamber backs the latest call for greater balance in the unfair dismissal system to better support small business owners trying to do the right thing, but who are exposed to costly and time-consuming claims.

07 August 2019

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Australian Chamber welcomes moves to cut red tape

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes today’s announcement that the Productivity Commission will focus on streamlining regulation in the resources sector.

05 August 2019

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Victorian Business congratulates Scott Morrison

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates the Hon Scott Morrison MP and the Liberal National Coalition on their success in the 2019 federal election.

21 May 2019

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State Budget needs to manage sustainable regional growth

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry calls on the Victorian Government to use the 2019-20 State Budget to map out a long-term vision to manage growth in regional Victoria.

State and Federal Budgets

16 May 2019

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State Budget requires a long term vision for Victoria

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry calls on the Victorian Government to use the 2019-20 State Budget to map out a long-term vision for the State, including better integrating infrastructure and land use planning, ensuring expenditure growth does not exceed revenue growth, lifting the moratorium on onshore conventional gas exploration and investing in regional Victoria.

State and Federal Budgets

16 May 2019

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Action required to prevent Victorian gas shortfall

The Australian Energy Market Operator’s latest analysis finds that additional sources of Victorian gas are required to avert a crisis in gas supplies from 2024. The report provides compelling evidence why the government needs to lift the moratorium on conventional onshore gas exploration, set to expire in June 2020.

28 March 2019

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Default energy offer could cut bills for 46,000 Victorian small businesses

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today welcomed a new legislation to establish a default energy offer that could reduce the cost of energy for small businesses across the state.

21 February 2019