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Dismissal by phone not recommended, but unfair dismissal claim remains unsuccessful

Informing an employee of their dismissal in any manner other than a face-to-face meeting has been deemed inappropriate by the Fair Work Commission (the “Commission”). In a recent case, a beauty therapist was informed of her dismissal by phone. Whilst the Commission ultimately rejected the unfair dismissal claim, it was made clear “informing an employee of their dismissal by phone, text or email” was an inappropriate means “of conveying decision which has such serious ramifications for an employee”. This is an important and clear message.


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Local business first Bill means more work for Victorian businesses

Victorian businesses are set to benefit from a new Bill introduced into Parliament that will mandate minimum local content on major Victorian projects and the use of local apprentices, trainees and cadets.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Mark Stone AM welcomed the announcement and highlighted the importance of using government expenditure to boost demand from local businesses.


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From the Chief Executive

As the festive season is well and truly upon us, I am sure many of you are enjoying catching up with your colleagues and contacts at functions and celebrating the end of a productive year. Here at the Victorian Chamber, we are also reflecting on the past 12 months.

We have evaluated our big wins for Victorian businesses and celebrated what they will mean for our state economy. 


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