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13 Jun
Reducing red tape – Where is change needed? We want to hear from you!

Victorian Chamber members consistently tell us that regulation reform is a key priority for their business. As a result of Victorian Chamber’s efforts, specific reforms have been achieved in occupational health and safety, liquor licensing, food handling and other key areas.

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13 Jun
Chief Executive Update – Strong national growth figure masks fragile conditions

The release of Australian National Accounts data showing that the Australian economy – as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) – grew by 4.3 per cent over the past year caught many commentators by surprise.

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14 May
Australian Chambers Business Congress – last chance for early bird discount!

It is the last week to take up the early bird discount offer for the Australian Chambers Business Congress, so get in before this Friday, 18 May, to receive $300 off your ticket price. Victorian Chamber is proud that Victoria is the host state of this prestigious event in 2012, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from 15-17 August.
The Congress presents a not-to-be missed opportunity to learn from world class business leaders right here at home in Victoria.

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14 May
VicHealth seeking submissions for workplace health program tenders

VicHealth is inviting submissions for two tenders in the Creating Healthy Workplaces program: reducing race-based discrimination and supporting cultural diversity in the workplace, and reducing alcohol-related harm in the workplace.

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14 May
What’s in a name? The hard task of naming your business

For entrepreneurs setting up a new business, there are many tasks to manage and complete. One of the hardest can be deciding on a suitable name for your enterprise, as the name can be crucial to its success.
Considering there are about two million businesses registered in Australia, it’s very hard to stand out in a crowd. It’s therefore surprising that, as Wayde Bull writes in the Sydney Morning Herald, 90 per cent of businesses choose a name that literally describes what they do.
A catchy or clever name can differentiate your business from its competitors.

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14 May
A WISE move for employers – helping injured people back into the workforce

Focus on a worker’s skills and experience and not their injury – this is the message an injured truck driver wants to get out to employers looking to hire new staff. Stephen Morgan is urging businesses to consider other employment options after he gained new employment through a WorkSafe program that matches vacancies with workers who cannot return to their old job after suffering an injury.
The 45-year-old Teesdale man still remembers the day his back “just went” two years ago.

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14 May
Business tips – Getting to know your customers

The business world has gone through some amazing changes over the past few decades, but one of the keys to business success remains ever-present – knowing what your customers want and need.

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14 May
Modern retail award appeal dismissed – varied shifts for students allowed

The Federal Court has dismissed a union appeal against a variation of the modern retail award that will allow school students to work shifts of less than three hours, opening up part-time employment opportunities, especially after school hours.
The appeal was dismissed by Justice Richard Tracey, confirming the earlier decision of Fair Work Australia that deemed that the variation to the General Retail Industry Award 2010 was necessary.

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14 May
Victorian Chamber’s Narre Warren office ready to assist you

Calling all businesses in Melbourne’s south east – Victorian Chamber’s dedicated Narre Warren office is our second all-service office in Victoria, with workplace relations and training consultants ready to provide assistance and support.
Victorian Chamber opened the Narre Warren office in November 2011, a significant investment that underpinned our commitment to the region and recognised the need to support businesses on the ground in this key growth corridor.
Located in the Casey Corporate Centre at 58-60 Victor Crescent, the Narre Warren office boasts a full training facility, dedicated workplac

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14 May
Federal Budget Asian focus will drive international tourism investment

Victoria’s peak tourism body, the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), along with the Victoria Events Industry Council (VEIC), have welcomed the Federal Budget announcement of an Asian Marketing Fund that will drive international investment in Victoria.
“The establishment of the Asia Marketing Fund will be a significant move towards increasing trade and tourism relations with countries such as China and India which represent significant growing markets in Victoria,” says VTIC Chief Executive Dianne Smith.
“Unfortunately, some of the gloss of this announcement has

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