News 22 November 2019

From the Chief Executive 22 November 2019

This week’s update includes the announcement of our new President Karyn Sobels, Deputy President Adrian Kloeden and new Board Directors Kylie Warne, Michelle Winzer and Jeremy Blackshaw; we also acknowledge and thank outgoing President Don Rankin, provide an update on the Workplace Manslaughter Bill and information regarding the Victorian Chamber’s current Business Trends and Prospects Survey.

Transcript below:

Hello, and welcome to this week’s bulletin, and to the start of the 2019 hay fever season.

At last week’s AGM, the Victorian Chamber was delighted to announce the appointment of our new President Karyn Sobels, Deputy President Adrian Kloeden and new Board Directors Kylie Warne, Michelle Winzer and Jeremy Blackshaw.

We also acknowledged and thanked outgoing President Don Rankin for his leadership and guidance over the past three years.

During Don’s time as Chair we have embarked on significant internal and external projects that have benefitted enormously from his experience and insight.

In other news, the Victorian Chamber strongly supports the Coalition’s commitment to moving a series of amendments to the Workplace Manslaughter Bill when it returns to the Victorian Parliament next week.

These amendments address key concerns raised by employers with the bill.

We consider that without these changes, the legislation will not achieve the best outcomes for safety, investment and jobs.

Employers are working with the Government, opposition and cross bench to ensure that these laws are fair and equitable and that they deliver improved workplace safety outcomes.

In closing, the December quarter of our Business Trends and Prospects Survey is now open to Victorian Chamber, Melbourne Chamber and Victoria Tourism Industry Council members.

Special questions included in this month’s survey invite you to tell us how unnecessary regulations are impacting your businesses.

We would like to understand your experience in dealing with regulators and your priorities for regulation reform.

Your feedback will support our call on governments at all levels to cut red tape, improve business competitiveness and grow jobs.

The survey takes five to ten minutes to complete, and you will also go into a draw to win a $300 credit to use towards attendance at a Victorian Chamber or Victoria Tourism Industry Council event of your choice in 2020.

Please visit our website at: to take part.

Thank you, and I wish you a good week ahead. 

MCC Contact

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03 8662 5214


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