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From the Chief Executive - 7 November 2017

Submitted on Friday, 10th November 2017

As Victorians close the gate on yet another impressive Melbourne Cup Carnival, many employers will begin to plan and prepare for the festive season.

Summer welcomes an impressive year of events for Victoria in 2018 and signals the beginning of the tourism, hospitality and retail sectors’ peak trading season. Our next major event, the Australian Open, attracts numerous interstate, intrastate and international visitors to Victoria and injects millions into the State’s visitor economy. Victoria continues to remain competitive in the tourism and events space, securing more and more major events each year such as the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child production, and in turn strengthening a key pillar of the State’s economy.

In other news, the Victorian Chamber looks forward to our Victoria Summit event on Thursday 23 November at Parliament House, Melbourne. We are delighted to confirm that Victorian Premier, the Hon. Daniel Andrews MP and the Leader of the Opposition in Victoria, the Hon. Matthew Guy MP, will provide keynote addresses at the event. Please be sure to follow our social media channels for rolling coverage of the Summit and ongoing information about the Victorian Chamber’s key policy recommendations ahead of the 2018 State Election.  

With the summer holidays fast approaching and annual leave applications and rostering underway, it is important for employers to plan ahead and get prepared early. We can make sure you are well-informed about the rights and obligations of both employers and employees both in the workplace and offsite, if you are planning an end-of-year celebration. If you have a question or query, please call our Workplace Relations advice line on (03) 8662 5222 for up-to-date, independent and accurate advice on a range of workplace relations issues. 

And as this year draws to a close, we hope you can join us at our end of year event with Lisa Wilkinson AM. Fresh off the Today desk and prior to her much-publicised move to Channel 10, this event has already received extraordinary interest and we expect tickets will sell fast. To be sure you don’t miss out, visit our events page for more information.

Mark Stone AM


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