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Dec07
Victorian Chamber welcomes new leader of the Opposition

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates the Hon Michael O’Brien MP on his appointment as Parliamentary Leader of the Victorian Liberal Party.

Victorian Chamber Chief Executive Mark Stone AM said that the Victorian Chamber looks forward to maintaining its strong relationship with the Hon Michael O’Brien and the Opposition to ensure business priorities are front and centre of the political agenda.

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Nov29
Business welcomes Premier Andrews

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry congratulates the Hon Daniel Andrews MP and the Victorian Labor party on their success in the 2018 state election.

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Nov29
Victorian Chamber welcomes Andrews’ cabinet

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the Andrews Government’s new cabinet and congratulates the Government for its decision to appoint 50 per cent women to cabinet positions.

Victorian Chamber Chief Executive Mark Stone AM said that the Victorian Chamber looks forward to working with the new cabinet to create more opportunities for local businesses and good jobs for Victorians.

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Nov28
Resignation of the Hon Matthew Guy MP

On behalf of Victoria’s businesses, the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry acknowledges the service of the Hon Matthew Guy MP to Victoria. 

The Victorian Chamber and its members have enjoyed a positive and constructive working relationship with Mr Guy since his election as Opposition Leader in December 2014. 

Over the past four years, Mr Guy has been a passionate political advocate with a genuine interest in making Victoria a better place to live, work and do business.

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Nov22
Vote for a party that backs Victorian business

On November 24, Victorians will choose who will govern for the next four years. Whether its incumbent Daniel Andrews or Opposition Leader Matthew Guy, whoever wins the State Election must ensure Victoria can live up to its reputation as a great place to live, work and do business. 

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry cares about growing business and jobs in our state and ensuring all Victorians can prosper. That’s why the Victorian Chamber is calling on Victorians to vote for the party that supports local business.

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Nov19
Coalition commits to Bay Plan

Port Phillip Bay is set to enjoy a range of improvements under a commitment by the Coalition to develop a Bay Plan.

Victorian Chamber Chief Executive Mark Stone AM welcomed the Coalition’s commitment and said the Bay Plan, a key priority of the Chamber, will protect Port Phillip Bay for current and future generations.

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Nov14
Coalition announces $1 billion boost to regional business

Regional businesses will benefit from today’s Liberal Nationals Coalition announcement to provide $125 million a year over eight years for grants for projects that will grow jobs in regional Victoria.

Victorian Chamber Chief Executive Mark Stone AM said Victoria’s 130,000 regional businesses make a vital contribution to the state’s economy, employing more than 600,000 people and generating 20 per cent of the state’s economic output.

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Nov14
Commitment for new V/Locity carriages – a win for local jobs

Geelong and Ballarat lines will welcome extra 54 V/Locity carriages, as the Andrews Government announces that if re-elected, it will commit $340 million for 18 new trains for two of the state's busiest regional lines.

Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Executive Mark Stone AM said that investment in regional rail is critical for the continued prosperity of regional Victoria.

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Nov12
Welcome commitment to boost electricity supplies and lower prices

Victoria may be home to a new power station big enough to supply the state’s major public services if the ­Coalition wins the 24 November election.

The Victorian Chamber welcomes today’s commitment by the Liberal Nationals Coalition to boost Victoria’s electricity supplies.

The Coalition will contract with the private sector to build a new power station capable of producing at least 500MW of dispatchable power at the lowest cost.

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Nov08
New VRET commitment could put Victoria’s electricity reliability, affordability at risk

Victoria’s industrial strength has been built on innovation, skilled workers and cheap, reliable energy. However, the Andrews Government’s commitment to more renewables could put business at risk of higher costs and blackouts.

Today, the Andrews Government announced that if re-elected, it will commit to more renewables under the Victoria’s renewable energy target (VRET) with a target of 50% renewables by 2030.

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