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Hunter Business Chamber regularly provides statements and the views of the regional business community on important policy issues. Recent statements are listed below.

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Chamber welcomes infrastructure funds in NSW Budget
18 June 2019
The Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed funding provided in today’s NSW State Budget for some of the region’s promised infrastructure projects, including the John Hunter Health and Innovation Precinct, Nelson Bay Road duplication and a new Nelson Bay TAFE building.
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Funding for election projects on NSW Budget wish list
17 June 2019
The Hunter Business Chamber hopes tomorrow’s State Budget will include funding for the delivery of regionally significant infrastructure projects promised during this year’s state election campaign.
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Partnerships the path to region’s success
07 June 2019
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle, Professor Alex Zelinsky AO, has stressed the importance of partnerships between education and industry to building economic and employment opportunities for the region.
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Entries open for region’s biggest business awards
04 June 2019
Entries are open for the region’s most prestigious awards program, the Hunter Business Awards, celebrating excellence, achievement and leadership by businesses and individuals.
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Chamber congratulates Morrison Government on victory
20 May 2019
The Hunter Business Chamber has congratulated the Scott Morrison-led Coalition on its return to government and looks forward to a period of stable government restoring business confidence across the region and state.
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Workers Compensation review an opportunity to address concerns
16 May 2019
The Hunter Business Chamber has joined the state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber, in welcoming the review of workers compensation arrangements across the State announced by the NSW Statutory Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA).
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Astra Aerolab off to a flying start
15 May 2019
The Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed today’s sod-turning ceremony at Astra Aerolab and confirmation of a major lease agreement as strong signs of confidence in the region’s future as an aviation and aerospace leader.
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Chamber welcomes high-speed rail funding
10 May 2019
The Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed an announcement by federal Labor that it will invest $1 billion to begin securing a corridor for a high-speed rail link between Brisbane and Melbourne if elected to government.

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Loss of cruise terminal funding a setback for tourism
23 April 2019
The Hunter Business Chamber has described the withdrawal of $12.7 million in State Government funding for the Newcastle Cruise Terminal as a significant setback to the region’s ambitions to grow and diversify its tourism offering.
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Good news for business and region in federal budget
03 April 2019
The Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed the announcement in Tuesday’s federal budget of much-needed road infrastructure for the Hunter, as well as initiatives that will encourage SMEs to invest, employ and grow.
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