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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 targets bypass delivery as an election priority
12 February 2019
The Hunter Business Chamber is calling on state election candidates to commit to the delivery of the Singleton and Muswellbrook bypasses as part of its 2019 NSW election campaign.
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Hunter delegation to explore trade and tourism links with Auckland
01 February 2019
A regional delegation of business and civic leaders will travel to Auckland next week to explore opportunities in trade, tourism and collaboration.
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Hunter bucks trend in business conditions survey
24 January 2019
Business confidence in Newcastle and the Hunter region remains high despite businesses across most of the state reporting tougher trading conditions towards the end of 2018, according to the latest quarterly survey by the NSW Business Chamber.
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Chamber petition puts pressure on Labor over payroll tax
15 January 2019
The NSW Business Chamber has launched an online petition calling on NSW Labor leader Michael Daley to reverse his plan to axe payroll tax concessions for small business.
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Labor’s plan to axe payroll tax reform is bad for business
21 December 2018
Labor’s plan to axe the lifting of the payroll tax threshold will penalise hundreds of small businesses in the Hunter region and discourage employers from putting on new staff, Hunter Business Chamber CEO Bob Hawes said today.
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Business Chamber launches election campaign
19 December 2018
The state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber, has formally launched its campaign ahead of the March state election.
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Collaboration the key to improved business outcomes for Newcastle
11 December 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber has given in-principle support to a more collaborative framework for Newcastle’s community-based business organisations but cautioned that any new service provision model should reflect the intent of the special rate levy and support the diverse needs of the city’s various business precincts.
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New task force to drive defence opportunity in the Hunter
05 December 2018
A high-level advocacy and action group has been formed to promote the Hunter’s defence industry capability and drive more defence contracts and investment to the region.
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Chamber welcomes government focus on faster rail
04 December 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of an investigation into the establishment of a fast train network.
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Newcastle building company wins NSW Business Award
27 November 2018
Newcastle building and construction firm SEHEZ Group won the Excellence in Small Business Award at the NSW Business Awards, announced at a gala ceremony at Luna Park in North Sydney on Friday night.
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