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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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ENERGY COMPARISON SCHEME SAVINGS PASS BIG THRESHOLD
09 August 2018
After only just over four weeks in the market, businesses in NSW have, through the free “NSW Business Energy Comparison” tool, identified over $1,000,000 in annual energy savings, according to the State’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber.
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MORE TO FREE TRADE THAN FTAs
02 August 2018
Helping Hunter businesses crack international markets was a key focus of a parliamentary roundtable on free trade yesterday. The Hunter Business Chamber’s CEO, Bob Hawes appeared before the roundtable to highlight constraints and opportunities to encourage and support more local businesses to expand into and access overseas markets.
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BLINKERED VIEW OF THE HUNTER IN 20 YEAR VISION
31 July 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber has responded positively to the state government’s 20 year economic vision for regional New South Wales released yesterday, but questions how the vision can be effectively delivered in the Hunter when Newcastle is excluded
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CHAMBER APPLAUDS ANNOUNCEMENT TO COMMENCE DIRECT TRANS-TASMAN FLIGHTS
18 July 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber today welcomed Newcastle Airport and Virgin’s announcement to commence direct international flights to Auckland.
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NOT A TIME FOR A CARETAKER APPROACH
13 July 2018
Business profitability and confidence has taken a hit from rising operating costs and there are signs of a contraction in business investment according to the latest Business Conditions Survey, conducted by the state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber.
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REDUCING THE BURDEN OF PAYROLL TAX
10 July 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber has joined calls for the NSW Government to start taking active measures to reduce the administrative burden faced by businesses who pay payroll tax.
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Smart ICT investments can put the Hunter region on the innovation map
09 July 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber says that the investment in a permanent LoRaWAN (Low Power Wide Area Network) across Lake Macquarie provides a turn-key opportunity for future innovation in the region.
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2018 Hunter Business Awards finalists announced
29 June 2018
Following an overwhelming response for nominations, the Hunter Business Chamber has announced finalists across the 15 categories within the 2018 Hunter Business Awards.
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TAKING THE POSITIVES FROM THE NSW BUDGET
27 June 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber has acknowledged the state of NSW appears to be in great shape following a post budget presentation today from the NSW Treasurer, The Hon Dominic Perrottet MP and Dr Anthea Bill, Lead Researcher from the Hunter Research Foundation Centre to around 100 Chamber members.
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Chamber welcomes NBN Service Guarantee initiative
25 June 2018
The state’s peak business organisations, the NSW Business Chamber and the Hunter Business Chamber, say they welcome and fully support the proposal by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to introduce an NBN service guarantee.
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