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Chamber Business News: August 2017

23 August AustCham Joint Business Luncheon Meeting: “Plans for the Digital Economy Fund”

On Wednesday 23 August 2017, The Australian-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AustCham) in collaboration with the American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (AMCHAM), British Chamber of Commerce Thailand (BCCT), Franco-Thai Chamber of Commerce (FTCC), Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce (NTCC) and the South African – Thai Chamber of Commerce (SATCC) had organised…

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Victoria unveils first cyber security strategy | iTnews

Victoria has become the first state to release a dedicated cyber security strategy, promising to deliver confidence in government IT and digital service delivery by adopting a new whole-of-government approach, but yet to appoint CISO. 9 more words


Minimum standards needed for rental properties for energy efficiency and thermal tolerance

Energy efficiency and thermal tolerance of rental accommodation in Victoria is an important issue that needs to be addressed at state government level.

Far too many rental homes in Victoria, and particularly Moreland, aren’t up to scratch. 860 more words

Politician Education

Safe Schools Update

The Safe Schools Coalition released a statement on July 31st, defending the program and denying recent allegations made against their curriculum.

They state, “Recent online discussion regarding the Safe Schools Coalition Australia (SSCA) program has spread a lot of misinformation, including claims about the content of SSCA resources. 1,154 more words


1 May 2017 (TheAge) - Victorian budget to unveil $8.3 billion in surpluses over four years

(1 May 2017, The Age, p2, Josh Gordon, Benjamin Preiss)

‘The Andrews government is preparing to unveil $8.3 billion worth of budget surpluses over the next four years, providing a hefty buffer to unleash new spending as next year’s election looms. 55 more words

1.Market Observations

Victorian government to fund Timorese dental clinic

This is a piece I wrote as a freelancer for the Yarra Reporter about a Timorese dental clinic in Balibo receiving state government funding.

Current Affairs

NSW is removing Safe Schools. Could Victoria follow?

It was announced today that the NSW Government is scrapping the controversial school curriculum, Safe Schools. From July, not only is the Federal Government stopping its funding of Safe Schools, but the NSW Education Department will introduce an alternative program. 944 more words