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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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Have a good long weekend – but take a leave day
22 January 2021
The Hunter Business Chamber is urging employees intending to take an extra-long weekend this Australia Day to do the right thing and talk to their bosses rather than taking a ‘sickie’. “
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Businesses bouncing back but still fragile
15 January 2021
Business confidence across the Hunter region and NSW continued to improve across the December 2020 quarter based on the results of the latest Business Conditions Survey conducted by Business NSW.
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Renewed COVID restrictions hit home in the Hunter
21 December 2020
Hunter hospitality and tourism businesses are feeling the impacts of the emerging COVID crisis stemming from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, according to the Hunter Business Chamber, which has urged businesses and the community to heed health advice to help contain the current outbreak.
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Ease COVID rules to give retailers a Christmas bonus
02 December 2020
The Hunter Business Chamber and the state’s peak business organisation, Business NSW, have urged the NSW Government to relax restrictions on retailers to give them a chance to capitalise on Christmas spending.
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COVID impact levelling but jobs still down
27 November 2020
The latest ABS regional labour force data suggests a softening of COVID impact on the job market after the rollercoaster ride of the past eight months, but the number of people in work is still significantly down on pre COVID levels, the Hunter Business Chamber says.
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Chamber welcomes easing of COVID restrictions
25 November 2020
The further easing of COVID restrictions by the State Government today will come as welcome relief to tourism and hospitality businesses in the lead-up to the busy Christmas season, the Hunter Business Chamber said.
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Chamber toasts business success in a challenging year
23 November 2020
Business achievers were awarded and COVID champions rewarded at the 2020 Hunter Business Awards, sponsored by the University of Newcastle, at the Civic Theatre on Friday night.
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COVID budget supports business to keep economy moving
17 November 2020
The NSW Government has brought down a budget that will incentivise businesses to create jobs and ensure the progression of important regional projects, the Hunter Business Chamber said today.
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Defence, infrastructure and business support are budget priorities for the Hunter
16 November 2020
The Hunter Business Chamber is seeking continued support for business in Tuesday’s NSW Budget as well as legacy infrastructure projects that will create immediate job opportunities while supporting the region’s longer term growth and economic diversification.
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Electricity Roadmap offers opportunity and stability
09 November 2020
The Hunter Business Chamber says the NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap package released today by the NSW Government provides a pathway to a lower carbon economy that promises to stabilise the volatile energy market and increase opportunities in production of renewables.
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