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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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Running on empty – report predicts gas shortages by 2025
03 December 2019
Thousands of NSW small businesses and households will face gas shortages or significant cost increases if action is not taken on gas supplies, according to a new report by the state’s peak business organisation, the NSW Business Chamber.
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Chamber welcomes calls for regional ‘power’ centres
27 November 2019
The Hunter Business Chamber has backed calls for government to harness the potential of strong regional centres to power the national economy, saying areas such as the Hunter have great potential to solve the problems that hinder economic growth in capital cities.
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Hunter businesses shine at NSW Tourism Awards
18 November 2019
Four Hunter tourism operators won Gold awards and Nelson Bay’s Moonshadow – TQC Cruises was inducted into the prestigious NSW Tourism Awards Hall of Fame in a glittering night for the region at the annual state awards, held at Sydney’s Four Seasons Hotel.
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Minister for Small Business visits the Hunter
11 November 2019
Small businesses in the Hunter had the opportunity to meet and hear from NSW Finance and Small Business Minister Damien Tudehope on Friday when he visited the region as a guest of the Hunter Business Chamber.
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Skills shortages, drought continue to challenge business
31 October 2019
Ongoing skills shortages and the impact of drought are hindering business performance and confidence in the Hunter region, according to the NSW Business Chamber’s (NSWBC) latest Business Conditions Survey.
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Reliability Fund only part of the energy security solution
30 October 2019
The Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed today’s federal government announcement of a $1 billion Grid Reliability Fund but warned that more must be done to achieve energy security for industry in the region.

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Hunter Business Chamber welcomes inquiry into faster rail
25 October 2019
The Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed a new inquiry into options for financing faster rail by the federal government’s Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Cities.
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Hunter entrants feature among NSW Tourism Awards finalists
18 October 2019
Twelve Hunter region businesses and organisations are among the finalists that will contest the prestigious 2019 NSW Tourism Awards, acknowledging the exceptional quality of tourism operators across NSW.
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Newcastle hosts first workplace disability inclusion event
15 October 2019
Newcastle will play host tomorrow to the launch event for the Inclusion is Everyone’s Business Information Roadshow.
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Don’t get caught out by the copper network cut-off
26 September 2019
The Hunter Business Chamber is advising business owners to ensure they are not caught out by the disconnection of Telstra’s copper network, which starts from September 30.
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