Media Releases


Business Hunter has a strong voice on business, economic and regional matters. We contribute regularly to public debate and discussion through the media, representing the interests of our members and the business community.

11 May 2021 - Business Focus Continues in Federal Budget

11 May 2021 - Hunter Destinations Vie For Top Tourism Award

7 May 2021 - Business Hunter Welcomes Runway Upgrade Funding

23 April 2021 - Unemployment rises but economy remains buoyant

21 April 2021 - Hunter Well-Placed to be Hydrogen Hub

16 April 2021 - Business Hunter Welcomes Bypass Commitment

15 April 2021 -Business Confidence Slumps As Job Keeper Winds Up

31 March 2021 -Easing of Lockout Laws a Sensible Step

31 March 2021 - New Name, New Era for Leading Business Organisation

25 March 2021 - Jobless rate falls but end of JobKeeper looms

19 March 2021 - Dine and Discover a $50 million boost for Hunter business

12 March 2021 - Apprentice Subsidy a boost for Hunter Business

11 March 2021 - Hunter Tourism left off the Recovery Roadmap

26 February 2021 - Infrastructure Australia endorses key Hunter projects

16 February 2021 - Chamber welcomes return of Parliamentary Secretary

03 February 2021Support beyond JobKeeper needed for hard-hit sectors

28 January 2021Recovery continues as jobs return but economy still fragile

21 January 2021Have a good long weekend – but take a leave day

15 January 2021Businesses bouncing back but still fragile

21 December 2020Renewed COVID restrictions hit home in the Hunter

02 December 2020 - Ease COVID rules to give retailers a Christmas Bonus

27 November 2020 - COVID impact levelling but jobs still down

25 November 2020 Chamber Welcomes easing of restrictions

21 November 2020 - Chamber toasts business success after a challenging year

15 November 2020 - Defence, infrastructure and business support budget priorities for the Hunter

17 November 2020 - COVID Budget supports business to keep economy moving

09 November 2020 - Electricity Roadmap offers opportunity and stability

06 November 2020 Hunter Business Chamber welcomes new President and directors 

27 October 2020Cautious recovery as business confidence bounces back

22 October 2020 Unemployment increases reflect volatile economic climate

20 October 2020Payroll tax relief should be a State Budget priority 

13 October 2020 Hunter Business Chamber welcomes new outdoor guidelines 

06 October 2020 - Jobs and business support the clear focus of Federal Budget

01 October 2020 - Narrabri Gas will assist industry in the Hunter

16 July 2020 - Apprentice subsidy extension a win for business

09 July 2020 Crucial support needed to rescue apprenticeships

01 July 2020Chamber urges fresh look at liquor laws

25 June 2020Hunter economy reeling from impact of COVID-19

23 June 2020 New ways of work to increase Hunter’s millennial appeal

17 June 2020Small business grants to jump-start engine room of the economy

28 May 2020Williamtown set to take off with SAP announcement

27 May 2020Workers comp premium freeze brings relief for business

22 May 2020Chamber welcomes relaxation of venue restrictions

03 April 2020Grants provide timely support for smallest businesses

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