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.

24 May 2024 - Workers remain scarce

23 May 2024Eraring deal helps energy certainty

14 May 2024 - Federal Budget offers more of the same

11 April 2024 - A Future Made in Australia Act

5 April 2024 - Business Hunter Welcomes IPART’s Port Determination

3 April 2024 - Jobs figures reveal stable picture

2 February 2024 - An offshore wind industry for the Hunter

1 February 2024 - Job picture remains positive

19 January 2024 - Job ads take a hit

22 December 2023 - Some Christmas cheer in employment data

8 December 2023 - No joy for region's retailers this Christmas

29 November 2023 - Is the Hunter in a jobs demand mismatch?

23 November 2023 - Report finds insurance a risky business for SME’s

16 November 2023 - Infrastructure review winners and losers

31 October 2023 - Living costs trigger full-time jobs wave 

27 September 2023 - Job market swings toward security

26 September 2023 - Jobs Whitepaper shines some light

19 September 2023 - Broad based budget seeks to steer a steady course

26 August 2023 - Hunter Business Leaders Crowned

23 June 2023 - Record low unemployment for Newcastle

5 June 2023 - Hunter takes aim at AI

29 May 2023 - Hunter outperforms nation's labour markets

25 May 2023 - Energy pressure escaltes as winter descends 

9 May 2023 - Budget promises new energy momentum

5 May 2023 - National authority important progress for energy sector

28 April 2023 - Not enough fuel in the tank warns Business Hunter

20 April 2023 - Labour Force figures showing region is yet to blink

5 April 2023 - Strong Hunter representation in new state cabinet

27 March 2023 - Business Hunter welcomes political clarity

24 March 2023 - Hunter left wanting as election approaches

3 March 2023 Rising costs lead to job cuts

28 February 2023Energy skills must be in the mix

 24 February 2023 - Super battery sets super pace
                                             - Offshore wind set to test region
                                          -  Signs worker demand may be softening

22 February 2023 - Greater urgency needed on renewables

13 February 2023 - A lot at stake – Business Hunter launches state election campaign  

27 January 2022 - Region Labour Force December 2022

23 December 2022 - Region's labour force expands in Christmas lead up

22 December 2022 - Cyber criminals target Christmas

21 December 2022 - Energy challenges prompt business call for help

20 December 2022 - Why you should shop local this Christmas

11 December 2022 - New Energy Bill measures welcome but more to be done

9 December 2022 - Soaring Interest Rates Stunt Business Growth

28 November 2022 - Business Hunter AGM

28 November 2022 - Business Hunter New Life Member

21 November 2022 - Hunter Business Leaders Honoured at Business NSW Awards

18 November 2022 - Hunter Busienss Leaders Honoured at NSW Tourism Awards

26 October 2022 - Business Hunter Federal Budet analysis - Productivity boost and key infrastructure locked in

24 October 2022 - Federal budget expectations for the Hunter

17 October 2022Spotlight on Anti Poverty Week

14 October 2022Business Hunter welcomes Waratah Super Battery progress

14 October 2022 - Business Hunter welcomes next milestone for Port of Newcastle Bill

7 October 2022 - Business Hunter welcomes Port Bill

5 October 2022 - Draft REZ Declaration a step in the right direction for energy cerainty

28 September 2022 - Community backs small business

9 September 2022 - Business Hunter welcomes the Six Cities Discussion Paper

31 August 2022 - Region Labour force figures continue to cast shadow on eve of Job and Skills Summit

26 August 2022 - Business toasts success at Award night of nights 

10 August 2022Desire to Celebrate Hunter Business Success is Clear - 2022 Awards Finalists Announced

8 August 2022Offshore Wind Energy a Vital Piece of the New Energy Jig Saw in the Hunter

24 June 2022 - Unemployment rises as workforce participation snaps back

21 June 2022 - NSW Government’s 2022-23 Budget response from Business Hunter

20 June 2022 - Use before you lose Dine & Discover Vouchers

9 June 2022 - Entries open for 2022 Hunter Business Awards

3 June 2022 - Fee-free training package a good step to clearing workforce development hurdles

30 May 2022 - Labour force figures highlight the tough task for business looking for workers

22 May 2022 - Federal election result settled quickly for Hunter

21 May 2022 Business and Economic Policy Spokesperson 2022 Federal Election |  Hunter Focus

18 May 2022 - Business Confidence Returning but Caution Remains

 May 2022 -  Hunter Defence Conference essential for industry as National defence investment grows

10 April 2022 May 21 Election call prompts Hunter focused white peper from business peak body to next Government 

29 March 2022 - Federal Budget adds Security to Hunter Business and a Diverse Industrial Future

28 March 2022 - Faster Rail Pledge Welcome - Timing and Connectivity Will Be Everything

17 February 2022 - Hunter Energy Workforce Concerns over Eraring Announcement

16 February 2022 Hunter Energy Sector has a Bright Future with Rez Expressions of Interest

31 January 2022 - Hunter Industry on Show for Japan's Investment Leaders

30 January 2022 - Support Package a Lifeline for Hunter Businesses

21 January 2022 - Business confidence retracts as Omicron bite depends

24 December 2021 - Calls for Business Support to Pivot to New COVID Circumstances

23 December 2021 Employment market conditions not giving Hunter Businesses the leg-up anticipated

16 December 2021 - Sustained Government Focus on M1 to Raymond Terrace Funds a Welcome Update

15 December 2021 Business Christmas Trade Risk Exposed as Local Case Numbers Climb

10 December 2021 - Business Chief Welcomes Small Business Relief

8 December 2021 - Hunter Buisness Leaders Welcomes Next Milestone of Hydrogen Future for the Region

3 December 2021 - Hunter-Central Coast rez roi launch will inspire business growth in the Region

2 December 2021Business Hunter Welcomes Consultation Phase of Hunter Regional Plan

26  November 2021 - Hunter Businesses take Top Gongs at State Awards

26  November 2021 - NSW Easing of Restrictions an Opportunity with some Challenges

17  November 2021 - Success under COVID Pressure Celebrated by Business Community at 2021 Hunter Business Awards

4 November 2021 - Hosting Regional Trade and Investment Tour with NSW Agent General and Senior Trade Commissioners

20 October 2021Tourism Package a good step for Hunter's Visitor Economy

18 October 2021Next Step on the M1 to Raymond Terrace Project Welcome

15 October 2021Big economic stimulus package offers potential for Hunter Businesses

14 October 2021 - Hunter Community Encouraged to Dine and Discover once again

13 October 2021 - Business Hunter welcomes investment and growth certainty in Hydrgoen Strategy

10 October 2021 Business Hunter Urges Respect for Business

6 October 2021 - Business Hunter welcomes support for Small Businesses who "Slip through the cracks"

5 October 2021 Getting Back to Business needs the Tools for Success

1 October  2021 - Hunter Business Awards set to go Live

30 September  2021 - Business Hunter Welcomes Extension of Support

29 September  2021 - Hunter Businesses Key to NSW's Accelerated Climate Plans

27 September  2021 -Roadmap gives certainty to Business

27 September  2021 - Lets Celebrate getting back to Business

21 September  2021 - Commonwealth Investment gives Private Sector assurance to act on new Energy

10 September  2021 - Tough Vaccination conversations  are an important hurdle

9 September  2021 - Getting back to Business

9 September  2021 - NSW Lockdown Roadmap must be an easy guide for the Hunter

27 August  2021 - Employment market improves in the lead up to lockdown

20 August  2021 - Clarity for Hunters Travelling Workforce

17 August  2021 - One more reason to celebrate Hunter business success - 2021 awards finalists announced 

14 August  2021 -New Measures to help Business come out the other side of Delta

12 August  2021 - Extended Hunter Lockdowns Deepen Business Pain

12 August  2021 - Big Industry Renewable Goals need Investment

9 August  2021 - Business concerned at local COVID trend

5 August 2021 - Stay at Home Orders a blow for Hunter Business and Industry

28 July 2021 - Business support welcomed as lockdown extends

28 July 2021 - M1 Environmental Impact Statement a welcome step

26 July 2021 - Plenty of Jobs still on offer

23 July 2021 - Employment numbers masking tight market

14 July 2021 - Extended Lockdown will weigh heavily

13 July 2021  - Support Package a boost for Business

12 July 2021 - Start on Freight Corridor investigation a relief

7 July 2021 - COVID restrictions extension a bitter pill

29 June 2021 - Support package welcome news for business owners

28 June 2021 - Concerns for business as COVID restrictions bite

24 June 2021 - Unemployment falls slightly as job vacancies spike 

24 June 2021 - Hunter businesses feel impact of Sydney restrictions

22 June 2021 - Broad based Budget reflects strength of the state economy

21 June 2021 - NSW Budget to respond to new challenges

9 June 2021 - Dine and Discover extension a welcome boost

27 May 2021 - Unemployment stable with plenty of jobs on offer

21 May 2021 - Entries Open for 2021 Hunter Business Awards

19 May 2021 - Gas-fired power station a boost for business

11 May 2021Business Focus Continues in Federal Budget

11 May 2021Hunter Destinations Vie For Top Tourism Award

7 May 2021Business Hunter Welcomes Runway Upgrade Funding

23 April 2021Unemployment rises but economy remains buoyant

21 April 2021Hunter Well-Placed to be Hydrogen Hub

16 April 2021Business 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 2021New Name, New Era for Leading Business Organisation

25 March 2021Jobless rate falls but end of JobKeeper looms

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

12 March 2021Apprentice Subsidy a boost for Hunter Business

11 March 2021Hunter 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 2021 - Support beyond JobKeeper needed for hard-hit sectors

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

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

15 January 2021 - Businesses bouncing back but still fragile

21 December 2020 - Renewed COVID restrictions hit home in the Hunter

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

27 November 2020COVID 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 2020 - Cautious recovery as business confidence bounces back

22 October 2020 - Unemployment increases reflect volatile economic climate

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

13 October 2020 - Hunter Business Chamber welcomes new outdoor guidelines 

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

01 October 2020 Narrabri Gas will assist industry in the Hunter

16 July 2020Apprentice subsidy extension a win for business

09 July 2020 - Crucial support needed to rescue apprenticeships

01 July 2020 - Chamber urges fresh look at liquor laws

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

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

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

28 May 2020 - Williamtown set to take off with SAP announcement

27 May 2020 - Workers comp premium freeze brings relief for business

22 May 2020 - Chamber welcomes relaxation of venue restrictions

03 April 2020 - Grants provide timely support for smallest businesses


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CEO Business Hunter

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