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Communicating during a pandemic – will COVID-19 break the Internet?

Thursday 16 April 2020

Time:  12:30pm - 1:30pm


The Internet plays a key role in the way we communicate in our daily lives – this is now more apparent than ever during COVID-19. Working remotely, facilities closures and supply chain disruptions have become the new business normal placing increased reliance on the network.

Additionally, with work moving deeper into the home, bandwidth is under pressure and increasingly shared across business (collaboration tools, cloud applications) and personal uses (gaming, video streaming etc.) – how is the latest global online video game release impacting your conference calls?

Attend this session and learn:

  • A fundamental guide to how the Internet works
  • Trends in Internet capacity and demand – now and before
  • How subsea cable systems are built and maintained in current geopolitical climate
  • The impact COVID-19 in changing the way businesses communicate
  • Measures companies can take to ensure business continuity.

 Click here to register for the webinar.


Ben Vella

Head of Enterprise Customer Hub, Telstra



David Robertson

Executive International Network, Telstra



Dan Hutchins

Principal Architect at Cisco


Leading In a Crisis

As the world responds to the challenges of COVID-19, leaders everywhere are having to pivot on an almost daily basis whilst trying to remain calm, constructive and focussed.  All of this whilst navigating an ongoing chaos that is not only professional but personal as well. For leaders looking for some practical and straight forward guidance on leading in a crisis, here are five things you can do today.  

Click here to view the PDF


Full Recording

Capital Gains Tax and your home back home 

Thursday 12 March 2020


Thanks to Tristan Perry Head of Tax from Australia for Select Investors – A Division of St James’s Place for today’s Capital Gains Tax webinar. Tristan presented key tax tips for expatriates selling their properties before the capital tax change from 30 June 2020. The discussion covered insights on how you can review your tax position of your property portfolio and investments and understand how you can develop your capital gains tax strategy. 

If you missed the live webinar today you can access the full webinar recording and presentation here so you can watch anytime you’d like.


AustCham Member Survey:

Impact of the COVID-19 on Businesses 

With the COVID-19 situation continuing to evolve and the disruption and impact on businesses growing, we request your participation in the following survey as AustCham seeks to better understand the current and potential impact on our business community. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and we appreciate your input to help us evaluate and assess the impact on our members. To begin the survey please click here.


Postponed - President's Lunch & Business Awards 

Given the current situation with COVID-19 and the latest social distancing precautionary measures put in place by the Ministry of Health we have made the difficult decision to postpone our annual President’s Lunch and Business awards which had been scheduled for June 19.


Postponed - ANZ Australia Day Ball 2020 

As you’re aware the situation with the Coronavirus is continuing to develop including the recent declaration from the World Health Organisation (WHO) of a public health emergency of global concern.


Based on this news and the evolving situation, the AustCham board has made the difficult decision to postpone our 2020 Australia Day Ball, with a future date yet to be determined. This is not a decision that has been made lightly and we understand many will share our disappointment. We seek your understanding as the wellbeing of our guests and members is our primary concern. 


The Ball is our single largest fundraising event of the year and this year we were also using it as a means to raise funds for those affected by the recent bushfires in Australia. However, given the current circumstances we feel it is the responsible course of action for the Chamber to take.


We look forward to your support once we reschedule the event.