Drought hurts Victorian businesses

The Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI) survey for the December 2006 quarter has found that drought conditions have had a wide impact on Victorian business. Neil Coulson, VECCI chief executive, said that most Victorian businesses have been affected in some way by the drought. “Overall 59 per cent of respondents reported that the current drought has had an impact on their business, comprising 40 per cent reporting a minor impact and 19 per cent reporting a major impact.”