Category: Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

Melbourne Well On Its Way To Being ‘Cyber Ready’

Victoria is continuing its push towards becoming the first truly cyber ready city in Australia with the launch of Cyber Victoria, a program that will strengthen Victoria’s position at the centre of Australia’s rapidly growing cyber security ecosystem. The Cyber Victoria Program will be delivered by LifeJourney, the company credited with driving the Cyber Maryland […]

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Victoria Strengthening R&D Ties With Jiangsu

The Andrews Labor Government is funding research and development partnerships between five Victorian research organisations and five innovative organisations from Jiangsu Province – Victoria’s sister state. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis met with the Jiangsu Department of Science and Technology to finalise round one winners of the Victoria-Jiangsu Program for Technology […]

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New Deals Bring More Chinese Students To Victoria

More Chinese students will have access to Victoria’s world-class international education system after two significant agreements were signed between Victoria’s Swinburne University and two leading Chinese universities. Small Business, Innovation and Trade Minister Philip Dalidakis, who is in China to promote Victoria as a destination for trade and investment, witnessed the signing of the memorandums […]

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Victorian Companies Ready To Take On China

The Andrews Labor Government is bringing local businesses face-to-face with some of China’s biggest companies, showcasing the state’s fintech expertise and promoting Victoria’s food and fibre, engineering and professional services sectors as part of a ministerial trade mission to China. Small Business Innovation and Trade Minister, Philip Dalidakis, together with 12 Victorian agribusinesses and 16 […]

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Global Cloud Company Joins Melbourne Tech Ecosystem

Victoria’s booming digital technology sector received a further boost today with the announcement that major European cloud infrastructure company OVH has established its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne. OVH’s decision to set up in Melbourne is a huge vote of confidence in Victoria’s digital technology sector and its highly skilled and diverse workforce. The headquarters […]

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Travel Discount For International Students In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is making international students feel even more welcome in Victoria with the announcement of $3.75 million for travel discounts that will allow them to more freely explore our great state during their stay. The discount is available to international full time undergraduate and eligible VET students who attend a participating institution. […]

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Connecting regional Victoria

Regional Victoria will be connected like never before, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing better broadband, mobile coverage and Wi-Fi hubs across our state. The Labor Government’s Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes $45 million for the Connecting Regional Communities Program (CRCP), which is in direct response to all nine Regional Partnerships calling for improvements to digital […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Taking Victorian business to the world

The Andrews Labor Government will take Victorian business to the world by reducing red tape and cutting payroll tax to create more jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 includes initiatives to boost the sale of Victorian products and services in key international markets, strengthening the Government’s global network of trade and investment offices, and reducing red […]

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More tax cuts to help Victorian business create jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is substantially reducing payroll tax for the second Budget in a row to help business create jobs. The Victorian Budget 2017/18 cuts payroll tax by bringing forward the timeline of last year’s tax cuts, and reduces payroll tax by 25 per cent for regional businesses to create more jobs in regional […]

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Fixing Mobile Blackspots On State’s Busiest V/Line Routes

The Andrews Labor Government will fix mobile blackspots along the state’s five busiest regional rail corridors by partnering with our largest mobile carriers – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – in an Australian first project. The $18 million Regional Rail Connectivity Project will significantly improve mobile coverage and connectivity for commuters along the Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, […]

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