Category: Minister for Industry and Employment

Helping Young Jobseekers Kick Goals In The Workplace

A new program is helping young jobseekers in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs find sustainable work and make a difference in their local communities. Not-for-profit charity AFL SportsReady and the Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY) have joined forces to create the Pathways to Work program – supporting young people from culturally-diverse backgrounds. The program will help place […]

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Architect Appointed For Morwell’s Hi-Tech Precinct

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the appointment of Vincent Chrisp Architects to design the Morwell Hi-Tech Precinct. Visiting Morwell today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan said the firm would be responsible for master planning of the $17 million development – which will drive innovation and create jobs in the Latrobe Valley. During […]

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New 4D Scanners Give A Clearer Picture Of Lung Health

A world-first scanner – manufactured right here in Victoria – will provide four-dimensional respiratory analysis to better diagnose and treat lung conditions. Visiting Monash University in Clayton today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan was given a first look at the new technology which will soon be delivered to medical research hospitals around the […]

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Packaging A Better Future For Auto Workers

A local manufacturer of recyclable packaging products has created new jobs and expanded its business thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny today visited Recyclable Packaging in Seaford – the first recipient of the Labor Government’s Local Industry Fund for Transition […]

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Greg Combet To Continue As Victorian Defence Advocate

The Andrews Labor Government has reappointed former federal minister Greg Combet AM as Victoria’s Defence Industry Advocate. Mr Combet will continue to champion the state’s world-class defence sector and promote our interests abroad until the end of 2018. The role will help strengthen the state’s involvement in major strategic projects such as LAND 400 Phase […]

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Victoria’s Job Creation Almost Double That Of The Nation

Victoria’s annual employment growth is the best in the nation with more than 12,000 full time jobs created in March alone, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirmed today. ABS figures also show Victoria’s employment passed 3.1 million for the first time in March this year, with 216,500 new jobs created since the Andrews Labor […]

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Paws For The Cause: Changing The Lives Of Young People

A social enterprise in Dandenong South is changing the lives of at risk young people by giving them opportunities to work in the picking, packing and warehousing industry. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan was today given a special tour of Online PAWS (Picking and Warehouse Solutions) – a social enterprise supporting young people […]

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Massive Logisitics Hub Creates 1,200 Reasons To Smile

A massive new $440 million industrial estate will create jobs for 1,200 people in Victoria’s booming transport, distribution and logistics industry. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today officially opened Drystone Estate – a 95 hectare industrial precinct that supports the likes of Target, Woolworths, The Reject Shop, Laverton Cold Storage, Rand Transport and […]

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Going Green: Irish Manufacturer Brings Jobs To Somerton

An Irish insulation manufacturer has officially opened its new facility in Somerton, creating 50 new jobs and setting new standards in energy efficiency. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan congratulated Kingspan at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony today. The Andrews Labor Government has worked with Kingspan to develop the Oherns Road factory – worth about […]

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175 New Jobs In A Manufacturing Boost For Ballarat

Local manufacturing in Ballarat will be boosted by an additional 175 jobs as local businesses expand operations and grow a highly-skilled workforce. Visiting Ballarat today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced three local businesses would create new jobs and put local production into overdrive. Australia’s largest heavy vehicle trailer manufacturer MaxiTRANS will create […]

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