Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nulla quis nibh risus. Pellentesque euismod, nisi id porttitor facilisis, enim lectus pulvinar leo, eu placerat elit mauris vitae sem. Quisque sagittis accumsan mi, non tristique orci viverra sit amet. Maecenas ac elit vitae sem scelerisque bibendum. Donec viverra augue mi, quis dapibus libero. Aliquam sit amet pretium orci. Maecenas fermentum lacus non massa sollicitudin tincidunt.

Bendigo companies have their say on exports

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Richard Dalla-Riva today met with local companies at an export roundtable in Bendigo.

Mr Dalla-Riva said the roundtable, co-hosted by the Australian Industry Group, was designed to help the government gain a better understanding of the issues and barriers confronting regional Victorian exporters.

"The Coalition Government is working to revive Victoria's export performance and give our many world-class businesses every opportunity and assistance to make their mark in the global economy and secure more jobs for Victorians," Mr Dalla-Riva said.

"This roundtable will offer the opportunity for Bendigo companies to give Julia Gillard early feedback on her proposed carbon tax which has only created uncertainty for the manufacturing and export sectors and threatens jobs in Victoria and Bendigo.

"Roundtables allow for discussion and consultation with local exporting businesses and help to understand the challenges they face.

"They provide a genuine opportunity for participants to put forward their views on export-related issues and to inform the Victorian Government's new export strategy, to be released later this year.

"Export plays an important role in Victoria and in the 2011-12 State Budget the government provided $12.4 million over the next four years for initiatives including a focused trade mission program, a new export strategy and trade engagement programs.

"The Victorian Government is committed to revitalising the Victorian manufacturing sector and the establishment of the Victorian Competition and Efficiency Commission inquiry will allow the government to get the basics right, backing local innovation, improving our international competitiveness and creating opportunities to generate jobs and investment across Victoria," Mr Dalla-Riva said.

While in Bendigo, Mr Dalla-Riva also visited Hoffman Engineering and Hazeldene's Chicken Farm. Export roundtables have also been held in Melbourne and Warrnambool.

pdfDownload PDF 57.35 Kb

Joomla Plugin

Media Releases

Monday 22 September 2014

Garry Lyon supports Regional Victoria Living Expo at Royal Melbourne Show

Former AFL champion and media personality Garry Lyon has dropped in on the Regional Development Victoria stand at the Royal Melbourne Show, helping promote the Regional Victoria Living Expo.

Monday 22 September 2014

Coalition breathes new life into Places Victoria

The board of government development agency Places Victoria has been bolstered with the appointment of three independent members. 

Monday 22 September 2014

Minister promotes Victoria’s premier defence industry

Minister for Manufacturing David Hodgett today promoted the unique capabilities of Victoria's defence industry at the LAND Forces 2014 Exposition in Brisbane.

Monday 22 September 2014

Victoria Launches tenth trade mission to China

The Victorian Coalition Government is hosting its 10th trade mission to China this week, building on the special economic relationship with the state's largest trading partner. 

Monday 22 September 2014

$427,000 for safety improvements at notorious Cranbourne intersection

Safety at the intersection of Sladen Street and Codrington Street in Cranbourne will be improved thanks to a Victorian Coalition Government investment of $427,000, Minister for Roads Terry Mulder announced ...

Sunday 21 September 2014

New home of The Greek Community of Melbourne officially opened

Melbourne's Greek community joined Premier Denis Napthine and the Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, Matthew Guy to officially open The Greek Community of Melbourne's new home today.

MORE MEDIA RELEASES