Topic: Business

Economic Growth Above Trend For Two Consecutive Years

ANZ’s Stateometer report released today shows Victoria is the only state economy in Australia that has grown above trend for two consecutive years. According to the report, housing, the labour market and trade were all positive contributors to the index in the quarter. The report also showed positive growth in Victorian household spending over the […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Giving Vegetable Growers That Export Edge

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a Victorian vegetable growing success story to expand into the lucrative Asian export market. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford today announced $25,000 from the revamped Food Source Victoria (FSV) program to support a network of growers who sell their produce under Flavorite Marketing. Flavorite is a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Regional Development

Black Economy Exploitation Demands National Response

The Andrews Labor Government is demanding the Turnbull Government take action now to stop the systematic exploitation of workers and implement a national labour hire scheme. In its submission to Canberra’s Black Economy Taskforce, the Labor Government called on the Commonwealth to introduce licensing requirements for labour hire providers – a measure that would crack […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

Alcoa Workers Celebrate As Smelter Powers Ahead

The Andrews Labor Government continues to support Portland workers and businesses following its landmark agreement in January to help secure the future of the Portland smelter. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan joined with Alcoa workers today to celebrate the smelter’s imminent return to full production. The Labor Government’s support has provided certainty for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

MCEC Expansion Roaring Ahead, Delivering Jobs And Big Events

The Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) expansion is creating hundreds of jobs and helping the world’s most liveable city secure the biggest events. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren today announced that Melbourne has secured the Lions Clubs International Convention 2024 (LCIC24) at MCEC. LCIC24 will be the largest cultural conference ever […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Bridging The Gap To Put More Victorians Into A Job

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a not-for-profit agency that is helping young Victorians into sustainable jobs across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan joined Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny and Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke today to announce more than $843,000 for The Bridge. The Bridge helps disengaged […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Seventh Heaven For The World’s Most Liveable City

Melbourne has been named the World’s Most Liveable City for an incredible seventh-straight year. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Index ranks 140 of the world’s best cities and once again, Melbourne has come out on top – securing perfect scores for healthcare, education and infrastructure. Melbourne pipped Vienna for the top ranking, and finished well […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

First Ever Ministerial Trade Mission To Myanmar

Victoria’s skills and expertise in international education, digital innovation and food and fibre will be showcased in Myanmar this week through Victoria’s first ever trade mission to the country. During the visit, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis will meet with representatives from Myanmar’s government and major industries to explore trade and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade

Putting Victorian Jobs And Industry First

The Andrews Labor Government’s multibillion dollar pipeline of projects continues to grow, creating thousands more local jobs and opportunities for apprentices, and ensuring Victorian businesses get their share of the work. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today toured the Melbourne Park redevelopment site to announce the Local Jobs First – Victorian Industry Participation […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Backing Western Victoria’s Tourism Potential

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a major funding boost to strengthen Western Victoria’s reputation as a major tourism destination. Premier Daniel Andrews joined members of the community at the Sheep Hills Art Silo to announce that the Labor Government will invest $500,000 to draw even more visitors to the region and create new jobs. […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier