Topic: Jobs

New Board For Workers Dispute Service

An inaugural seven person board will strengthen the independence of the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service (ACCS). The ACCS helps resolve worker compensation disputes by bringing together workers, employers and WorkSafe agents in an informal, non-adversarial and free process. The new ACCS Board – to be chaired by Julie Ligeti – will guide the organisation in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

Six Months On And Turnbull Is Still Shortchanging Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is demanding that the Turnbull Government immediately pay the $1.4 billion it promised to Victorians from the lease of the Port of Melbourne. In September 2016, the Turnbull Government went back on its word to Victorians, and refused to fulfil its commitment as part of the Asset Recycling Initiative National Partnership […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

New Deal For Teachers To Support Our Best And Brightest

A new agreement between the Andrews Labor Government and Victoria’s teachers will see quality teaching and professional development back on the agenda. As well as providing extra support for teachers, the new Schools Enterprise Bargaining Agreement also ensures better conditions for education support staff and gives principals the recognition they deserve. Reached as part of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Education

Metro Tunnel Work To Ramp Up In April Construction Blitz

Major work is set to ramp up next month on Australia’s biggest public transport project – the Metro Tunnel – with extensive geotechnical investigations now complete. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan at the project’s huge storage facility in West Melbourne, where nearly 10 kilometres of soil and rock samples are […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Australia’s First Plan To Get The Most Out Of Our Projects

The Andrews Labor Government has set out a new strategy to create the maximum value for Victorians from its multibillion-dollar pipeline of major projects. Minister for Major Projects Jacinta Allan today released the Labor Government’s Value Creation and Capture Framework – an Australian first that centres on realising and creating value, rather than taxing beneficiaries. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Major Projects

Melbourne Lands Virgin Australia’s Maiden Hong Kong Service

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed Virgin Australia’s announcement that it is starting direct flights to Greater China from Melbourne, with the new Hong Kong service set to take off in early July. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren said securing the new service was another coup for Victoria’s booming visitor economy and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Victoria To Benefit From World Leading Startup Program

Silicon Valley’s globally renowned accelerator program 500 Startups will establish its Australian headquarters in Victoria after securing a funding grant from LaunchVic – the Andrews Labor Government’s $60 million startup fund. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis, 500 Startups Founder Dave McClure and LaunchVic CEO Dr Kate Cornick today announced the launch […]

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

Jobs Victoria: Kickstarting Careers In Melbourne’s West

Jobseekers across Melbourne’s west are getting the support they need to find sustainable jobs thanks to a new initiative of the Andrews Labor Government’s Jobs Victoria program. Westgate Community Initiative Group, Djerriwarrh Employment & Education Services and Wyndham Community & Education Centre have joined forces to create the west@work service. Visiting LoveLuvo in Seddon today, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

ANZ Report Confirms Strength Of Victoria’s Economy

Victoria is the only jurisdiction in Australia with above trend economic growth and improving momentum, according to the latest ANZ Stateometer report. Released today, the report shows Victoria’s economic wellbeing continued to trend upward in January and now sits at its highest level since November 2010 – well above its long-run average. This follows yesterday’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Skilled Jobs Bringing High Capacity Metro Trains To Life

Victoria’s future engineers and skilled tradespeople will play a crucial role in building Melbourne’s 65 next generation High Capacity Metro Trains, as the Andrews Labor Government puts more young people to work. Visiting Downer EDI’s Newport Rail Yard today, Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan announced 15 per cent of work on the $2 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment