Category: Minister for Industry and Employment

Infrastructure Boom Puts Local Jobs First

The Andrews Labor Government’s multibillion dollar pipeline of infrastructure projects is putting local workers and businesses first. The Local Jobs First – Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) Annual Report 2016-17 shows local content requirements were set for 31 public projects worth more than $19 billion during that financial year. The policy ensures Victorian contractors, workers […]

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Statement From Wade Noonan

As Victorian Labor’s preselection process for the 2018 State Election is now underway, I wish to announce that I will not be seeking preselection for the seat of Williamstown. I entered politics because I wanted to help people – to make a difference in the lives of others and to be a voice for those […]

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Statement On The Closure Of Toyota

Workers at Toyota’s Altona manufacturing plant will clock off for the last time today. This is a sad time for thousands of Victorians – many of whom have spent most of their working lives building iconic vehicles for Australian roads. Today our thoughts go out to Toyota’s proud workforce, their families and those in the […]

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Heyfield Timber Mill Purchase Saves Locals Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government has finalised the purchase of the Heyfield Timber Mill, securing local jobs, protecting the timber industry and giving certainty to the community. From today, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods (ASH) will continue under the ownership of the Victorian Government and a shareholder group made up of members of ASH management. The Labor Government […]

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Gippsland Jobs Boost As Business Shines Bright

The Andrews Labor Government has backed more local Gippsland businesses to drive growth and create almost 100 new jobs across the region. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for Eastern Victorian Harriet Shing today toured Gippsland Solar in Traralgon to announce new grants from the Labor Government’s $10 million Latrobe Valley Economic […]

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A Blueprint To Create Manufacturing Jobs Of The Future

The Andrews Labor Government will boost manufacturing, create highly skilled jobs and help businesses grow as part of a new industry strategy. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan joined manufacturers in Dandenong to unveil Advancing Victorian Manufacturing – A Blueprint for the Future. The strategy, backed by $12 million in new funding and initiatives, […]

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Victorian Manufacturing Blasts Into A New Era

Victorian university students have launched manufacturing into the Space Age using revolutionary 3D printing technology to design, build and test a world-first rocket engine. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today met PhD students at the Woodside Innovation Centre at Monash University to get a first-hand look at the Aerospike Rocket Engine. The Aerospike […]

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Infrastructure Boom Keeps The Steel Industry Strong

The Andrews Labor Government’s multibillion dollar pipeline of infrastructure projects is driving a new era for local steel production in Victoria and creating new manufacturing jobs. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan and Member for St Albans Natalie Suleyman today met Liberty House Group executive chairman Sanjeev Gupta who recently purchased steel producer Arrium […]

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Major Projects Kickstart 1,500 Young Careers

The Andrews Labor Government has created more than 1,500 opportunities for apprentices, trainees and cadets to help shape Victoria’s biggest projects and give them the skills they need to build their careers. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today inspected construction works at the Metro Tunnel site in A’Beckett Street and met young engineering […]

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Fuelling New Jobs For Auto Workers In The West

The Andrews Labor Government has helped a Sunshine West engine repair business create highly-skilled jobs for former automotive workers. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today met workers at Cornell Diesel and toured the company’s new state-of-the-art servicing facility. Cornell last year received a grant from the Labor Government’s Local Industry Fund for Transition […]

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