Category: Minister for Economic Development

Melbourne Secures Investment From Global AI Leader

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to support the growth of the state’s tech sector by attracting the investment of a global leader in artificial intelligence. Dataminr, listed 5th on Forbes’ 50 Most Promising AI Companies List, will establish its APAC HQ and Operations Centre in Melbourne, creating over 50 new jobs and boosting Victoria’s […]

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Launching The World’s First Liquid Hydrogen Carrier Ship

The world’s first, purpose-built liquified hydrogen carrier ship has been unveiled amid huge fanfare in Japan – and its first destination is Victoria. This vessel forms a critical part of the Andrews Labor Government-supported Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Pilot Project, the largest hydrogen demonstration project in the world. It will see Latrobe Valley brown […]

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Indian Tech Giant Reinvesting In Victoria

One of India’s top tech companies is expanding its operations in Victoria, in another win for the state’s growing cyber security sector. Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas today announced that Wipro Limited will establish a state-of-the-art, $1.5 million Cyber Defence Centre in South Melbourne where local tech experts will help to protect organisations from […]

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Creating Better Health Outcomes Through Innovation

One of the world’s largest life insurance companies is expanding its footprint in Victoria in a move that will create 100 jobs and boost community wellbeing and mental health. AIA Australia is building an Innovation Lab at their existing HQ in Melbourne, where digital experts and collaborators will explore artificial intelligence, data science and machine […]

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Victoria Making The 1,000th Dreamliner Plane Soar

Victoria’s aerospace manufacturing expertise has played a critical role in helping the world’s most technically advanced commercial aircraft take off. Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas today celebrated the production of the 1,000th 787 Dreamliner in a visit to Boeing Aerostructures Australia in Port Melbourne, where the wing components for the aircraft are made. The […]

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New Facility To Propel Victoria As Hydrogen Leader

Work has commenced in the Latrobe Valley on a new facility for the world’s largest hydrogen export pilot project, setting Victoria up as a future global leader in hydrogen. Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas today joined J-Power Chairman Masayoshi Kitamura at AGL’s Loy Yang site in Traralgon to mark the beginning of construction of […]

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More Tech Jobs As Software Giant Lands In Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government is welcoming the latest global tech company to choose Melbourne as its Asia Pacific base, in a move that will create 100 new jobs. US-based Lucidchart is one of the world’s leading software providers, with more than three million users in the Asia Pacific alone – including Woolworths supermarkets and LINE […]

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Another Global Cybersecurity Leader Chooses Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to boost Victoria’s tech credentials by luring another leading cybersecurity company to Melbourne. US company KnowBe4 announced today it will set up its Australia-New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne, creating local jobs and further strengthening Victoria’s cybersecurity capabilities. It’s the latest cyber company to invest in the state and follows […]

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Supermarket Giant Expands Victorian Footprint

Kaufland’s Victorian expansion is gathering steam, with the global supermarket chain receiving approval for a further two stores and proposing at least nine more, which – if approved – could deliver hundreds of extra jobs. Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas today announced the go-ahead for stores in Coolaroo and Oakleigh South, with the latter […]

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Getting Behind Local Gippsland Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is helping one of Australia’s largest manufacturers of natural and organic food products reduce its power bills and retain jobs. Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas today visited Pureharvest in Drouin to see the company’s $1.25 million solar panels project, which is reducing its emissions by 1,150 tonnes a year. The […]

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