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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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Victoria Powers On With World First Hydrogen Project

Work is getting underway on a world-first project to produce liquid hydrogen in Latrobe Valley that will create hundreds of jobs for Victorians. The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) Pilot Project will see liquefied hydrogen produced from Latrobe Valley brown coal transported to Japan for use in fuel cell electric vehicles and power generation. Minister […]

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Bolstering Our Artificial Intelligence Tech Capabilities

Support from the Andrews Labor Government has led a global cloud-based records management company to base its Asia Pacific HQ in Victoria, boosting high-tech jobs and the state’s artificial intelligence technology credentials. RecordPoint – which partners with Microsoft – will establish a cutting-edge facility in Melbourne, which will also serve as the company’s AI and […]

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New CEO To Help Drive Investment In Victoria

Former Australian ambassador to the OECD Chris Barrett has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Invest Victoria. Invest Victoria was set up under the new Economic Development portfolio to help attract investment to the state and support the Andrews Labor Government’s economic growth agenda. As part of its establishment, an extensive local and global search […]

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French Firms Setting Up Home In Victoria

Two French companies will establish their headquarters in Victoria, further strengthening the business ties between the two economies and creating highly skilled jobs in both the technology and renewable energy sectors. Speaking at the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Breakfast today, Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas announced investments from VISEO and Total […]

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National Artificial Intelligence Centre Set For Melbourne

Melbourne will be home to an international-standard artificial intelligence centre, pending a formal agreement with the next Federal Government. Melbourne is already attracting significant investment into cutting edge industries and the Andrews Labor Government wants to attract the best and brightest talent from around the country and the world, boosting employment opportunities in new and […]

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