Category: Minister for Economic Development

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Economic Development

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Economic Development

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Economic Development

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Economic Development, Ministers

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Economic Development

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Economic Development

More Jobs And A New Biotech Era For Victoria

A US biotech company developing cutting edge drugs to treat neurologic and psychiatric disorders has chosen Victoria as its next home. Praxis Precision Medicines will establish its Asia Pacific headquarters and research and development centre in Parkville, in a move that will create at least 100 jobs and strengthen the state’s world-class medical technology and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Economic Development

Bringing Jobs And German Ingenuity To Supermarket Shopping

The Andrews Labor Government has helped bring one of the world’s largest retailers to Victoria, in a move that will create more than 1500 jobs and inject almost half a billion dollars into the state’s economy. German supermarket giant Kaufland today announced an initial $459 million investment to bring their stores to Victoria, with three […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Economic Development