Category: Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Supporting Victoria’s Growing Social Enterprise Sector

The Andrews Labor Government is connecting social enterprises across the state through the launch of a new knowledge-sharing and development network. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today announced the creation of the Victorian Social Enterprise Network (SENVIC) during an address at the Social Traders conference in Melbourne. The Labor Government has provided […]

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Startups Launch Into Future With New Support

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up support for early-stage and scaling startups thanks to a $1.9 million investment through LaunchVic. The funding will support 12 programs to connect startups from a range of disciplines with investment opportunities. Grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 were awarded as part of LaunchVic’s Grant Round X and follow-on […]

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D’Orsogna Brings Home Bacon For Jobs In Melbourne’s North

Family-owned smallgoods success story D’Orsogna is getting bigger, creating more than 100 new jobs in Melbourne’s north thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today officially opened D’Orsogna’s new $64 million processing and packaging plant at Merrifield. The company has grown from humble beginnings ­– a […]

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Victorian Smart Ball Set To Bowl Over Cricket World

A cricket ball embedded with a microchip stands to revolutionise cricket – and it is being developed in Victoria by renowned sports equipment innovator Kookaburra. Kookaburra’s SmartBall has been in development with technology partner SportCor for the past two years and was revealed to the cricket world at a special launch in London on Saturday […]

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Celebrating 150 Mobile Towers Across Regional Victoria

Regional Victoria is set to be better connected than ever, with the Andrews Labor Government announcing the delivery of 150 mobile phone towers across the state to improve safety, eliminate black spots and enhance digital connections. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited a tower site in Thorpdale in the Latrobe Valley […]

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Massive Tech Events Confirmed For Melbourne

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered a major boost to the state’s thriving tech and innovation ecosystem, announcing one of the biggest tech conferences in Australia is coming back to Melbourne in 2019. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today joined with Australian Computer Society (ACS) chief executive Andrew Johnson to confirm the […]

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Hamer Scholars Boost Victoria’s Asia Connections

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorians ranging from scientists and engineers to start-up founders, technicians and teachers speak the language of success in Asia. A total of 41 Hamer Scholarships were confirmed last night, providing recipients up to $15,000 to undertake months-long intensive language study in China, Indonesia, Japan or Korea. Those countries are […]

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International Student Numbers Soar In Victoria

Victoria’s international education sector has set records for enrolments and economic impact, cementing the sector’s status as a multi-billion-dollar export earner. New figures show international students from 170 countries accounted for 281,000 enrolments last year, up 11.4 per cent, supporting almost 79,000 Victorian jobs and generating $11.8 billion in export revenue. Revenue for Victoria has […]

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Home Of Geelong’s Furphy Ale Set To Expand

Geelong’s brewer of the iconic Furphy Refreshing Ale, Little Creatures, will expand its operations and create 10 new jobs thanks in part to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula visited Little Creatures in South Geelong today to confirm the Labor Government’s support for the company’s $11 million […]

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Boost Your Business Takes Coffee To The Cloud In Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government is helping small businesses thrive thanks to the latest round of the Boost Your Business Voucher Program. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited Geelong’s Little Red Roaster Company, one of the new batch of businesses receiving voucher funding. The Little Red Roaster Company is one of more […]

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