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Hamer Scholarships Open The Door To Asia

The Andrews Labor Government is opening up new career and business opportunities for Victorians with the opening of the latest round of the Hamer Scholarships. Victorian professionals over the age of twenty-one are invited to apply for scholarships under the program which is designed to build language skills, business and cultural understanding and forge connections […]

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New Advocate For Victoria’s Defence Industry

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed renowned industry and government defence expert John O’Callaghan as a new Defence Industry Advocate to showcase Victoria’s defence capabilities across Australia and overseas. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula welcomed the appointment of Mr O’Callaghan who is taking the reins from Victoria’s first ever Defence Industry Advocate, […]

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Nominations Open For Manufacturing Hall Of Fame

Outstanding businesses and individuals in the manufacturing industry are encouraged to nominate for the Andrews Labor Government’s 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula has opened nominations for the awards, which will highlight the importance and strength of the local industry and the bright future of manufacturing […]

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Victorian Industry Takes Centre Stage At 2019 Airshow

The 2019 Australian International Airshow is ready for take-off, with a line up of the world’s best aircraft and displays of Victoria’s world class expertise in aerospace and defence. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited Marand to meet workers manufacturing critical components for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which will take […]

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Melbourne Strengthens Position As Tech Capital

The Andrews Labor Government has announced that Melbourne will house the national headquarters of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) – Australia’s peak representative body for the tech sector. The Labor Government also announced that it will host the AIIA National iAwards events as the major sponsor for the next four years, cementing Victoria’s position […]

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Local Jobs First Commissioner Putting Victorians First

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Victorian workers and businesses first with a new Commissioner who will advocate for Victorian businesses and workers, so they get a greater share of government projects. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced the appointment of Mr Don Matthews as the inaugural Local Jobs First Commissioner. The […]

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Creating Jobs And Growing Business In Macedon

Macedon Ranges’ biggest private employer will be able to create more local jobs, become more energy efficiency and expand its production capacity, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Hardwicks Meatworks in Kyneton to announce an Industry Energy Support Stream grant to help the business […]

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Investing In The Future Of Manufacturing

An iconic food retailer and manufacturer will establish a new processing site in Melbourne’s North-West to develop new products, boost its capability and create 100 jobs, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today joined Member for Sunbury Josh Bull at LaManna Food Group Pty in Tullamarine […]

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A Lift For Jobs And Investment

Two businesses in Melbourne’s south-east will expand their operations and create new jobs, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT) grants for Australian Fresh Leaf Herbs and Temptation Bakeries Pty Ltd. Twelve other companies have also received assistance through […]

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Auto Innovation Lab To Drive Industry And Jobs

Victorian manufacturers will be better equipped to design and make more innovative products for the global automotive market, thanks to the backing of the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced $640,000 for a new Automotive Innovation Lab to be based in Victoria. The lab will have the high-tech equipment, […]

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