Category: Minister for Trade and Investment

New Retail Home In Melbourne Secures 1,500 Jobs

Melbourne’s position as the fashion and retail capital of Australia was reinforced today as Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL) officially opened its new Australasian head office in Burnley, securing 1,500 jobs for Victoria. The purpose-built corporate campus houses the headquarters of iconic retailers David Jones and Country Road Group – including Country Road, Mimco, Trenery, Witchery […]

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Export Growth Delivering For Victorians

Victoria’s exports have hit record levels and are still growing as the Andrews Labor Government helps more Victorian companies break into global markets and create local jobs. Exports from Victoria grew 6.45 per cent to reach a record $51.6 billion in 2017-18. Victoria’s services export performance has been particularly strong. Valued at $22.5 billion in […]

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Victoria Appoints New Commissioner To Middle East

Victoria will maintain its focus on building global connections and promoting trade and investment across the Middle East with the appointment of a new Commissioner for Victoria to the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Former Austrade Consul-General in Dubai and General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, Gerard Seeber, has been appointed to the […]

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BWX Brings Global Manufacturing Operations To Victoria

In another win for Victorian jobs, personal care and cosmetics manufacturer BWX Ltd has announced it will transition segments of its USA manufacturing onshore to its Dandenong headquarters, creating 50 jobs over the next five years. BWX’s decision to bring its manufacturing operations to Melbourne after acquiring businesses in the USA, namely Andalou Naturals and […]

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New Investment Strategy Underlined By Panadol Win

Panadol products for Australia, South East Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and New Zealand will now be manufactured in Victoria by Aspen Australia – creating 85 new jobs in Dandenong. The investment is a significant win for Victoria’s pharmaceuticals industry and comes as the Andrews Labor Government today released a new investment attraction strategy […]

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Expanded International Student Centre Opens Its Doors

The new Study Melbourne Student Centre has opened its doors and is ready to deliver an even better experience to Victoria’s international students from a bright and spacious venue in Melbourne’s iconic Hardware Lane. Double the size of the former site and relocated to the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, the improved Student Centre will offer […]

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Victorian Medtech Company Takes Home Top Export Award

In another win for Victoria’s booming medtech and pharma sector, a leading Melbourne-based cancer diagnostic company has been named Victorian Exporter of the Year at the 39th Governor of Victoria Export Awards. Leica Biosystems, which also won the GOVEA for Health and Biotechnology, designs and manufactures medical devices to simplify cancer diagnosis, cause less stress […]

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iSelect Expansion Creates 155 New Jobs In Victoria

Home-grown global tech leader iSelect will relocate its service centre operations from South Africa to Victoria and create a new Data Science Centre of Excellence, creating 155 new Victorian jobs. The Andrews Labor Government has worked with iSelect on the move, which will see 90 customer service roles return to Victoria, and 65 new high-skilled […]

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Victoria Sets Its Sights On Southeast Asia

The Andrews Labor Government has set out its plan to help local companies access the massive opportunities on offer in Southeast Asia, increase trade and investment, and create jobs with its new strategy for the region. Victoria’s Southeast Asia Trade and Investment Strategy, Globally Connected, aims to grow bilateral ties, promote Victoria and identify trade […]

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Serving Up Victoria’s Best Food And Fibre To The World

Victoria’s multi-billion-dollar food and fibre sector will be on show at this year’s Food and Beverage Trade Week, with local growers and producers set to connect with global buyers and key decision makers from today. Over three days, more than 150 incoming delegates will get a first-hand look at Victoria’s diverse and vibrant food and […]

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