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Manufacturing Jobs Just What The Doctor Ordered

Victoria’s manufacturing sector has received a healthy boost from a new state-of-the-art facility in Dandenong South that will create 150 new full-time jobs over the next three years. Nutribiotech, a leading nutritional supplement producer with factories in China, Korea and the US, has chosen Victoria as the location for its fourth global manufacturing facility thanks […]

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LAND 400 Tender At Risk Due To Coalition Infighting

The Andrews Labor Government has grave fears that Malcolm Turnbull’s dumping of Victorian Nationals MP Darren Chester paves the way for Victoria to be frozen out of the vitally important LAND 400 Phase Two defence contract. While Victoria continues to be ignored by Malcolm Turnbull, the promotion of Queensland Liberal National MPs to Cabinet is […]

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International Education Now Supporting 58,000 Jobs

Victoria’s world renowned international education sector is growing rapidly and now supports almost 58,000 jobs across Melbourne and throughout regional Victoria. The sector is vital to the state’s economy – it accounts for 43 per cent of Victoria’s services exports and generated a record $9.1 billion in export revenue in 2016/17, up from $7.8 billion […]

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New Biotech Facility To Save Lives And Boost Jobs

Leading global biotherapeutics company CSL Limited has unveiled its new world-class manufacturing facility in Melbourne’s north, which will create life-saving medicine and hundreds of jobs. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis joined Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll at the opening of the $230 million Broadmeadows facility – which will create 200 new […]

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Victoria Getting It Done At Australian Export Awards

Victoria has made history at this year’s prestigious Australian Export Awards by being the first Australian state to have businesses win the award for Australian Exporter of the Year five years in a row. The top award went to family-owned and operated skincare company Ego Pharmaceuticals. The company manufactures more than 120 products and exports […]

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Ararat Ready To Harness Land 400 Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is backing BAE Systems’ bid for the multi-billion dollar LAND 400 defence project which would bring new jobs and investment to regional Victoria. Ararat manufacturer AME Systems is one of the Victorian supply chain companies that will build components for new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles should BAE Systems win the contract for […]

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Land 400 To Drive A New Wave Of Geelong Manufacturing

The Andrews Labor Government is ramping up pressure on the Turnbull Government to bring a multi-billion defence vehicle manufacturing contract to Victoria. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis today visited Ford’s former Geelong site to inspect the BAE Systems Australia’s AMV35 vehicle and meet workers from local defence supply chain company Marand. Marand – […]

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New Projects Help International Students Soar

The Andrews Labor Government has announced 14 new projects worth $337,000 to help Victoria’s international students through its International Student Welfare Program (ISWP). The projects include cricket matches, legal education seminars and cultural celebrations designed to address everything from international student wellbeing and mental health to student safety and community engagement. The projects were announced […]

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Recognising Victoria’s Best International Students

The Andrews Labor Government has celebrated Victoria’s best and brightest international students at the annual Victorian International Education Awards in Melbourne. Seven students from seven different countries were presented with awards including the prestigious Premier’s Award which is worth $10,000. Now in its fifth year, the awards recognise the outstanding accomplishments of the people and […]

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Soap, Stocks And Abalone Win Victorian Export Awards

Victoria’s best exporters were acknowledged at the 38th Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEAs), with businesses in digital stock trading, goat soap and abalone each taking home prestigious awards. Pepperstone Group, DPP Pharmaceuticals and Yumbah Aquaculture were presented with awards for digital technology, agribusiness and e-commerce respectively. Melbourne-based Pepperstone Group also won the Victorian Exporter […]

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