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Innovative Lending To Boost Victoria’s Finance Sector

Victoria has become home to Australia’s first purpose-built small to medium enterprise (SME) lender after financial services firm Judo Capital opened its national headquarters in Melbourne today. The headquarters will create more than 100 full-time jobs over the next four years and benefit SMEs wanting to take advantage of Judo Capital’s business banking, simpler lending […]

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Supporting International Student Wellbeing In Victoria

A re-vamped international student work right legal service and new international student welfare projects valued at more than $433,000 will enhance the wellbeing and experience of international students studying in Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government’s refreshed International Student Work Rights Legal Service (ISWRLS) will give international students with work issues free, private and independent legal […]

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Victoria Welcomes Record Numbers Of Overseas Students

International students are choosing to study in Victoria in record numbers, with more than 200,000 people from 170 countries coming to the state last year. These record numbers follow five years of steady sector growth for an industry that supports more than 58,000 local jobs. Victoria’s reputation as a premium higher education and research destination […]

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Victoria Boosting Trade And Investment With South Asia

The Andrews Labor Government is attracting new investments from top technology players in India with major software group Ramco Systems today announcing it will set up a state-of the-art innovation centre in Melbourne. Ramco, which already has its Oceania headquarters in Melbourne, will set up a Workforce Innovation Centre developing new technologies in artificial intelligence, […]

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Victorian Exports Surge To Record High

The value of Victoria’s international goods exports soared 11.5 per cent over the 12 months to January – the strongest growth of the mainland states. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows $26.3 billion in goods were exported from Victoria over that period – the highest level on record. China, Japan and the United […]

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E-Commerce Taking Victorian Fashion To The World

The Andrews Labor Government is using an inbound trade mission to help local fashion designers and lifestyle companies break into the $500 billion Chinese e-commerce market – boosting exports and creating local jobs. The mission is already delivering results – Victorian fashion label Elliatt has announced a partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant VIP.com making its […]

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Victorian Students To Benefit From $5 Billion Defence Deal

Victorian university students will get hands on experience working on Australia’s largest ever land military vehicle procurement program if BAE Systems Australia secures the $5 billion LAND 400 contract. Acting Minister for Trade and Investment Ben Carroll today joined BAE Systems Australia CEO Gabby Costigan and University of Melbourne Vice Chancellor Glyn Davis to announce […]

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Marand On The Frontline Fighting For Land 400

Marand are front and centre of the Andrews Labor Government’s renewed campaign to win a Federal Government contract to build next-generation military vehicles – creating up to 2,000 jobs. Victoria has partnered with BAE Systems Australia, which has put forward the AMV-35 in its bid to win the $5 billion LAND 400 project, Australia’s largest […]

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Connecting With The UK And France To Drive Innovation

Victoria’s capabilities in digital technology, cyber security and defence will be showcased in the UK and France this week as the Andrews Labor Government encourages more foreign companies to invest in Victoria. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis will meet with representatives from Europe’s defence, tech and infrastructure sectors to explore trade and investment […]

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More E-Commerce Opportunities For Victoria’s Businesses

Victoria’s businesses will have access to hundreds of millions more international customers following the announcement that JD.com, one of China’s largest online retailers, will open its regional HQ in Melbourne. The Andrews Labor Government has been working closely with JD.com to bring the company to Victoria and give local businesses every opportunity to share their […]

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