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Historic Goods Shed Transformed Into Innovation Hub

Victoria has a new home for innovation with the official launch of the refurbished Goods Shed North, which brings together leading startups across a range of sectors including medtech, agtech, fintech and cyber security. Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched the Victorian Innovation Hub at the historic 111-year-old building in the […]

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Silicon Valley Fintech Chooses Victoria For Asia-Pacific HQ

Silicon Valley fintech innovators Nomis Solutions have announced Melbourne as the location of their Asia-Pacific HQ, boosting the state’s growing fintech sector and creating up to 50 jobs over five years. More than 10,000 bankers worldwide use Nomis’ cutting-edge approach to big data, personalised customer solutions and market analysis. This new base of operations was […]

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Victoria At The Ready For SEA 5000

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s defence industry to be part of the delivery of Australia’s next generation warships. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis today welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s decision to name BAE Systems the prime contractor for the $35 billion SEA 5000 Future Frigate program. The Labor Government has been in […]

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Global Tech Firm Activates Australian HQ And R&D Hub

Global network analytics company, Niometrics, today announced Melbourne will host its new research and development (R&D) hub and Australia-New Zealand headquarters, creating at least 30 jobs. The move underpins Victoria’s growing status as Australia’s top innovation and tech state. Global tech leaders such as Alibaba, Dialog, Square, Slack, Live Tiles and CyberGym have all recently […]

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Victoria Backs TPP And Benefits Of Free Trade

The Andrews Labor Government has made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) backing the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) after commissioning a first of its kind report to support its cause. The report uses rigorous economic modelling to analyse the opportunities the trade deal would present for Victorian businesses. Australia signed the […]

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World’s Biggest Sports Retailer Coming To Melbourne

The world’s biggest sports retailer, Decathlon, is bringing its megastores to Melbourne and creating hundreds of jobs in the process. The company today announced it will be opening its first store in Box Hill, with four to five stores to be opened over the next two years – each employing up to 100 people. The […]

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Increasing Trade With Latin America

The Andrews Labor Government is planning to double the value of Victoria’s goods exports to Latin America, double the number of Latin American students studying in Victoria and double the number of visitors to Victoria from the region. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis will tonight launch Globally Connected: Victoria’s Latin America Trade and […]

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Victoria Kicking Goals In China’s Sports Industry

A recent trade mission to China has strengthened the Andrews Labor Government’s drive to win a bigger share of the $US300 billion Chinese sports industry. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis attended a Shanghai and Melbourne Business of Sport Roundtable event, which was an opportunity to showcase Victoria’s expertise in major events, sports medicine […]

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Tech Investment Booms As Square Sets Up Engineering Hub

Global financial technology leader Square will establish its first engineering hub outside North America in Melbourne and expand its Australian headquarters, creating more than 60 new jobs and taking its local head-count beyond 100 employees. The Andrews Labor Government attracted Square’s Australian headquarters to Melbourne’s fintech sector in 2016 and the company is now increasing […]

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E-Commerce Made Easier For Victorian Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local businesses break into the Chinese e-commerce market through a new partnership with Australia Post. The agreement will speed up access to the Chinese market for Victorian businesses through Australia Post’s joint venture with China Post – Sai Cheng Logistics International. The agreement follows the Labor Government signing a […]

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