Topic: Business

Free Mediation Service For Commercial Tenancy Disputes

The Victorian Government’s mediation service to help small and medium business tenants and landlords reach a fair agreement in rent disputes arising as a result of coronavirus is up and running. The service is provided through the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) and is part of the Government’s commercial tenancy relief scheme. Regulations to deliver […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Supporting More Victorian Businesses Doing It Tough

The Victorian Government is providing more support for Victorian businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic to get to the other side of the crisis. Last month, the Government announced a $1.7 billion Economic Survival Package for the hardest hit businesses and workers who required urgent and immediate support. The package included payroll tax refunds worth […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Backing Victorian Industry To Boost Supply Of Ventilators

The Victorian Government is supporting local industry to produce ventilators to help equip our healthcare system as it deals with coronavirus, with a key international licensing agreement secured. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today announced that with the backing of a $500,000 government grant, local company Grey Innovation is well advanced in […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade

Economic Survival Package To Support Businesses And Jobs

The Victorian Government will pump billions of dollars into the economy to help Victorian businesses and workers survive the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. Premier Daniel Andrews and Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced a $1.7 billion economic survival and jobs package, which has been developed following discussions at National Cabinet and complements the work […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Hotline Help For Businesses Dealing With COVID-19 Impacts

The Andrews Labor Government today launched a hotline for businesses dealing with the significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic is creating issues for businesses large and small who are facing a downturn in trade, bans on events and restrictions on indoor gatherings, as well as challenges in dealing with employee safety and […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

US Tech Giant Opens Asia-Pacific HQ In Melbourne

A leading software provider used by the majority of America’s Fortune 500 is the latest tech company to establish a headquarters in Victoria. Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas officially opened their Asia-Pacific headquarters on Bourke Street today. Lucidchart makes data visualisation software and is one of the world’s leading tech companies, with more than […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Economic Development

Growing Digital Skills For Regional Small Businesses

Regional businesses will learn how to build their online presence, improve cyber-security and harness benefits from the digital economy through the Andrews Labor Government’s new Digital Opportunities Roadshow program. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek and Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Paul Guerra today launched the initiative, encouraging regional small businesses to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Ballarat Businesses Saving Big On Payroll Tax

Businesses in Ballarat are saving millions thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s regional payroll tax cuts, with more savings on the horizon. New data out today shows 422 Ballarat businesses are forecast to share in $14.8 million in savings just this financial year, after the payroll tax rate was slashed to 2.425 per cent in […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer, Western Victoria Region

Building Approvals Bounce Back Despite Economic Headwinds

In the face of global and domestic economic headwinds, building approvals have rebounded to their strongest result in more than two years. New Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows Victoria recorded $4.3 billion of approved buildings in December 2019. It means Victoria leads the mainland states for both the value of residential and non-residential building […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Small Business Bus Helping More Businesses Grow

More than 1,000 businesses have been helped to develop and grow through the Andrews Labor Government’s Small Business Bus in 2019. Operated by Small Business Victoria, the information hub on wheels made 320 visits to 238 locations around Victoria, up from 281 sessions held in 218 sites last year. Just under half of this year’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business