Topic: Business

Victoria’s Business Events Economy Booming

Victoria is increasingly the business state of Australia with the Melbourne Convention Bureau breaking the $500 million mark for conferences this financial year. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula confirmed the milestone, with business events now the highest yielding sector in Victoria’s visitor economy. The Andrews Labor Government has made business events […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events

Cutting Red Tape For Victorian Small Business

Small businesses will get quicker approvals for council permits thanks to an Andrews Labor Government drive to cut red tape and help businesses thrive and provide more jobs. The Better Approvals Project is helping local councils reduce the time they take to process business permits. So far 19 councils have taken up the program, producing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Backing Vehicle Repair Information Sharing

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a national scheme for the sharing of vehicle repair and service information, to give Victorian vehicle owners and automotive service businesses a fairer deal. In its submission to the Federal Government’s public consultation process, the Labor Government backed an effective and strong national scheme that will give independent automotive […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Victorian Economy Tops The National Rankings

Victoria has the nation’s strongest jobs market, economic growth, retail trade and construction work done, according to the latest CommSec State of the States report. Released today, the report shows Victoria’s economic activity was 26.9 per cent above its decade-average output – the best result in the nation – and 1.5 percentage points ahead of […]

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Vic Regional Unemployment Rate Lowest Of The States

Regional Victoria is benefiting from thousands of new jobs, with the state’s regional unemployment rate the lowest recorded in the nation. Australian Bureau of Statistics data released today shows Victoria’s regional unemployment rate is just 4.6 per cent – well below the national average of 5.4 per cent. Victoria’s regional areas also had the strongest […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Backing The Bendigo Business Community

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Bendigo business by committing $30,000 to Be.Bendigo’s local business events program. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek confirmed the funding at a meeting today with Be.Bendigo chief executive Dennis Bice and the Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards. The money will support events for the local business community, starting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

More Funding To Support Ballarat Local Business

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local small businesses to grow, providing $30,000 in funding to Commerce Ballarat’s B31 Ballarat Business Festival. The funding is double the amount provided in 2018 and will support the running of the month-long festival, which will take place in August this year. Commerce Ballarat provides networking and advocacy services […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Victoria’s Big Build Pipeline Boosting Construction

Victoria is leading the nation when it comes to building major infrastructure, with new data showing the value of construction work grew by more than 15 per cent in 2018 – the highest growth rate in Australia. Australian Bureau of Statistics data today confirmed the value of construction work done in Victoria has grown to […]

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Bus Finishes Busy Year Boosting Victoria’s Small Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government’s Small Business Bus has supported thousands of Victorians and visited hundreds of communities, helping small businesses grow, create jobs and boost the economy. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek welcomed the bus in Ferntree Gully today for its last stop for the year, which has made more than 280 visits to […]

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More Jobs For Geelong To Boost The Economy

A leading Peruvian manufacturer is establishing its Australia and New Zealand HQ in Geelong, bringing jobs and investment to the region. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll announced today that Vistony Industrial del Peru SAC will set up its Australia and New Zealand headquarters in Norlane – creating 20 new jobs. The company expects […]

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