Topic: Business

Strengthening WorkSafe To Better Protect Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government will strengthen WorkSafe’s role as the workplace safety cop on the beat, following an independent review into the enforcement of Victoria’s health and safety laws. Minister for Finance Robin Scott today announced the Labor Government would accept every recommendation of the Independent Review of Occupational Health and Safety Compliance and Enforcement […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

Victoria’s Economy Powering Ahead

The Victorian economy is strong and growing, as confirmed in the 2017-18 Victorian Budget Update released today. The Update shows that Victoria will deliver an operating surplus of $1.7 billion in 2017/18, with forecasts across the forward estimates revised up to an average of $2.2 billion. Supported by a strong labour market and growing population, […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Melbourne Company Flying High On Global Stage

A Montmorency-based aerospace and defence company has been able to win lucrative global contracts and create new local jobs thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Employment Vicki Ward visited Lovitt Technologies Australia today to meet workers and to see the progress on the company’s $1.5 million capability expansion […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Employment

More Visitors Good News For Victorian Jobs And Businesses

New data released today shows more overseas visitors are choosing to spend their time and valuable tourism dollars in Victoria – boosting local businesses and creating jobs across Victoria. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren welcomed the latest International Visitor Survey results, which demonstrate how Victoria’s booming tourism industry is paying dividends for […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Backing Regional Startups To Boost Business And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is giving councils across Victoria, particularly those in regional and rural areas, the tools they need to support local startups and entrepreneurs. Speaking at successful startup accelerator Runway Geelong, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched the next round of LaunchVic initiatives which will assist regional startups and […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

Victoria’s Economy Outperforming All Other States

Victoria’s economy is booming with state final demand (SFD) growth the strongest in the nation at 4.7 per cent over the year to September 2017. The new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today shows that, nationally, domestic final demand was just 3.2 per cent for the same period. Over the year, household […]

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More Support To Put Companies Into Top Gear

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local companies impacted by the closure of automotive manufacturing transform the way they do business and open up new opportunities. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Holden Special Vehicles in Clayton to announce $662,000 worth of assistance to 16 businesses under the Automotive Supply Chain Transition […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

More Good News For Victorian Businesses

It’s good news all round for local businesses, with Victorian exports, imports and retail trade all showing strong annual growth. New data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows Victoria’s goods and services export growth is powering on with a 10.6 per cent annual boost, taking total exports to almost $50 billion […]

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Meeting Of The Mines In Melbourne

The world’s most liveable city will be on show when the most prestigious gatherings of top global mining company chief executives converge next year in Melbourne for two high profile industry events. The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) has announced today it will hold one of its bi-annual Council meetings in Melbourne. ICMM […]

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