Topic: Business

White Night Ballarat Great News For Local Jobs And Traders

Ballarat will come alive and welcome thousands of visitors this weekend as White Night returns for a second time. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight, Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard and White Night Artistic Director David Atkins OAM in Ballarat today to officially launch the event and inspect […]

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

Malcolm Turnbull Betrays Victoria, Sends Jobs To Queensland

Malcolm Turnbull has betrayed thousands of Victorian workers and hundreds of local companies by sending the $5 billion LAND 400 contract to Queensland. Not content with short changing Victorians when it comes to infrastructure funding, the Turnbull Government today announced Rheinmetall as the preferred bidder for the LAND 400 contract to build Australia’s next-generation military vehicles. Rheinmetall will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

Small Business Numbers Booming Across Victoria

Victoria’s small business sector has experienced a fourth year of uninterrupted growth with newly released figures showing more than 20,000 small businesses were created in the last year. The figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics bring the total number of Victorian small businesses to more than 576,000 as of June 2017, meaning small businesses […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Creating New Jobs In The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a multimillion dollar aged care facility in Moe – creating new jobs. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today visited the site of the new Signature Care facility being built in Moe, which will create 144 new jobs. Construction of the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Victoria Lands More Direct Flights To Asia

Cebu Pacific is set to commence direct flights between Melbourne and Manila, with three new weekly services from August. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren welcomed the announcement, which will better connect Victoria to one of our state’s growing tourism markets. The new services are expected to bring 41,000 visitors to Victoria each […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

Victoria’s Retail Sector Growing

Victoria’s retail sector continues to go from strength to strength with retail trade growing by 4.5 per cent last year – the highest of all states – turning over $79.2 billion and accounting for a quarter of the national retail turnover. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today joined more than 100 retail leaders […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Premier Talks Economy And Defence Jobs With US Leaders

Economic partnerships with business and the defence industry will be the main topic of conversation this week as Premier Daniel Andrews meets with leaders in the United States of America. During the three-day visit to Washington DC and New York Mr Andrews will promote Victoria’s economic and innovation credentials and strengthen international ties between the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Victoria’s Economic Growth Streak Continues

The latest ANZ Stateometer report shows Victoria’s economy grew above trend in December, as it has done for more than two years. It’s good news all-round for Victoria, with all indices growing above trend, and the labour market index performing best. Victoria was also ahead of the nation in retail turnover, which rose 4.5 per […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer