Topic: Business

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

Connecting Gippsland Businesses To Major Projects

Gippsland businesses are being encouraged to bid for work on major government contracts being rolled out thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. More than 200 local business representatives attended the Industry Capability Network briefing in Morwell today to learn more about supplying their goods and services to major projects over the coming years. The briefing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

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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Reforms Saving Millions For Victoria’s Small Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government’s measures to cut red tape and help businesses grow are set to save small tourism and retail businesses up to $138 million a year. The reforms are part of the Labor Government’s Small Business Regulation Review, which is designed to ease regulatory burden and streamline approvals processes for small businesses. By […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Breaking Down Borders For Victoria’s Small Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government has announced a new project to simplify cross-border regulations and make it easier for small businesses in hospitality, taxi services, heavy vehicles and trades to do business in NSW. At a multi-government event in Wodonga today, Victorian Minister for Small Business Philip Dalidakis announced that he will work with Federal Minister […]

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One-Stop Shop To Reduce Red Tape For Business

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Anna Cronin as Victoria’s Red Tape Commissioner, bringing the office together with Ms Cronin’s existing role as the Commissioner for Better Regulation. The new dual role will improve the effectiveness of both positions, creating a ‘one-stop shop’ for issues regarding red tape and improvements to regulation. Ms Cronin has […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Victoria – Australia’s Economic Powerhouse

Victoria’s economy continues to lead the nation with the highest state final demand growth anywhere in the country. Today’s National Accounts data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows Victoria’s state final demand is up by 4.9 per cent over the year – the highest growth of all the states and well above the national […]

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Victorian Retail Spending Booming

In yet another sign of a strong economy and strong consumer confidence, Victorian retail trade growth was the highest of all states in the year to April 2018. New data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows Victorian retail trade has grown by 4.7 per cent over the year, or $310 million – […]

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Applications Open For Next Round Of Boost Your Business

More Victorian businesses will be able to access vital support to create jobs and enhance growth with applications for the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s successful Boost Your Business vouchers now open. The first round attracted significant interest and provided funding of more than $3 million to support over 100 businesses across Victoria. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Victoria’s Relationship With China Never Sleeps

A new partnership between a leading Victorian med-tech company and China that has the potential to generate US$100 million in trade has been signed thanks to the support of the Andrews Labor Government. Visiting Hong Kong, Premier Daniel Andrews today announced the new deal between Victorian based neuro and sleep diagnostics company Compumedics and Chinese […]

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