Topic: Business

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

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 – […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

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 […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Victorian Economy Growing And Creating Jobs

New data shows Victoria’s economy is accelerating above trend, fuelled by private and public investment. The latest ANZ Stateometer report released today shows Victoria’s economic activity is gathering pace due to strong public and private investment and a booming jobs market, with more than 320,000 new jobs since the Andrews Labor Government was elected. The […]

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Manufacturing Champions To Take Centre Stage

Victoria’s manufacturing businesses and individuals will vie for leading industry awards next week. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced the finalists for the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame awards, which recognise the excellence of Victorian companies across the manufacturing industry. This year’s event will feature a new Woman Manufacturer of the Year […]

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Tech Investment Booms As Square Sets Up Engineering Hub

Global financial technology leader Square will establish its first engineering hub outside North America in Melbourne and expand its Australian headquarters, creating more than 60 new jobs and taking its local head-count beyond 100 employees. The Andrews Labor Government attracted Square’s Australian headquarters to Melbourne’s fintech sector in 2016 and the company is now increasing […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment