Topic: Business

Goat Soap And Melbourne Gin The Tonic For India

India’s discerning drinkers and beauty devotees will now be able to enjoy some of Victoria’s finest products thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s support in establishing strong trade with India. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek attended the launch of the Melbourne Gin Company’s signature range of gins in Bengaluru yesterday after it signed an […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Building Renewable Energy And Creating Victorian Jobs

Renewable energy is driving new manufacturing jobs in Geelong, with wind turbine components now being assembled at the former Ford Motors site. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio officially opened the Vestas Renewable Energy Hub (VREH) today – the first-time wind turbines have been assembled in Australia for […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Time Running Out To Apply For Labour Hire Licences

Victorian labour hire businesses have just over one month to register for the Andrews Labor Government’s new accreditation scheme, or else face significant penalties. From 30 October 2019, only labour hire providers who are licensed or are awaiting an application decision will be allowed to operate in Victoria. This is courtesy of Victoria’s first ever […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations

Better Dispute Resolution Saving Victorian Businesses Money

Victoria continues to set the standard for business dispute resolution, with today marking 6,000 days since the landmark passing of the Small Business Commissioner Bill in 2003 by the Bracks Labor Government. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek announced the milestone at the unveiling of new mediation rooms at the Victorian Small Business Commission offices […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

New Jobs For Victoria As Global Tech Leader Expands

One of the world’s leading tech companies is set to reinvest in Victoria, creating more than 70 highly-skilled engineering jobs and making Melbourne home to its largest product innovation team in the Asia-Pacific. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today announced the expansion by global software giant Zendesk at an industry event to […]

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

Victoria National Leader On Infrastructure Management

Victoria is leading the nation in planning and managing infrastructure projects by heading up the development of an Australian Building Information Modelling (BIM) Strategic Framework. The framework was endorsed by the Board of Treasurers earlier this month, for proposed implementation by all state and territory governments across Australia. The framework will standardise approaches to using […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Netball Centre A Game-Changer For Women In Construction

The Andrews Labor Government’s $64 million State Netball and Hockey Centre (SNHC) redevelopment will provide the platform for a pilot program to increase the number of women working in construction. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula this week inspected progress at the SNHC site and saw first-hand advances being made in addressing the […]

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

Red Tape Reforms To Cut Construction Business Costs

Small construction businesses will save up to $42.6 million a year through reforms supported by the Andrews Labor Government that will make it easier for owners to understand and meet their regulatory obligations. The reforms announced today at the Master Builders Victoria’s Building Leadership Simulation Centre are expected to save small businesses at least $21.3 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business

Victoria Is Australia’s Top Performing Economy

Victoria has again been named the top economic performer in the nation, relegating NSW to second place. Victoria has shared top spot with its northern neighbour for the past two CommSec State of the States reports, but the latest has declared Victoria the outright winner. Victoria claimed top billing on four of eight key indicators, […]

Categories: Assistant Treasurer, Media Release

Funding To Boost Business Productivity In Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging innovative practices among Geelong businesses with more than $40,000 invested in local business groups to run development activities on best practice for day-to-day business. The month-long Geelong Small Business Festival in August and this week’s Deakin University Geelong Business Excellence Awards are two examples of major local events that […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Small Business