Topic: industry

Home Of Geelong’s Furphy Ale Set To Expand

Geelong’s brewer of the iconic Furphy Refreshing Ale, Little Creatures, will expand its operations and create 10 new jobs thanks in part to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula visited Little Creatures in South Geelong today to confirm the Labor Government’s support for the company’s $11 million […]

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Boost Your Business Takes Coffee To The Cloud In Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government is helping small businesses thrive thanks to the latest round of the Boost Your Business Voucher Program. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today visited Geelong’s Little Red Roaster Company, one of the new batch of businesses receiving voucher funding. The Little Red Roaster Company is one of more […]

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French Firms Setting Up Home In Victoria

Two French companies will establish their headquarters in Victoria, further strengthening the business ties between the two economies and creating highly skilled jobs in both the technology and renewable energy sectors. Speaking at the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Business Breakfast today, Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas announced investments from VISEO and Total […]

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Manufacturers On Show At Hall Of Fame Awards

Victorian  innovative, visionary and entrepreneurial businesses and individuals driving the manufacturing industry now and into the future have won big at last night’s Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula congratulated the winners and finalists for their work in continuing to take Victorian businesses to the next level. […]

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Backing The Bendigo Business Community

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Bendigo business by committing $30,000 to Be.Bendigo’s local business events program. Minister for Small Business Adem Somyurek confirmed the funding at a meeting today with Be.Bendigo chief executive Dennis Bice and the Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards. The money will support events for the local business community, starting […]

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Victoria’s Construction Continues To Grow

Victoria’s construction sector continues to lead the nation, with engineering construction growing by 13.4 per cent in the past year – the highest annual growth rate of the mainland states and bucking the national trend. New Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows engineering construction in Victoria grew by $490 million over the year to December […]

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Victoria’s Big Build Pipeline Boosting Construction

Victoria is leading the nation when it comes to building major infrastructure, with new data showing the value of construction work grew by more than 15 per cent in 2018 – the highest growth rate in Australia. Australian Bureau of Statistics data today confirmed the value of construction work done in Victoria has grown to […]

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Hamer Scholarships Open The Door To Asia

The Andrews Labor Government is opening up new career and business opportunities for Victorians with the opening of the latest round of the Hamer Scholarships. Victorian professionals over the age of twenty-one are invited to apply for scholarships under the program which is designed to build language skills, business and cultural understanding and forge connections […]

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New Advocate For Victoria’s Defence Industry

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed renowned industry and government defence expert John O’Callaghan as a new Defence Industry Advocate to showcase Victoria’s defence capabilities across Australia and overseas. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula welcomed the appointment of Mr O’Callaghan who is taking the reins from Victoria’s first ever Defence Industry Advocate, […]

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Nominations Open For Manufacturing Hall Of Fame

Outstanding businesses and individuals in the manufacturing industry are encouraged to nominate for the Andrews Labor Government’s 2019 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula has opened nominations for the awards, which will highlight the importance and strength of the local industry and the bright future of manufacturing […]

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