Topic: industry

Victoria Ahead Again On Key Economic Indicator

Victoria’s economy continues to set the pace nationally, with our domestic final demand the highest of all the states. New ABS data shows Victoria’s state final demand grew 1.9 per cent over the year – the highest growth of the mainland states – and almost double the national final demand, which grew by 1.0 per […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Victorian Startup Takes Out Top Spot At National iAwards

A Victorian startup specialising in better cancer treatment has won the prestigious Victorian Government Inspiration of the Year Award at the 26th National iAwards. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula opened the event, and presented Melbourne-based INWENTECH with the $10,000 Inspiration of the Year Award. INWENTECH won the award for its revolutionary medical […]

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

New Engineering Registration Scheme To Improve Safety

Professional engineers in Victoria will be required to be registered under a new scheme – strengthening the critical role engineers play in the delivery of the Andrews Labor Government’s record infrastructure pipeline. The Professional Engineers Registration Bill has passed the Parliament, delivering on an election commitment. Establishing a state-wide mandatory registration system will ensure professional […]

Categories: Media Release, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer

Supermarket Giant Expands Victorian Footprint

Kaufland’s Victorian expansion is gathering steam, with the global supermarket chain receiving approval for a further two stores and proposing at least nine more, which – if approved – could deliver hundreds of extra jobs. Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas today announced the go-ahead for stores in Coolaroo and Oakleigh South, with the latter […]

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Victorian Smart Ball Set To Bowl Over Cricket World

A cricket ball embedded with a microchip stands to revolutionise cricket – and it is being developed in Victoria by renowned sports equipment innovator Kookaburra. Kookaburra’s SmartBall has been in development with technology partner SportCor for the past two years and was revealed to the cricket world at a special launch in London on Saturday […]

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

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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