Topic: industry

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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New CEO For Development Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointment of Angela Skandarajah as the new Chief Executive Officer of Development Victoria. Development Victoria is an important partner in the Labor Government’s infrastructure program, delivering projects that create cultural and recreational facilities, and bring key urban and regional precincts to life. Ms Skandarajah brings a wealth of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Priority Precincts

Greater Effort Needed To Reduce Workplace Death Toll

The Andrews Labor Government is urging employers to make workplace safety a priority this year, after 23 people didn’t make it home from work in 2018. The number of workplace deaths has decreased in the past twelve months, however seven of the 2018 deaths involved workers aged 25 and under. Victorian workplaces are reminded to […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Workplace Safety

Victoria’s Construction Sector Leads A Strong Economy

Victoria’s building industry is among the strongest in the nation, with the Andrews Labor Government’s sound financial management creating jobs and ensuring the state’s economy continues to grow. Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the value of Victorian building approvals for the year to November 2018 was worth $39.5 billion. For […]

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Local Jobs First Commissioner Putting Victorians First

The Andrews Labor Government is putting Victorian workers and businesses first with a new Commissioner who will advocate for Victorian businesses and workers, so they get a greater share of government projects. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced the appointment of Mr Don Matthews as the inaugural Local Jobs First Commissioner. The […]

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Creating Jobs And Growing Business In Macedon

Macedon Ranges’ biggest private employer will be able to create more local jobs, become more energy efficiency and expand its production capacity, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Hardwicks Meatworks in Kyneton to announce an Industry Energy Support Stream grant to help the business […]

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