Topic: Jobs

More Than 280,000 Jobs Since November 2014

Victoria’s jobs boom continues, with jobs growth continuing to climb and the State seeing the highest annual employment surge in the nation. A total of 114,400 jobs were created in the 12 months to September according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Since the Andrews Labor Government was elected, Victoria’s employment has increased by […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Infrastructure Boom Puts Local Jobs First

The Andrews Labor Government’s multibillion dollar pipeline of infrastructure projects is putting local workers and businesses first. The Local Jobs First – Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) Annual Report 2016-17 shows local content requirements were set for 31 public projects worth more than $19 billion during that financial year. The policy ensures Victorian contractors, workers […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Metro Tunnel To Transform CBD As Demolition Continues

The Metro Tunnel is transforming Melbourne, with new stations breathing new life into parts of Melbourne’s CBD. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined the Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll on Swanston Street today, where a strip of five buildings previously dominated by fast food outlets will soon be torn down to make […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Public Transport

Removing Red Tape For Injured Victorians

Victorians injured in transport accidents will no longer be out of pocket for health and medical treatment under proposed new legislation introduced into the Victorian Parliament today. The new Bill proposes that people injured in transport accidents will no longer have to pay for the first $651 of their medical expenses before the Transport Accident […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

New Ministry: Jobs, Investment And Early Childhood

The Andrews Labor Government will strengthen its focus on creating jobs, attracting investment and ensuring every child gets the support they need to get the best start in life with changes to the ministry announced today. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled the new team, which sees Ben Carroll enter the Cabinet and take on the […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Portland Smelter Completes Restart

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed news that Alcoa’s Portland smelter has restored production capacity lost following a power outage in December last year, boosting confidence for manufacturing workers and local businesses. Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney today met Alcoa workers and contractors to celebrate completion of the smelter restart, […]

Categories: Media Release, Premier

Ravenhall Correctional Centre Officially Opened

Victoria’s 15th and most technologically advanced prison, the Ravenhall Correctional Centre, has been officially opened by the Minister for Corrections Gayle Tierney. Ravenhall, which is equivalent to the size of 16 MCGs and surrounded by a six metre high, 1.7 kilometre long state-of-the-art perimeter wall, will start receiving prisoners in coming weeks. More than 1,000 […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Corrections

Early Work Set To Begin On Shipwreck Coast Master Plan

The Andrews Labor Government is improving one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations with $5 million to implement early works on the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan –  the Great South Coast Regional Partnership’s top priority. Visiting the Twelve Apostles today, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford said maximising tourism opportunities was key to the […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Midland Highway Upgrade Supports Local Jobs

Work is underway on a major upgrade to the Midland Highway between Ballarat and Creswick, turning the notorious stretch of road into one of the region’s safest. Minister for Roads and Road Safety Luke Donnellan joined Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight near Ballarat today, where the Andrews Labor Government’s $12 million safety upgrade is creating […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Liberal-Backed Penalty Rate Cuts Hurt Vulnerable Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is disappointed the Federal Court has upheld the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast-food workers. The decision will impact some of Victoria’s most vulnerable, low-paid workers including young workers, women and those in regional areas. The cut to penalty rates is only occurring because […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industrial Relations