Topic: Jobs

426,800 Jobs Created In Four Years – Highest In The Nation

New data shows Victoria is again leading the nation, with nearly 427,000 jobs created by the Andrews Labor Government during its first term – nearly 300,000 of them full-time. New labour force figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show more than 30,000 jobs were created in the past month alone – more than […]

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Melbourne Strengthens Position As Tech Capital

The Andrews Labor Government has announced that Melbourne will house the national headquarters of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) – Australia’s peak representative body for the tech sector. The Labor Government also announced that it will host the AIIA National iAwards events as the major sponsor for the next four years, cementing Victoria’s position […]

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Bendigo Set For The Sky As Qantas Touches Down

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a historic Qantas service between Bendigo and Sydney. Treasurer Tim Pallas, Minister for Transport Infrastructure Jacinta Allan and Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards were at Bendigo Airport today for the inaugural touchdown of the Q300 turboprop aircraft. The return service will operate six days a week and […]

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Victorian Retailers Power Into Christmas Shopping Season

Victorian retailers are powering into the busy Christmas trading period, recording the highest retail trade growth in the nation. The Andrews Labor Government’s strong economic management is delivering more jobs, strong growth for businesses and record levels of goods exports. The Australian Bureau of Statistics today confirmed Victoria’s retail trade increased by 6.4 per cent […]

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Delivering The Fastest Growing Economy In Australia

Victoria’s economy continues to thrive with strong annual growth, driven by business investment and the Andrews Labor Government’s record breaking infrastructure boom. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today confirmed Victoria has the best performing economy in the nation with the highest annual growth rate of any state. The ABS National Accounts released today show […]

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A Strong Team To Keep Delivering For All Victorians

For the first time in the state’s history, half the Victorian Cabinet will be women. Premier Daniel Andrews has today unveiled the new Andrews Labor Government’s Cabinet, which will have 50 per cent women, and 50 per cent of the lead Ministers of Government departments will be women. This is a strong, progressive, and united […]

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Moody’s Triple-A Rating Backs Victoria’s Strong Economy

International credit agency Moody’s Investors Service has backed the Andrews Labor Government’s strong economic management by re-confirming the State’s prized triple-A credit rating and stable outlook – a rating it has held for more than 18 years. Moody’s acknowledged Victoria’s durable economic growth was driving its robust financial performance, while its moderate debt compared to […]

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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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Victoria – The Best Economy In The Nation

Victoria has the best performing economy in Australia, boosting businesses and creating jobs in every corner of the state. The latest CommSec State of the States report, released today, shows Victoria’s economic activity during the June quarter was 26.7 per cent above its decade-average – ahead of ahead of NSW and well above the national […]

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