Topic: Jobs

Local Bait A Bonanza For Victorian Anglers

Victorian recreational anglers can look forward to buying more locally sourced bait thanks to a family owned fishing business that is investing in a new plant already under construction at Lakes Entrance. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford was in Lakes Entrance yesterday and met with Mitchelson Fisheries who are set to expand their current bait […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Penguin Parade Revamp A Win For Local Industry And Jobs

Gippsland businesses, workers and apprentices will benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s revamp of one of the state’s most popular attractions, the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the Penguin Parade Visitor Centre to announce the local content requirements for the $58 million project, which will create […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

New World-Class University Campus For Fishermans Bend

The Andrews Labor Government is helping to create a world-class university campus in the heart of Fishermans Bend – driving highly-skilled jobs of the future and new investment opportunities. Treasurer Tim Pallas, Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll, and Member for Albert Park Martin Foley joined University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis AC to […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Six-Point Plan To Improve Mine And Quarry Regulation

The Andrews Labor Government is acting to ensure Victoria’s quarries and mines can provide local materials for its record investment in infrastructure and Victorian homes. With the record investment into new rail, road, and building projects, including schools and hospitals, it is crucial the earth resources sector can deliver the construction materials needed, while supporting […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Resources, Ministers

LAND 400 Tender At Risk Due To Coalition Infighting

The Andrews Labor Government has grave fears that Malcolm Turnbull’s dumping of Victorian Nationals MP Darren Chester paves the way for Victoria to be frozen out of the vitally important LAND 400 Phase Two defence contract. While Victoria continues to be ignored by Malcolm Turnbull, the promotion of Queensland Liberal National MPs to Cabinet is […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

Calling For Big Ideas To Improve Life At Work

Organisations that can make a difference to the mental health of Victorian workers are encouraged to apply for grants as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s new WorkSafe, WorkWell initiative. The $17 million WorkSafe, WorkWell improvement fund will provide grants to community, employee and industry organisations that come up with new ways to tackle mental […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Finance

Bertocchi Expansion To Create More Than 700 Local Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a major expansion of Bertocchi Smallgoods that will create more than 700 new jobs in Victoria. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Bertocchi’s Thomastown factory today to announce support for its $46.7 million expansion to increase sales and revenue and develop export markets. The expansion includes a […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment, Ministers

Boosting Jobs And Manufacturing In Geelong

Three Geelong businesses have been able to transform their operations, buy new equipment, employ extra staff and retain their current workforce thanks to $2.3 million from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry Ben Carroll today visited Flat Glass Industries Geelong, which, thanks to the Labor Government’s Local Industry Fund for Transition (LIFT), has successfully […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment

Victoria’s Economy Powering Ahead

The Victorian economy is strong and growing, as confirmed in the 2017-18 Victorian Budget Update released today. The Update shows that Victoria will deliver an operating surplus of $1.7 billion in 2017/18, with forecasts across the forward estimates revised up to an average of $2.2 billion. Supported by a strong labour market and growing population, […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer

Almost 320,000 New Victorian Jobs In Three Years

Victoria’s tremendous jobs growth shows no sign of slowing with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) confirming today that nearly 320,000 jobs have been created since the Andrews Labor Government was elected. This is the highest employment growth in Australia in both absolute and percentage terms. More than two thirds of the 319,100 jobs, a […]

Categories: Media Release, Treasurer