Topic: Technology and innovation

Manufacturing Jobs Just What The Doctor Ordered

Victoria’s manufacturing sector has received a healthy boost from a new state-of-the-art facility in Dandenong South that will create 150 new full-time jobs over the next three years. Nutribiotech, a leading nutritional supplement producer with factories in China, Korea and the US, has chosen Victoria as the location for its fourth global manufacturing facility thanks […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Trade and Investment

Fixing More Mobile Blackspots Across Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has abandoned the Commonwealth Mobile Black Spot Programme in favour of its own system which chooses mobile tower locations based on merit and necessity rather than political interests. The Labor Government will use the $11 million it planned to invest in the third round of the Commonwealth program to build new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy

New App Encourages Victorians To Get Out And Explore

The Andrews Labor Government has launched the first interactive app to help Victorians get out and explore our incredible state forests. The More to Explore app encourages users to enjoy state forests through an interactive map via a range of activities – including camping, picnicking, walking, fishing, four-wheel driving, mountain biking and trail bike riding. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Melbourne Makes FinTech Push With Two New Hubs

The Andrews Labor Government today announced it will launch two new financial technology hubs to support local startups, attract investment and create jobs in this growing global industry. The Labor Government is partnering with two hub operators – Stone & Chalk and YBF Ventures, formerly known as York Butter Factory – to help grow Melbourne’s […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy

Apple Global Flagship Store Coming To Federation Square

Australia’s first ever Apple Global Flagship Store will open at Federation Square, delivering more public space, visitors and events to Victoria, and creating hundreds of local jobs. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren said the new flagship store would be a major drawcard for visitors and locals, breathing new life into one of […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Tourism and Major Events

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

Regional Passengers Say Goodbye To Mobile Black Spots

Passengers on Victoria’s five busiest regional rail lines are set to see major improvements in mobile coverage following the successful testing of mobile signal repeaters, which will be used in Australia for the first time. The successful pilot clears the way for the rollout of the $18 million Regional Rail Connectivity Project, which will boost […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy

Making Victoria A State Of Innovators

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s future as a global innovation centre with $50,000 to inspire the next generation of problem solvers and equip them with the skills they need. The Labor Government is partnering with the Royal Society of Victoria and the Commonwealth Government to deliver the state’s Inspiring Australia program which […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy

Backing Regional Startups To Boost Business And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is giving councils across Victoria, particularly those in regional and rural areas, the tools they need to support local startups and entrepreneurs. Speaking at successful startup accelerator Runway Geelong, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched the next round of LaunchVic initiatives which will assist regional startups and […]

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When Innovative Design Becomes Child’s Play

Unique exercise equipment that makes child’s play out of a serious gym workout has taken out the top prize in the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Design Awards. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll presented the awards today, which showcase the best in Victorian design across categories including architectural, product and industrial, communications, digital and service […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Industry and Employment