Tag Archives: Minister for Industry and Employment

Hydrogen To Fuel Transport Manufacturing Innovation

May 16, 2018

Game changing hydrogen fuel cell technology has the potential to boost innovation in Victoria’s vibrant transport manufacturing industry.

Jobs Victoria A Roaring Success

May 13, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government has helped more than 6,000 Victorian jobseekers find work through the landmark Jobs Victoria program.

Building local, buying local, hiring local

May 1, 2018

More Victorians will be able to get good secure jobs building our state with targeted job support programs and stronger requirements to buy and hire locally for major projects, as part of the Victorian Budget 2018/19.

Social Procurement To Create Jobs For All Victorians

April 26, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure everyone gets a fair go with Victorian Government departments and agencies to use their buying power to deliver social and sustainable outcomes for all Victorians.

Revving Up Jobs And Investment In Melbourne’s South East

April 26, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure everyone gets a fair go with Victorian Government departments and agencies to use their buying power to deliver social and sustainable outcomes for all Victorians.

Victorian Jobs Growth Leads The Nation

April 19, 2018

Kicking Off Construction On Our Iconic Penguin Parade

April 19, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government has celebrated the commencement of works on the iconic new visitor centre for Phillip Island’s much-loved Penguin Parade, which will boost the local economy and tourism in Victoria with the creation of 620 new jobs plus an estimated 200 jobs on-site during construction.

Victoria’s Largest Employers Step Up For Jobsbank

April 16, 2018

Forty employers have pledged more than 265 jobs under a new Andrews Labor Government initiative to help Victorians facing barriers to securing a job find work.

Taking Victoria’s Manufacturing Expertise To The World

April 1, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government will showcase Victoria’s cutting-edge manufacturing, research and design capabilities to the world to help create jobs, new investment and trade opportunities.

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: Fishermans Bend

March 29, 2018

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: Fishermans Bend

Creating Jobs And Supporting The Latrobe Valley

March 22, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is creating new jobs and helping Latrobe Valley businesses grow.

Helping Bendigo Manufacturers Grow And Create Jobs

March 21, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is advancing manufacturing in Bendigo by helping local businesses grow, innovate and create jobs.

Bendigo Students Getting Ready For A Future In The Force

March 21, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Bendigo get on the job training towards a future career in Victoria Police.

Delivering Work For More Than 5,000 Long-Term Jobseekers

March 14, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government’s Jobs Victoria program has placed 5,200 long-term job seekers into work.

Malcolm Turnbull Betrays Victoria, Sends Jobs To Queensland

March 14, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull has betrayed thousands of Victorian workers and hundreds of local companies by sending the $5 billion LAND 400 contract to Queensland.

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: West Gate tunnel project

March 8, 2018

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: Hurstbridge rail line

March 7, 2018

It is my pleasure to update the house on the 44‑day construction blitz by the Andrews Labor government on the $395 million Hurstbridge line upgrade.

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: Manufacturing jobs

March 6, 2018

It is my pleasure to update the house on how the Andrews government’s record investments in new trains and rail infrastructure is creating jobs right across Victoria and providing a very significant boost to the manufacturing sector

A Flying Start For New Careers In The Latrobe Valley

February 27, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Latrobe Valley locals get the skills and experience they need to kickstart new careers.

Creating New Jobs In The Latrobe Valley

February 27, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a multimillion dollar aged care facility in Moe – creating new jobs.

Victoria’s Retail Sector Growing

February 26, 2018

Victoria’s retail sector continues to go from strength to strength with retail trade growing by 4.5 per cent last year – the highest of all states – turning over $79.2 billion and accounting for a quarter of the national retail turnover.

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: Apprenticeships

February 21, 2018

I rise to update the house on the Andrews government’s record investments in infrastructure and the opportunities it is providing for our apprentices, giving young people an opportunity to shine and to shape our city on our record infrastructure game‑changing investments

New Board Members Appointed To The Heyfield Mill

February 19, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government today announced the appointments of three State directors to the board of Heyfield ASH Holding Pty Ltd, following the purchase of the Heyfield Timber Mill last year.

Getting It Done – Leading The Nation In Job Creation

February 15, 2018

New data shows more jobs have been created in Victoria since November 2014 than anywhere else in the nation.

Creating Food And Fibre Jobs In Melbourne’s North

February 15, 2018

Melbourne’s North will benefit from a dedicated food group that will create jobs, drive investment and boost exports, thanks to a grant from the Andrews Labor Government.

Trainees To Upgrade The Hurstbridge Line Sooner

February 14, 2018

More than 60 trainees, apprentices and cadets are helping to remove two dangerous level crossings, build a brand new Rosanna station and duplicate a vital section of the Hurstbridge line six months ahead of schedule.

Serving Up New Jobs At Chef’s Pantry

February 13, 2018

Braeside food manufacturer and distributor Chef’s Pantry is ramping up production and hiring 12 new staff, thanks to a grant from the Andrews Labor Government.

Carving Out New Jobs In Precision Engineering

February 9, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Heidelberg West manufacturer Kewder Engineering improve productivity, drive sales and create new jobs.

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: Specialisterne Australia

February 8, 2018

I rise to update the house on how the Andrews government is partnering with the social enterprise sector to deliver jobs for Victorians, in particular jobs for Victorians living with autism spectrum disorder.

MINISTERS STATEMENT: West Gate tunnel project

February 7, 2018

I rise to update the house on the number of jobs being created by the West Gate tunnel project, both in Melbourne and in our regions.

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: Employment

February 6, 2018

I rise to update the house on the number of young Victorians getting important work on the Andrews government’s record infrastructure boom.

Victoria Lands Second International Airport

February 4, 2018

Victoria will be home to a second, curfew free international Airport – creating more than 200 jobs, growing our international exports and boosting the visitor economy thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Victorian Manufacturing Powering Ahead

February 1, 2018

Victorian manufacturing continues to grow - supporting jobs, exports and economic growth across the state.

Creating Jobs For Long-Term Jobseekers In Geelong

January 31, 2018

Jobseekers in Geelong, including former Ford workers, are being given new opportunities to find work thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Jobs Victoria Employment Network.

Helping Regional Businesses Grow And Create Jobs

January 31, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Victorian businesses to grow and create hundreds of new jobs.

Women To Shine At Manufacturing Hall Of Fame Awards

January 31, 2018

Outstanding manufacturing businesses and individuals leading the way in the sector are urged to nominate for the 2018 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards.

Apprentices Motoring Along On Chandler Highway

January 30, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government has created close to 3,500 opportunities for apprentices, trainees and engineering cadets to get valuable on-the-job training on Victoria’s biggest infrastructure projects.

Creating Jobs For Flemington Housing Estate Tenants

January 30, 2018

The Andrews Labor Government is helping public housing tenants in Flemington find a job and start their own business.

Fonterra Expansion A Win For Jobs And Manufacturing

January 24, 2018

The world’s largest exporter of dairy products, Fonterra, has shown its confidence in doing business in regional Victoria with a $165 million investment in manufacturing plant upgrades announced today.

Serving Up Job Opportunities For Young Victorians

January 24, 2018

Thousands of Victorian jobseekers are getting work and gaining valuable life skills thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Jobs Victoria Employment Network.

Giving Young Victorians A Fresh Start On Rail Projects

January 18, 2018

Disadvantaged young people are seizing new opportunities to work on the Andrews Labor Government’s massive pipeline of major transport projects.

Bertocchi Expansion To Create More Than 700 Local Jobs

December 18, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is backing a major expansion of Bertocchi Smallgoods that will create more than 700 new jobs in Victoria.

Boosting Jobs And Manufacturing In Geelong

December 15, 2017

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.

Bringing Joy To Victorian Children This Christmas

December 8, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Australian children’s charity The Smith Family to give kids across Victoria a memorable Christmas.

Engineering Students Winning At Calder Park

December 8, 2017

Some of the brightest students from all over the world are competing for engineering glory at the Formula SAE-A 2017 event at Calder Park.

More Than 280,000 Jobs And Counting

December 7, 2017

More than 280,000 jobs have been created in Victoria since the Andrews Labor Government came to office three years ago.

When Innovative Design Becomes Child’s Play

December 7, 2017

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.

More Support To Put Companies Into Top Gear

December 5, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local companies impacted by the closure of automotive manufacturing transform the way they do business and open up new opportunities.

Melbourne’s Bigger Trains Creating Jobs Boom

December 5, 2017

The home of Melbourne’s high capacity trains is taking shape, with the first locally sourced steel structures now in place.

Digital Tech Jobs Boost For Melbourne’s North

December 1, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more innovative tech businesses establish themselves in Victoria, with Elenium Automation officially opening its global headquarters in Tullamarine.

Victorian Social Enterprises Lead The Way

December 1, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is getting behind Victoria’s nation-leading social enterprise sector to grow jobs, support vulnerable Victorians and open up new procurement opportunities.

Giving Victorian Jobseekers A Fair Go

November 23, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is making things fair for all Victorian jobseekers by connecting them to the services they need to find meaningful work.

Getting It Done: 500 Local Jobs In New Geelong Tech Hub

November 23, 2017

Melbourne-born tech giant LiveTiles will establish its new global innovation centre and Asia-Pacific headquarters in Geelong, creating 500 jobs.

Daniel’s Donuts Gives Young Jobseekers Some Sweet Relief

November 22, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government’s Jobs Victoria program has changed more lives – helping two young jobseekers land meaningful work at a Springvale donut shop.

Ballarat Looks To The Sky To Create Jobs

November 21, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Ballarat jobseekers into meaningful work thanks to Jobs Victoria.

Apprentices Help Build The Education State

November 17, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government’s unprecedented school building program is giving Victorian apprentices, trainees and cadets an opportunity to shine.

Unemployment At 5.7 Per Cent – Biggest Drop In The Nation

November 16, 2017

Victoria's unemployment rate has dropped to 5.7 per cent – the biggest drop in the nation – and is now the second lowest in Australia.

Better Roads And 1,200 New Jobs For Melbourne’s West

November 14, 2017

Apprentices, trainees and former autoworkers are among those that will benefit from the Andrews Labor Government’s Western Roads Upgrade, which will slash congestion and create more than 1,200 jobs.

More Lives Changed Thanks To Jobs Victoria

November 9, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more long-term jobseekers into meaningful work through the flagship Jobs Victoria program.

Thousands Flock To Melbourne Cup Carnival Parade

November 8, 2017

Melbourne’s city centre came to a standstill today as thousands of racegoers flocked to see the Melbourne Cup Parade travel down Swanston Street to Federation Square.

Manufacturing On The Road To Success In Dandenong

November 8, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is getting behind local manufacturing in Dandenong as more and more companies export their products to the world.

Mantra Sets Up A Jobs Boom For Melbourne’s North

November 3, 2017

A multimillion dollar hotel development in Melbourne’s north will create hundreds of local jobs as the Andrews Labor Government gets behind communities affected by the closure of car manufacturing.

Victorian Manufacturing Continues To Soar

November 2, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed new industry figures showing Victorian manufacturing continues to thrive.

Local Businesses Gear Up For The West Gate Tunnel Project

October 31, 2017

Victorian businesses, big and small, are being called on to join the team to build the West Gate Tunnel Project.

Another Boost To Jobs And Investment In The Valley

October 26, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is backing more Latrobe Valley businesses to create new jobs and drive economic growth.

Threading New Opportunities For Auto Workers

October 25, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more former automotive workers transition into new jobs following the closure of local car manufacturing.

Showcasing The Heart And Home Of Manufacturing

October 24, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government is getting behind the best and brightest of Victorian manufacturing as part of the 2017 Victorian Manufacturing Showcase.

Southland Station Set For A Festive Opening

October 22, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government’s new station at Southland will open just in time for the busy Christmas period.

More Than 280,000 Jobs Since November 2014

October 19, 2017

Victoria’s jobs boom continues, with jobs growth continuing to climb and the State seeing the highest annual employment surge in the nation.

Infrastructure Boom Puts Local Jobs First

October 19, 2017

The Andrews Labor Government’s multibillion dollar pipeline of infrastructure projects is putting local workers and businesses first.

Metro Tunnel To Transform CBD As Demolition Continues

October 19, 2017

The Metro Tunnel is transforming Melbourne, with new stations breathing new life into parts of Melbourne’s CBD.

New Ministry: Jobs, Investment And Early Childhood

October 16, 2017

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.