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Helping Latrobe Valley Manufacturers Grow

The Andrews Labor Government is helping manufacturers in the Latrobe Valley grow, innovate and create jobs. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Safetech in Moe to announce the new Latrobe Valley Manufacturing Cluster – part of a $5 million state-wide initiative to..

La Trobe University Launched Into Outer Space

Victoria has further cemented itself as a leader in space technology with an advanced high-resolution camera, designed to more accurately monitor the Earth’s ecosystem, launched into space. The camera, developed and constructed by the German Aerospace Centre in partnership with La Trobe University, was launched..

Say Cheese To Jobs And Investment In Melbourne’s North

The Andrews Labor Government is helping a food manufacturer in Melbourne’s north create jobs, expand its production and access new markets. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll toured the new Alba Cheese facility in Tullamarine to see the machinery that was purchased thanks to..

Giving Indigenous Business The Support It Deserves

The Andrews Labor Government is helping grow Aboriginal businesses and employment across the Goulburn Valley. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited the Rumbalara Football and Netball club in Shepparton to announce $630,000 for the Kaiela Institute to set up the Algabonyah Business..

Packaging Up Jobs And Investment For Victoria

A global food packaging company has expanded its operations in Victoria, retained its local workforce and boosted its export capability as part of a multimillion dollar project supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Employment Vicki Ward joined Member for Thomastown..

Ministers statements: Dulux

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:43:34) — I rise to inform the house that Australia’s and New Zealand’s biggest paint factory has opened in Merrifield in Victoria. Last month I had the great pleasure to join the hardworking member for Yuroke and the hardworking member..

Victorian Industry Participation Policy (Local Jobs First) Amendment Bill 2018

MrCARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) tabled following statement in accordance with Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006: In accordance with section 28 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (the Charter), I make this Statement of Compatibility with respect to the Victorian Industry Participation Policy..

Victorian Infrastructure Projects

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (14:33:40) — It is my pleasure to speak on a very important matter of public importance (MPI) on infrastructure and jobs and to follow the member for Croydon. I think we should make sure we actually download that last paragraph..

Ministers statements: Telstra

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:44:52) — I rise to update the house on my conversations with Telstra this morning following their very difficult announcement earlier this morning about the 8000 job losses. I think I speak on behalf of all members in the house today,..

Victorian Employment Policy

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (12:53:18) — I rise to inform the house about the Andrews government’s Local Jobs First policies and how they are helping young people get their start in their careers on some of our most significant city-shaping projects. Under those opposite there were..

Connecting Gippsland Businesses To Major Projects

Gippsland businesses are being encouraged to bid for work on major government contracts being rolled out thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. More than 200 local business representatives attended the Industry Capability Network briefing in Morwell today to learn more about supplying their goods and..

More Cutting-Edge Manufacturing Jobs

A global precision engineering company in Melbourne’s East will create 50 highly skilled jobs at its hi-tech facility thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited ANCA’s headquarters in Bayswater, which is also home to the..

Nobody Denim Tailoring Jobs For Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is creating jobs and boosting the economy through its $90 million Jobs Victoria program. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll toured the Nobody Denim factory in Fitzroy and met with two Jobs Victoria participants working as jean grinders at the..

Victoria Ideal Home For New Space Agency

The Andrews Labor Government has launched a new campaign to make Victoria the home of the new Australian Space Agency – to grow Victoria’s thriving space industry, create jobs and boost the state’s economy. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today joined Victorian Lead..

Ministers Statements: Employment Initiatives

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:22:27) — I rise to update the house on the 6100 unemployed Victorians who are now in work thanks to the Andrews Labor government’s flagship $90 million Jobs Victoria program. The worst thing you can do as an incoming government is have..

Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (10:04:30) — It was my honour last Monday, 28 May, to present three outstanding women with awards as part of the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame awards. In particular I was very pleased to present the inaugural Woman Manufacturer of the..

Ministers Statements: Manufacturing Sector

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (12:31:12) — I rise to update the house on the strength of our manufacturing sector. Last Monday I had the great pleasure to attend the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame awards. I was joined by some of Parliament’s strongest supporters..

Applications Open For Next Round Of Boost Your Business

More Victorian businesses will be able to access vital support to create jobs and enhance growth with applications for the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s successful Boost Your Business vouchers now open. The first round attracted significant interest and provided funding of more..