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Lifting A Lara Defence Company To New Heights

A Lara defence manufacturer is boosting its operations to position itself to supply military countermeasures for the F35-Lightning II (Joint Strike Fighter) thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Chemring Australia to announce a $1.2 million..

Ministers statements: JobsBank

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:19:43) — I rise to update the house on how the Andrews Labor government is assisting disadvantaged jobseekers into work through our flagship JobsBank program. JobsBank is linking leading Victorian businesses with some 200 jobseekers and getting them into meaningful employment…

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: Steel Industry

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (12:21:19) — I rise to update the house on how the Andrews government’s record investment in infrastructure is delivering for our local steel industry and delivering local jobs for local Victorians. Last week I had the great pleasure to join..

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..