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Victorian Manufacturing Powering Along

Victoria’s manufacturing industry has continued its record-breaking growth – thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. The Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index, released today, shows Victoria’s manufacturing industry has grown for a 16th consecutive month – the longest run of growth since..

Victoria’s Future Industries Creating Jobs Today

More than 162,000 jobs have been created in the Andrews Labor Government’s future industries priority sectors – delivering an $11 billion boost to Victoria’s economy since November 2014. New figures show jobs in the Food & Fibre, Medical Technologies & Pharmaceuticals, Transport & Construction Technologies..

Latrobe Valley Workers To Help Build Local Innovation Hub

Local businesses and workers will play a critical role in the development of an education and innovation hub in the Latrobe Valley. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced that the $17 million Gippsland Hi-Tech Precinct will have a local content requirement of..

Women Shine At Manufacturing Hall Of Fame Awards

Three accomplished women have taken centre stage at this year’s Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll presented the inaugural Woman Manufacturer of the Year award to Vanessa Kearney from Viva Energy and Jill Walsh from Actco Pickering Metal..

Rotary Club of Keilor East

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (09:45:02) — On Monday, 21 May, I had the pleasure of attending the Rotary Club of Keilor East’s annual vocational awards night, the Pride of Workmanship awards. Every year I am invited by my local rotary club to attend this special..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS – Infrastructure Projects

Mr CARROLL Niddrie QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE AND MINISTERS STATEMENTS Ministers statements: infrastructure projects Thursday, 24 May 2018 Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:42:00) — I rise to update the house on the number of jobs created, thanks to our investment in the Melbourne Metro Tunnel..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS – Rotary Club of Keilor East

Mr CARROLL Niddrie MEMBERS STATEMENTS Rotary Club of Keilor East Thursday, 24 May 2018 Rotary Club of Keilor East Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (09:45:02) — On Monday, 21 May, I had the pleasure of attending the Rotary Club of Keilor East’s annual vocational awards night,..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: Manufacturing Sector

Mr CARROLL Niddrie Ministers statements: manufacturing sector  Tuesday, 22 May 2018 Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (12:18:55) — I rise to update the house on how the Andrews government is creating manufacturing jobs not just in Melbourne but in regional Victoria. Last Thursday I had..

MEMBERS STATEMENTS – Michael O’Connor

Mr CARROLL Niddrie MEMBERS STATEMENTS Michael O’Connor Tuesday, 22 May 2018 Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (14:08:14) — Can I follow the member for Ripon and offer my condolences to the Michael O’Connor family as well.

Manufacturing Champions To Take Centre Stage

Victoria’s manufacturing businesses and individuals will vie for leading industry awards next week. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced the finalists for the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame awards, which recognise the excellence of Victorian companies across the manufacturing industry. This year’s..

Kicking Down Barriers To Employment

The Andrews Labor Government is breaking down barriers and getting more people into work, including young Victorians, thanks to the $90 million Jobs Victoria program. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined North Melbourne Football Club’s Majak Daw and Emma Kearney at The Huddle..

Castlemaine Manufacturer Riding The Rails Of Success

The Andrews Labor Government is helping a Castlemaine-based rail manufacturer create jobs, boost productivity and invest in new equipment. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards on a tour of Vossloh Cogifer Australia today to announce a $175,000..

Boosting Social Enterprise In Kyneton

The Andrews Labor Government is helping social enterprises across the state create jobs and training opportunities, particularly for community members who face difficulty gaining employment. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Social Foundry in Kyneton, a social enterprise which has received a..

Hydrogen To Fuel Transport Manufacturing Innovation

Game changing hydrogen fuel cell technology has the potential to boost innovation in Victoria’s vibrant transport manufacturing industry. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today helped unveil the Hyundai Nexo, a hydrogen fuelled car making its Australian debut, and the Toyota Mirai, one of..

Jobs Victoria A Roaring Success

The Andrews Labor Government has helped more than 6,000 Victorian jobseekers find work through the landmark Jobs Victoria program. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined Member for Werribee Tim Pallas at Werribee Open Range Zoo to meet four long-term jobseekers who have been..

Victorian Manufacturing Driving Jobs And Investment

Victoria’s manufacturing industry is creating jobs and boosting our economy thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. New figures show the Labor Government’s $120 million investment in manufacturing has created more than 5,000 jobs for Victorians and is driving $1.4 billion in private investment..

Building local, buying local, hiring local

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. The Andrews Labor Government has created tens of thousands of..

Fixing Matthew Guy’s Mess At Fishermans Bend

Fishermans Bend and surrounding communities will have access to the schools, jobs, public transport and open space they deserve, as the Andrews Labor Government gets on with fixing the mess left by Matthew Guy and the former Liberal Government. The Victorian Budget 2018/19 includes $5..