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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..

Social Procurement To Create Jobs For All Victorians

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. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Minister for Finance Robin Scott..

Revving Up Jobs And Investment In Melbourne’s South East

An automotive design and engineering company in Melbourne’s South East is transforming its operations and creating new jobs, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Holden Special Vehicles in Clayton South to announce a $1.5 million..

$7.3 Million for Western Autistic School

Thousands of Victorian students with disabilities will benefit from better classrooms and school buildings thanks to a funding injection by the Andrews Labor Government to plan and upgrade our special schools. Premier Daniel Andrews today joined Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll to announce $55.6 million..

Victorian Jobs Growth Leads The Nation

Victoria’s employment growth is the strongest in the nation, with 333,900 jobs created since the Andrews Labor Government was elected. New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics released today shows that in March alone, 26,400 jobs were created in Victoria – compared to just..

Kicking Off Construction On Our Iconic Penguin Parade

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..

Victoria’s Largest Employers Step Up For Jobsbank

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. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll visited Coleman Rail in Port Melbourne today to mark the start of..

Shanghai Pharma

My first official trip to China as Victorian Minister for Industry and Employment. Today I met with representatives of-one of the top pharmaceutical companies in China to discuss opportunities for Victorian-Chinese partnerships in healthcare and medical devices. Our Medtech Pharma sector employs more than 23,000..


Last year Premier Andrews visited the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) in Shanghai, China and witnessed an MOU signing for the training of engineers between COMAC and Monash University. Following the Premier’s visit I was pleased to meet with COMAC and receive a briefing on their collaboration with Monash University in relation to..

Taking Victoria’s Manufacturing Expertise To The World

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. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll will today start a ten-day trip to China and the United States of..


  Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:28:48) — I rise to update the house on the Andrews government’s plans to make Fishermans Bend a world‑class manufacturing and engineering precinct that all Victorians can be proud of. Honourable members interjecting. The SPEAKER (11:29:06) — Order! The member..

Creating Jobs And Supporting The Latrobe Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is creating new jobs and helping Latrobe Valley businesses grow. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing toured Steelvision in Morwell to announce $1.5 million in funding for six businesses – creating 110 new..