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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..

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..