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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..

Helping Bendigo Manufacturers Grow And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is advancing manufacturing in Bendigo by helping local businesses grow, innovate and create jobs. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards at Australian Turntables to announce the new Bendigo Manufacturing Cluster – part of..

Bendigo Students Getting Ready For A Future In The Force

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Bendigo get on the job training towards a future career in Victoria Police. Minister for Industry and Employment, Ben Carroll today visited Bendigo Police Station to meet a trainee from Bendigo Senior..

Delivering Work For More Than 5,000 Long-Term Jobseekers

The Andrews Labor Government’s Jobs Victoria program has placed 5,200 long-term job seekers into work. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll joined Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard at Haymes Paint to meet workers that have benefited from the..

Malcolm Turnbull Betrays Victoria, Sends Jobs To Queensland

Malcolm Turnbull has betrayed thousands of Victorian workers and hundreds of local companies by sending the $5 billion LAND 400 contract to Queensland. Not content with short changing Victorians when it comes to infrastructure funding, the Turnbull Government today announced Rheinmetall as the preferred bidder for the LAND..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: West Gate tunnel project

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:42:07) — I rise to update the house on the number of jobs on the West Gate tunnel project in the balance thanks to the grand coalition over there between the Greens political party, the National Party and the Liberal..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: Hurstbridge rail line

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (11:40:12) — It is my pleasure to update the house on the 44‑day construction blitz by the Andrews Labor government on the $395 million Hurstbridge line upgrade. Last month I had the honour of joining, in hard hats and vests, the..

MINISTERS STATEMENTS: Manufacturing jobs

Mr CARROLL (Minister for Industry and Employment) (12:34:32) — It is my pleasure to update the house on how the Andrews government’s record investments in new trains and rail infrastructure is creating jobs right across Victoria and providing a very significant boost to the manufacturing sector. Last..