Archives for October, 2017

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Local Businesses Gear Up For The West Gate Tunnel Project

  Victorian businesses, big and small, are being called on to join the team to build the West Gate Tunnel Project. Construction will start in early 2018 with the project expected to create more than 6000 jobs. Information sessions for businesses who will supply materials..

Another Boost To Jobs And Investment In The Valley

The Andrews Labor Government is backing more Latrobe Valley businesses to create new jobs and drive economic growth. In his first visit to the region, Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today announced grants for two local Morwell businesses under the Latrobe Valley Economic Facilitation..

Threading New Opportunities For Auto Workers

The Andrews Labor Government is helping more former automotive workers transition into new jobs following the closure of local car manufacturing. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today visited Shiny Embroidery in Fairfield and met nine former Ford workers who have been employed in..

Showcasing The Heart And Home Of Manufacturing

The Andrews Labor Government is getting behind the best and brightest of Victorian manufacturing as part of the 2017 Victorian Manufacturing Showcase. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll today officially opened the event at Victoria University in Sunshine. The showcase, hosted by the Victorian Government..

Southland Station Set For A Festive Opening

The Andrews Labor Government’s new station at Southland will open just in time for the busy Christmas period. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Bentleigh Nick Staikos were today given a special tour of Southland Station, which will open to the..

More Than 280,000 Jobs Since November 2014

Victoria’s jobs boom continues, with jobs growth continuing to climb and the State seeing the highest annual employment surge in the nation. A total of 114,400 jobs were created in the 12 months to September according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Since the..

Infrastructure Boom Puts Local Jobs First

The Andrews Labor Government’s multibillion dollar pipeline of infrastructure projects is putting local workers and businesses first. The Local Jobs First – Victorian Industry Participation Policy (VIPP) Annual Report 2016-17shows local content requirements were set for 31 public projects worth more than $19 billion during that financial..

Metro Tunnel To Transform CBD As Demolition Continues

The Metro Tunnel is transforming Melbourne, with new stations breathing new life into parts of Melbourne’s CBD. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan joined the Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll on Swanston Street today, where a strip of five buildings previously dominated by..

New Ministry: Jobs, Investment And Early Childhood

The Andrews Labor Government will strengthen its focus on creating jobs, attracting investment and ensuring every child gets the support they need to get the best start in life with changes to the ministry announced today. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled the new team, which..

Andrews Labor Government Will Make Renting Fair

  The Andrews Labor Government will make renting fair, with an unprecedented package of tenancy reforms. More than one in four Victorians rent their home, a number that is increasing as it becomes more difficult for many Victorians to break into the housing market. They..

Bart Cummings Trophy Display Unveiled At Flemington

A stunning collection of 149 trophies won by the ‘Cups King’ Bart Cummings was unveiled at Flemington Racecourse today. Parliamentary Secretary for Justice Ben Carroll joined Victoria Racing Club for the launch of the Bart Cummings Trophy Collection which features all 12 of Cummings’ Melbourne..