500 Startups launches in Melbourne

On Monday night Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Philip Dalidakis joined the team from Victoria’s Innovation Startup Fund LaunchVic in celebrating the creation of 500Melbourne, the local program of 500startups. Minister Dalidakis welcomed 500Startups Founding Partner Dave McClure to …

New Fintech Hub to drive Innovation, create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a financial technology hub in Docklands to boost local startups, attract investment and create new jobs in the fast growing industry that supports Victoria’s professional services sector. Fintech is growing in importance as new technologies change the face of the …

First new E-Class Trams now serving Southern Metro

The first of 30 new E-Class trams ordered by the Andrews Labor Government will begin operating on the world’s biggest tram network today. Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan in Wellington Parade to inspect tram 51, before it and tram 52 enter passenger service later this …

Gippsland companies ready to take on China

Ten businesses from the Latrobe Valley and broader Gippsland area recently met face-to-face with some of China’s biggest companies as part of a Victorian Government trade mission that will help the region’s economy to diversify and grow. The mission was led by Minister for Small Business Innovation and …

LaunchVic to support Migrant and Refugee Startups

Projects that support Victorian migrants and refugees to develop startup businesses are being sought as part of LaunchVic’s third round of funding. The Andrews Labor Government’s $60 million startup fund, LaunchVic, today unveiled its new forward plan and announced it will encourage more migrants and …

Media: ‘Supporting the Community’ in the Australian Jewish News

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY Government money is helping In recent weeks federal and state governments have given millions of dollars to the community. Victorian MP Philip Dalidakis discusses how proud he is to be a Jewish State Labor MP. Australian Jewish News | Friday 26 May 2017 ON behalf of the Premier I was …

Biggest ever shake up to target violent crime

Victoria’s largest ever suite of legislative measures will be introduced today to crackdown on serious offenders, toughen sentences for serious and violent crimes, and increase consequences for young offenders, as the Andrews Labor Government takes further steps to keep the community safe. The Bail Amendment …

Melbourne well on its way to being ‘Cyber Ready’

Victoria is continuing its push towards becoming the first truly cyber ready city in Australia with the launch of Cyber Victoria, a program that will strengthen Victoria’s position at the centre of Australia’s rapidly growing cyber security ecosystem. The Cyber Victoria Program will be delivered by …