AJN opinion piece: “Where’s the money, Malcolm?”

AJN opinion piece: “Where’s the money, Malcolm?” as published in the Australian Jewish News May 18,2018 1,275 days is a long time. 1,275 days ago, Hawthorn had just won the 2nd of their 3 premierships in a row and my beloved Saints had just won their 16th wooden spoon. Tony Abbott was still …

Next-gen military vehicles would mean 1000s of jobs in Southern Metro

Victoria is a step closer to securing a multi-billion dollar military vehicle contract that would create thousands of jobs in local manufacturing and help keep our troops safe for the future. Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan today visited the General Motors Holden site at …

Victoria seeks fair share of Submarine supply chain work

The Turnbull Government must ensure Victoria gets a fair share of the work to deliver Australia’s new submarine fleet. Minister for Industry Lily D’Ambrosio today congratulated French company DCNS on being selected as the preferred designer for the $50 billion Future Submarines project and called on …

Victoria welcomes Federal Boost to Cyber Security

The Andrews Labor Government welcomes the announcement of a national Cyber Security Strategy launched by the Commonwealth Government at Australian Technology Park in Sydney today. This will be an important step in strengthening cyber defences, education, partnerships, research and development, and global …

Time for Turnbull to back Melbourne Metro

The updated Melbourne Metro business case has been released today with Premier Daniel Andrews writing to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull seeking federal funding for the nation’s biggest public transport project. The business case has also been submitted to Infrastructure Australia, which has previously …

$35m Equipment boost for Victorian Hospitals whilst Federal Government cuts

Twenty hospitals across Victoria will share in $35 million worth of funding to replace ageing lifesaving medical equipment with the latest state-of-the art models, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Visiting the Alfred Hospital today, Acting Premier James Merlino joined Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, to …

NBN moves Support Centre and Tech Jobs to Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government today unveiled plans for the National Broadband Network (NBN) to create 700 new high-skill jobs in Melbourne over the next four years, with 400 over two years and 300 more  to be generated by the project in construction, maintenance and technical support roles. Minister for Small …

Victoria to benefit from China Free Trade Deal

The Andrews Labor Government today welcomed the agreement reached by the Commonwealth Government and Federal Labor on changes to the China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), an important step towards a deal that will open up significant new opportunities for Victorian businesses. Trade Minister Philip …