Startup investors get a multi-million dollar boost

The Andrews Labor Government is backing Victoria’s startup sector with $2.35 million to improve local investor education and help create the next generation of startup angel and venture capital (VC) investors. As part of the new deal, Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic will fund the Wade Institute of …

Airport Rail to take off under Labor Government

Construction of the Melbourne Airport Rail Link will begin in the next term of a re-elected Andrews Labor Government. Premier Daniel Andrews today announced that a re-elected Labor Government would provide up to $5 billion towards the construction of the long-awaited project, matching the commitment from the …

Kicking goals for international student wellbeing

Melbourne City Football Club joined international students and the Victorian Government on the soccer pitch today to celebrate the announcement of 19 new projects worth more than $850,000 to support Victoria’s international students. “Victoria values the contribution international students make to our society …

Victoria welcomes Google to Melbourne

One of the world’s biggest and most recognisable companies, Google, officially opened its Melbourne office today – the latest in a raft of leading tech businesses to establish a major presence in Victoria. The move will boost Victoria’s tech sector and create jobs and training opportunities for …

Victoria backs TPP and benefits of Free Trade

The Andrews Labor Government has made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) backing the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) after commissioning a first of its kind report to support its cause. The report uses rigorous economic modelling to analyse the opportunities the trade deal would …

World’s biggest sports retailer coming to Melbourne

The world’s biggest sports retailer, Decathlon, is bringing its megastores to Melbourne and creating hundreds of jobs in the process. The company today announced it will be opening its first store in Box Hill, with four to five stores to be opened over the next two years – each employing up to 100 …

Increasing trade with Latin America

The Andrews Labor Government is planning to double the value of Victoria’s goods exports to Latin America, double the number of Latin American students studying in Victoria and double the number of visitors to Victoria from the region. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis will tonight launch …

Victoria kicking goals in China’s sports industry

A recent trade mission to China has strengthened the Andrews Labor Government’s drive to win a bigger share of the $US300 billion Chinese sports industry. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis attended a Shanghai and Melbourne Business of Sport Roundtable event, which was an opportunity to …

e-Commerce made easier for Victorian businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is helping local businesses break into the Chinese e-commerce market through a new partnership with Australia Post. The agreement will speed up access to the Chinese market for Victorian businesses through Australia Post’s joint venture with China Post – Sai Cheng Logistics …

Helping Victorian businesses enter Asia’s huge markets

The Andrews Labor Government is helping 24 local businesses tap into fast-growing Asian markets with Boost Your Business Asia Gateway vouchers. The 24 businesses are the first to receive Asia Gateway vouchers. The vouchers are worth up to $50,000 and will help businesses strengthen export networks and develop the …