Victoria, the home of Food and Fibre in Australia

The Andrews Labor Government has helped secure a major international trade event, in a coup that will boost investment, create jobs and cement Victoria’s place as the food and wine capital. Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford announced last night that in September next year Melbourne will host Global …

Opening global markets to Victoria’s TAFEs

A new Andrews Labor Government-led trade mission is helping Victoria’s TAFEs break into the $10 billion off-shore vocational education market and create more jobs for the sector. Victoria is a premium education destination and TAFEs are well placed to provide high-quality vocational training in other …

Trade and Investment delivering Jobs for Victorians

Victoria’s open and globally connected economy is boosting local jobs, wages and the state’s economy, a new report released today by the Andrews Labor Government shows. The Australian Trade and Investment Liberalisation report finds trade and investment liberalisation has boosted Victoria’s gross …

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 …