Mobile coverage for regional train passengers

Passengers on Victoria’s five busiest regional rail lines will start to experience better mobile coverage on their journeys as the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Connectivity Project (RRCP) gathers pace. About a quarter of V/Line’s Vlocity trains are now fitted with mobile signal boosters, with …

Innovative lending to boost Victoria’s finance sector

Victoria has become home to Australia’s first purpose-built small to medium enterprise (SME) lender after financial services firm Judo Capital opened its national headquarters in Melbourne today. The headquarters will create more than 100 full-time jobs over the next four years and benefit SMEs wanting to …

Latrobe Valley businesses tap e-commerce markets

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Latrobe Valley businesses affected by the closure of the Hazelwood power station and Carter Holt Harvey saw mill tap into the massive e-commerce market to find new customers. Minister for Small Business Philip Dalidakis today visited Morwell workwear business Ausworkwear …

Multi-million dollar boost to startup skills and services

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.9 million in educating thousands of Victorian startups though the state’s startup agency, LaunchVic. Sixteen service providers have been selected to run the education programs, with up to 2,000 places available to Victorian startup founders and their staff. The …

Growing Small Businesses in Warragul

Warragul’s Courthouse Restaurant will today be transformed into a hub of small business information, support and networking opportunities as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s ‘Small Business Day’ in Warragul. Local businesses will be able to sit down with local, state and federal …

Boosting Trade & Investment with South Asia

The Andrews Labor Government is attracting new investments from top technology players in India with major software group Ramco Systems today announcing it will set up a state-of the-art innovation centre in Melbourne. Ramco, which already has its Oceania headquarters in Melbourne, will set up a Workforce …

New Victorian hearing aid tech is music to all ears

The Andrews Labor Government is backing local, world-first technology that will give Victorians – particularly those in regional areas – better access to more convenient, affordable hearing aids. The Facett hearing aid device allows users to test their hearing and manage their personalised settings in …

VidCon: connecting Victoria to the digital world

The Andrews Labor Government has locked in the world’s largest online video conference, VidCon, at the Melbourne Convention and Event Centre (MCEC) for another two years. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren welcomed the new deal following its successful debut in Australia’s creative capital …

Victoria serves up its best food and beverages

Victoria’s best food and beverage producers are showcasing their globally renowned products to thousands of international buyers at Gulfood – the world’s largest food and fibre trade show. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis formally opened the Victorian Government stand at this year’s …

Connecting with the UK and France to drive innovation

Victoria’s capabilities in digital technology, cyber security and defence will be showcased in the UK and France this week as the Andrews Labor Government encourages more foreign companies to invest in Victoria. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis will meet with representatives from …