Communications Tech, Soap, Stocks & Abalone win Victorian Export Awards

Victoria’s best exporters were acknowledged at the 38th Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEAs), with businesses in digital stock trading, goat soap and abalone each taking home prestigious awards. Pepperstone Group, DPP Pharmaceuticals and Yumbah Aquaculture were presented with awards for digital …

New Ministry: Jobs, Investment and Early Childhood

The Andrews Labor Government will strengthen its focus on creating jobs, attracting investment and ensuring every child gets the support they need to get the best start in life with changes to the ministry announced today. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled the new team, which sees Ben Carroll enter the Cabinet …

Victoria’s tech innovators shine at National iAwards

Seven Victorian organisations received recognition at the 2017 National iAwards held last night in Melbourne, demonstrating the state’s strengths as Australia’s technology innovation capital. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis congratulated the award recipients and commended all …

Enhancing global connections to create local jobs

The Andrews Labor Government has released a new trade statement to better connect local businesses with overseas markets boost jobs and strengthen Victoria’s economy. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today launched Globally Connected – which includes a range of initiatives to …

LaunchVic allocates $1.4m for programs to support migrant and refugee startups

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis and LaunchVic CEO, Kate Cornick, today unveiled LaunchVic’s third round of grant recipients to support first generation migrants and refugees. Totaling $1.4 million, the funding round will support organisations to deliver a range of services and …

Bendigo Small Businesses going for Gold

More than 30 events designed to help local small businesses grow and create more jobs will take place across Bendigo over the coming month. Winter Olympic gold medallist Lydia Lassila OAM, who used a sports injury as motivation to build a successful small business, is one of many inspirational speakers at this …

International Education Awards open to applicants

Applications have opened for the annual Victorian International Education Awards that celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of Victoria’s best and brightest international students. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today officially launched the awards and encouraged …