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 …

Grand Final Weekend sees in Daylight Savings

Victorian businesses and households are urged not to forget to bring their clocks forward this weekend when daylight savings begins on Sunday, 4 October. Minister for Small Business Philip Dalidakis said households and businesses should use the opportunity to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and …

Melbourne Uni paves the way for International Entrepreneurs

Small Business, Innovation and Trade Minister Philip Dalidakis today welcomed the University of Melbourne’s announcement that it will be the first international partner of the globally renowned Nasdaq Entrepreneur Center in San Francisco. The new partnership will help Melbourne University facilitate student …

Deakin’s Innovation Secures New US Defence Contract

The Andrews Labor Government has welcomed the signing of an innovative research agreement between Deakin University and leading US defence technology company, General Dynamics. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis said the collaboration between the two organisations would advance and …

‘Dalidakis: Vic’s newest Minister’: InnovationAus.com

Dalidakis: Vic’s newest Minister Article and interview by James Riley published on September 7, 2015 in InnovationAus.com InnovationAus.com provides news and commentary on public policy issues related to the ICT sector in Australia. Less than a year after entering the Victorian Parliament as a newbie MP, …

Victoria’s booming ICT Industry dominates National Awards

Six Victorian companies, organisations and individuals were among the winners at the National iAwards hosted in Melbourne tonight, with another four receiving Commendations of Merit. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis opened the event, hosted by Victorian entertainer Dave Hughes, …

Wrapping up a Big Small Business Festival

Minister for Small Business Philip Dalidakis today launched Small Business BIG Marketing, the final event for the month-long Small Business Festival Victoria. More than 800 small business operators and entrepreneurs filled the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to hear a select group of leading experts …

Medtech Award highlights Victoria’s Start-up prowess

Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis today congratulated STAT Innovations on taking out the top prize in the 2015 MedTech’s Got Talent entrepreneurship challenge, hosted by The Small Technologies Cluster (STC). The coveted $40,000 cash prize will help STAT Innovations fast-track …

Brand Victoria: The Best Of Everything, All In One Place

Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled Brand Victoria at the world-renowned Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open. The new Brand Victoria will showcase the best of everything our state has to offer – unifying our message to help sell Victoria’s economic strength, cultural diversity, world-class …

Premier’s Jobs and Investment Panel to drive Economic Growth and Job Creation

The Premier’s Jobs and Investment Panel, which brings together some of Victoria’s brightest business minds, met for the first time today. Premier Daniel Andrews, along with Treasurer Tim Pallas, Minister for Employment Jacinta Allan, Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford, Minister for …