Boosting innovative Tech jobs in Melbourne

Clusters of creative and technology jobs in Victorian areas such as inner Melbourne’s Cremorne will be strengthened by a new planning zone and policy to support Enterprise Precincts. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne and Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched Unlocking…

Underground Suburban Rail Loop to connect Victoria

A re-elected Andrews Government will start work on the biggest transformation of public transport in Australian history – a new underground rail network circling Melbourne’s suburbs. The Suburban Rail Loop will connect every major train line from the Frankston line all the way to the Werribee line through…

Leading #MedTech talent win Vic QuickFire Challenge 2018

Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC and the Victorian State Government today announced the winners of the Victorian QuickFire Challenge: Driving Device Innovation at the recently opened Johnson & Johnson Innovation Partnering Office at Monash University (JJIPO@Monash) in Melbourne, Australia. “The Victorian…

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 countries,…

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…

Cutting power bills with Solar Panels for 650,000 homes

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will help Victorians save around $890 a year on their power bills with half price solar panels at no up-front cost. Jeff Kennett and the Liberals privatised Victoria’s power industry, promising competition would lead to cheaper electricity prices, but the only winners are…

National FinTech Conference secured for two more years

Victoria’s fast growing financial technology sector received a boost today with the announcement that Australia’s largest fintech festival, Intersekt, has been secured by Melbourne for a further two years. The Victorian Government will sponsor Intersekt in both 2018 and 2019, bringing together more than a thousand…

Delivering a great local school for Windsor and Prahran kids

Families in Windsor and Prahran will get the world-class local school their kids deserve, with a re-elected Andrews Labor Government to upgrade Windsor Primary School. Labor will revitalise the school’s original 1870s red brick building with $4.7 million to upgrade administration areas and transform classrooms…

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…

Co-working capital to attract experts-in-residence

The Andrews Labor Government has announced more support for Victoria’s startup sector with a $500,000 boost for the state’s co-working spaces. LaunchVic, Victoria’s startup development agency, has unveiled a new program to encourage co-working spaces to appoint high-calibre, experienced startup…