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 Federal…

Putting fans first during footy finals

Footy fans will now have a fair go when buying tickets to this year’s 2018 Toyota AFL Final Series after the Andrews Labor Government officially declared it a major event. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Events Philip Dalidakis joined AFL General Manager Clubs and Broadcasting Travis Auld at the MCG to…

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 and…

C2 Headquarters creates 100 jobs in Melbourne

The creator of one of the world’s most innovative business conferences has established its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne creating 100 jobs between now and 2020. Founded by Cirque Du Soleil and Sid Lee, the Montreal based company aims to encourage businesses to think differently about the way they operate…

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 in…

Victoria’s India Strategy: doubling trade and creating jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is taking action to double the value of Victoria’s annual goods exports to India to almost $1 billion over the next decade. Premier Daniel Andrews today unveiled Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future ahead of his first official visit to India this week. The strategy is an…

Revamped Melbourne Park serving up 2018 Open

Melbourne Park is ready to host the biggest names in world tennis when the Australian Open 2018 kicks off in just over a week. Acting Minister for Sport Philip Dalidakis joined Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley to officially start the final countdown to the 2018 Grand Slam. The event takes place from 15…

Melbourne lands direct flights to Silicon Valley

Victorians will soon have direct flights between Melbourne and San Francisco, with Qantas to start four services each week from late next year. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Qantas International CEO Alison Webster at Melbourne Airport today to announce the new services, which will add close to…

Cutting Red Tape for Tourism and Visitor Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is calling for feedback on its second Small Business Regulation Review (SBRR), which aims to reduce red tape and regulatory burden for tourism and visitor-focused small businesses in Victoria. The second SBRR focuses on the visitor economy and has identified five focus areas to prompt…