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Young people in Werribee will showcase their talents in this month’s Youth Fest, supported by the Andrews Labor Government. Local member for Werribee Tim Pallas said the Werribee’s youth focused calendar of events will celebrate creativity and wonder with four youth-led events and activities by..

Reappointment Of Victoria’s Auditor-General

The Andrews Labor Government has today confirmed the reappointment of Mr Andrew Greaves as Victoria’s Auditor-General. The appointment was recommended by the Victorian Parliament’s multi-party Public Accounts and Estimates Committee. The Auditor-General is an independent officer of the Parliament with responsibilities for auditing public sector..

Jobs Grow As Global AI Unicorn Expands To Melbourne

A multinational artificial intelligence (AI) company is scaling up its operations in Melbourne, attracted by Victoria’s tech talent pool and innovation ecosystem. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today announced the expansion of Fractal, a global provider of AI and advanced analytics solutions to..


Wyndham residents are getting behind the regional rail operator V/Line as it celebrates 40 years of getting Victorians where they need to go – marking a major milestone for the regional rail operator. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas congratulated the rail operator on this milestone..


The Andrews Labor Government is helping more casual and contract workers access sick and carer’s pay, increasing the number of jobs covered by the Victorian Sick Pay Guarantee and extending the pilot until March 2025. More than 400 new jobs are now eligible for the..

Jobs Rise In Regions Again, New Record Low Unemployment

Regional unemployment in Victoria has plunged to an unprecedented low as jobs continue to grow in towns and cities across the state. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data shows Victoria’s regional unemployment rate fell to 2.4 per cent in July – the lowest in the..

Winners Abound With International Student Travel Pass

International students at participating education providers will be able to experience the best of Victoria at a fraction of the cost thanks to a new travel pass that underlines our standing as Australia’s top study destination. Helping reduce cost of living pressures and encouraging students..

Victoria Leads Nation In Sustained Jobs Growth

Victoria led the country in creating new jobs in July – and was number one over the past 12 months – as the state’s sustained economic recovery produces dividends for families. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures shows almost 150,000 Victorians found work over the..

Global Citizen Bound For Melbourne In March 2024

Young leaders from Australia and around the world will come together with global entertainers in a major event in Melbourne to fast-track action on issues such as poverty and climate change. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today announced Melbourne will host a Global..

Vamos! Spanish Green Tech Company Sets Up In Melbourne

A Spanish company helping to drive the take-up of electric cars has established its Australian and New Zealand headquarters in Melbourne, attracted by Victoria’s innovation culture and advanced tech workforce. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today announced the opening of the Wallbox operation..

Clawing Back Lost Entitlements For Victorian Workers

The Andrews Labor Government’s Wage Inspectorate has helped workers reclaim more than $1 million in unpaid long service leave entitlements over 12 months, holding unscrupulous employers to account. Some 1,400 workers received lost entitlements in 2022-23, with one person recovering more than $20,000. The Labor..

Click And Collect – Millions Of Dollars Waiting To Be Claimed

Victorians have been encouraged to go online to find out if they are among thousands of people with a claim on a pool of unclaimed money topping $109 million. The State Revenue Office (SRO) holds records of money that remain unclaimed after 12 months including..

Regional Jobs Grow As Unemployment Falls To Record Low

Sustained jobs growth has pushed Victoria’s regional unemployment rate to a new record low, bolstering local communities and providing confidence across the state. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) labour force figures released today show Victoria’s regional unemployment rate has fallen to 2.8 per cent –..

Victoria Scores Stadium Upgrades For World Cup

Sporting fans and athletes can now enjoy upgraded infrastructure and facilities at AAMI Park, thanks to a $25 million investment from the Andrews Labor Government. The upgrades have been completed ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup which kicks off in two weeks across Australia..

Boosting UK Exports Grows Victorian Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is working with the Australian British Chamber of Commerce and the British Consulate to help Victorian businesses win new job-generating contracts in the United Kingdom. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today launched Doing Business in the UK – A Guide..

Apprenticeships Taskforce Improving Safety And Fairness At Work

The Andrews Labor Government is making sure more apprentices are supported at work, with a new taskforce established to boost fairness and safety across Victoria. Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney and Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas today announced the first members of..

Support Extended For Victims Of Home Builder Collapses

The Andrews Labor Government will extend the Porter Davis support scheme to other clients of collapsed builders who were left significantly out of pocket due to the actions of their builders. Several hundred additional families may be eligible for one-off support payments after their builder..

New Board Member For Infrastructure Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed respected construction industry leader Rebecca Casson as an independent director of the Infrastructure Victoria board. Infrastructure Victoria is an independent advisory body that prepares Victoria’s 30-year infrastructure strategy, advises the Government on specific infrastructure matters and publishes research on..