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Backing Victorian Medtech Boosts Brain Health, Grows Jobs

Critical investment is accelerating the commercialisation of world-first Victorian technology to treat brain injuries, creating jobs at home and potentially benefiting patients around the globe. Minister for Economic Growth Tim Pallas today announced a $2 million investment by the Allan Labor Government’s independent innovation fund..

BioNTech Partnership To Deliver Next Generation Cancer Care

Victoria’s standing as a leading producer of life-saving vaccines and medicines will grow with global giant BioNTech creating a research and manufacturing facility in Melbourne, in partnership with the Allan Labor Government. Building on an in-principle agreement reached with BioNTech last year, Premier Jacinta Allan..


Wyndham’s tourism industry has been given a boost, with a $190,000 grant from the Victorian Government to Namaste Westside to develop innovative ways to encourage people to stay longer and experience the best of our region. Members for Wyndham, Tim Pallas, Mathew Hilakari and Dylan..

Strong Economy Powers Regional Jobs To Record High

Jobs in Victorian regional communities have risen to an all-time high, driven by a strong economy that is delivering benefits for Victorians in every corner of the state. Victoria’s regional unemployment rate was the equal lowest in the country in October, figures released today by..


The Victorian Government is helping Werribee communities transform sports facilities, build change rooms and recreation infrastructure through a new round of infrastructure funding. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced that applications are open for the 2023-24 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund – backed by up to..


Victoria’s outstanding teachers, principals and support staff in our local schools have been celebrated at the 2023 Victorian Education Excellence Awards (VEEA) – with Werribee Secondary College among the winners. The VEEA inspires teachers, principals, business managers and support staff in Government schools to help..

Global Trade, Investment Wins Create Local Jobs

A new report highlights the critical role of trade and investment in driving economic growth and creating jobs, as billions of dollars from foreign direct investment flows through to Victoria’s economy. The Connecting Victoria to the World report showcases the Allan Labor Government’s achievements in supporting..

Renewables Powerhouse Leads The Way At Export Awards

Fourteen Victorian businesses have taken centre stage for championing homegrown products and services on a global stage at the 44th Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEAs). Minister for Economic Growth Tim Pallas joined award patron, Governor of Victoria, Professor the Honourable Margaret Gardner AC to..

New Victorian Parliamentary Budget Officer Appointed

Mr Xavier Rimmer has been appointed as Victoria’s Parliamentary Budget Officer. The Victorian Parliament’s multi-party Public Accounts and Estimates Committee recommended Mr Rimmer’s appointment for a five-year term. Mr Rimmer joined the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) as Director of Policy Analysis and Advice in 2018 –..

Supporting Young Women To Work In Trades And Tech

The Allan Labor Government is supporting the growth of women’s participation in trades and tech, encouraging teenagers to pursue dedicated education streams to build a career in the burgeoning sectors. Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas today visited the Northern College of the Arts &..

Victoria’s Economy Continues To Grow, Powering Jobs

The Victorian economy is growing strongly and providing jobs for workers with more than 130,000 Victorians joining the workforce over the past 12 months – the best performance in the country. The state’s 2022-23 Annual Financial Report published today reveals the resilience of the Victorian..

Building More Homes And Freeing Up More Homes To Rent

More unoccupied Victorian properties will be put up for rent and vacant land developed to build new homes – boosting housing supply and affordability across Victoria. Legislation to be introduced to the Victorian Parliament this week will provide a financial incentive for owners to rent..

Pawsome News For Victoria’s Pooches

The Andrews Labor Government has delivered 31 new off-leash dog parks across Melbourne and regional Victoria, creating more space for our four-legged friends to run and play. Minister for Environment Ingrid Stitt officially opened Levittown Rise dog park in Werribee today – the final dog..

Affordability Partnership To Build 800,000 Victorian Homes

The Andrews Labor Government today released its landmark package to boost housing supply and affordability in Victoria – representing the biggest shake-up to planning and housing reform in generations. Victoria is growing. We’re the fastest growing state in Australia, with our population set to hit..

Connecting International Students With Careers

The Andrews Labor Government is backing international students and the ongoing strength of the economy, hosting the first-ever Careers Fair targeted at international students in Melbourne. Minister for Trade and Investment Tim Pallas today visited the Study Melbourne International Student Careers Fair, co-organised with SEEK..

Investing To Support Jobs Growth In Regional Victoria

A Victorian insurance repair company will create 25 new jobs and establish a new Geelong base, backed by a strategic fund created by the Andrews Labor Government and leading super funds Aware Super and Spirit Super. Since its 2020 launch, the $250 million Victorian Business..

Victorian Unemployment Rate Lowest In The Country

Victoria’s strong economy is providing opportunities for workers and confidence for businesses looking to grow as the state today recorded the lowest unemployment rate in the country. There are more than 3.65 million Victorians in work and the unemployment rate in August fell to 3.5 per..


The Andrews Labor Government has officially announced the opening of the Stronger Fishing Clubs Grant Program, welcoming angling clubs and associations around Werribee to apply for grants of up to $10,000. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas said the grants are available under the $1.2 million..