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Archives for September, 2022

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New Early Parenting Centre On The Way For Wyndham

New mums and dads will soon have better access to early parenting support in a purpose-built facility, with construction now underway on the Andrews Labor Government’s new Early Parenting Centre in Wyndham. Designed to help families with children under four years of age, the new..

Game On For Jobs As Kiwi Games Studio Lands In Melbourne

Independent Wellington-based games company A44, renowned for its sophisticated visual effects and lifelike gameplay, has chosen Melbourne for its Australian headquarters. A founding member of London-based global games collective Kepler Interactive, A44’s move will include a games development studio, enhancing Victoria’s burgeoning development industry. The..

Taking Victoria’s Education Technology To The World

Victorian education technology companies are proving their products around the world as they pursue new contracts, backed by a program supported by the Andrews Labor Government. A symposium this week heard about progress of nine Victorian companies that received funding under the Labor Government’s $800,000..


The environmental impacts of Victoria’s deer population will be reduced with new control programs that will better protect communities, agriculture and biodiversity. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas has announced that $6.5 million has been allocated to support 26 projects to reduce the impact of deer..

Victoria-Ho Chi Minh City Connection To Drive Jobs Growth

Victorian businesses will have access to more opportunities with Vietnam as part of a new agreement to boost the state’s economic partnership and trade relationship with Ho Chi Minh City. Minister for Trade Tim Pallas announced today that the Victorian Government had signed a Memorandum..

Campaign Backs More Women To Build A Career In Construction

A new campaign that highlights the success of women in construction will be used to encourage more women and girls to pursue a career in the building industry, breaking down long-standing barriers. Minister for Industrial Relations Tim Pallas launched the “She Built It” digital, radio..

Regional Victorian Unemployment Falls To New Low

Victoria’s strong and resilient economy is continuing to drive a vibrant labour market with unemployment across regional Victoria dropping to another record low. Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that Victoria’s regional unemployment rate fell to 2.8 per cent in August – from..

Shining The Spotlight On Victoria‘s Top Exporters

Fourteen export success stories have been recognised for their achievements, innovation and leadership in international trade at the 43rd Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEAs). Minister for Trade Tim Pallas joined award patron and Governor of Victoria, the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, in congratulating the winners..

COVID Nasal Spray Treatment Clinical Trials To Begin

A nasal medication that could reduce transmission of COVID-19 in homes and hospitals will soon begin clinical trials in Victoria through a new world-class medical manufacturing centre in Melbourne. Treasurer Tim Pallas met with researchers at Monash University’s Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) in Clayton..

Elite Program Builds Victoria’s Construction Expertise

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed partners to help Victoria’s major project leaders develop their skills and expertise as the state delivers a record $144 billion infrastructure program. McKinsey & Company and the Stanford Centre for Professional Development will deliver the Office of Projects Victoria’s..


The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for students in Melbourne’s west to catch the bus to school, with a brand-new service connecting them directly to Werribee Secondary College. Minister for Public Transport Ben Carroll said the additional service will provide students living in..


The Andrews Labor Government is extending its successful Tutor Learning Initiative in 2023, to ensure students in Werribee continue to get benefits from the program and enhance their education experience. Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced $258.4 million to further extend the Tutor Learning Initiative..

Victoria Leads Nation In Job-Creating Investment

Billions of dollars more in international investment flows into Victoria than any other state – underlining the benefits of the Andrews Labor Government’s ambitious investment attraction strategy. Data from global investment consultant fDi Markets shows Victoria attracted $8.1 billion in overseas investment in 2021-22, well..

Two New Projects To Kick Start Spring Racing In Werribee

Werribee Racing Club will soon have a much-needed brand new operations building and a more sustainable water supply, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Racing Anthony Carbines today announced the Labor Government’s Victorian Racing Industry Fund (VRIF) is investing more than..

Better Connectivity For The Western Suburbs

The Andrews Labor Government is improving mobile connectivity in Werribee and surrounding suburbs with new telco infrastructure and upgrades. Through the Connecting Victoria program, the Labor Government is partnering with Optus and TPG Telecom to build a new 5G mobile tower and upgrade four existing..

Nation-Leading Economic Activity Drives Jobs Growth

Victoria’s recovery is powering ahead, with new figures showing Victoria is leading the nation in economic growth. Today’s National Accounts data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals that Victoria’s State Final Demand grew by 6.5 per cent over the past year, almost two..

Creating More Economic Opportunities For Victorian Women

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its nation-leading work in gender equality across Victoria, with new data measuring the public sector’s work to remove barriers to women’s success in the workforce and $3 million to deliver targeted industry strategies to boost participation in male-dominated sectors…