Archives for January, 2018

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Empowering Women Business Leaders In Asia

The Andrews Labor Government is backing more Victorian business women to become leaders and expand trade with international markets. Victoria has an enviable exports record and extensive trade programs, yet the number of women as trade delegates has historically remained low at 22 per cent…

Aboriginal Victorians Have Their Say On Closing The Gap

Aboriginal Victorians from across the state will have their say on the refresh of the national Closing the Gap agenda and the Victorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework. This is a major step in ensuring that the voice, knowledge and priorities of the Victorian Aboriginal community are..

Stopping Family Violence Before It Starts

The Andrews Labor Government is taking further action to stop family violence and violence against women before it starts. Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Natalie Hutchins today announced $3.8 million for the women’s health sector to work with regional, local-level partners – such..

Honouring Victorian Women In Order Of Australia Awards

Victoria is again leading the nation on gender equality by ensuring there is an even number of women and men nominated for 2018 Order of Australia awards. Less than one third of nominations for Australia’s national awards system are for women, which is directly reflected..

Recovery ‘Dalag Walert’: Support For Family Violence Victims

The Andrews Labor Government is strengthening support for Aboriginal women impacted by family violence in Geelong by providing culturally sensitive support services. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today launched a new support program run by the Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative called ‘Dalag Walert’ (meaning..

Victorians’ Confidence In Economy Strengthens

Victoria’s economic credentials received a further boost today, with new figures showing consumer sentiment 5.1 per cent higher than this time last year, buoyed by the strength of the state’s economy and jobs market. Acting Treasurer Robin Scott welcomed the Westpac-Melbourne Institute consumer sentiment index..

Education, Tourism And Jobs As Premier Visits India

Tourism, international education, business and investment opportunities are on the agenda this week as Premier Daniel Andrews makes his first official visit to India. Mr Andrews will visit Delhi and Bengaluru during his three-day tour of one of Victoria’s most valued trade partners and tourist..

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…

Victorian Retail Sales Outpace The Nation

The steady flow of strong economic data has continued, with retail sales figures today showing that the value of Victoria’s retail sales grew faster than the national average and the equal highest among the states in November 2017. Today’s figures released by the Australian Bureau..

Manufacturing Jobs Just What The Doctor Ordered

Victoria’s manufacturing sector has received a healthy boost from a new state-of-the-art facility in Dandenong South that will create 150 new full-time jobs over the next three years. Nutribiotech, a leading nutritional supplement producer with factories in China, Korea and the US, has chosen Victoria..

Victoria Leads The Nation’s Building Approvals

In good news for housing affordability, Victoria recorded the strongest growth in building approvals across the nation, bolstering housing supply and making an important contribution to the State’s economy. Today’s Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows the total value of Victorian building approvals increased by..

Prime Minister For Sydney Forgets About Geelong

The Prime Minister for Sydney, Malcolm Turnbull, has failed to deliver a single dollar from a $20 million jobs and investment package promised to Geelong in 2016. The so called “Regional Jobs and Investment Packages” were announced on the eve of the 2016 Federal Election..

Supporting Mums And Bubs Affected By Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government is increasing support for new mothers and their babies experiencing family violence through extra Maternal and Child Health (MCH) service consultations and nurse training. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos today visited the MCH Centre at the Docklands to announce..