General Portfolio Press Releases

27 August, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government today launched the Firefighters Advisory Service hotline, a phone-line dedicated to providing information and advice to career and volunteer firefighters considering lodging a compensation claim for cancer. Joint... Read more

Mini-Vanessa heads to the snow for the weekend
19 July, 2013
The Transport Accident Commission’s (TAC) Mini-Vanessa van is heading to Mt Buller to keep skiers and snowboarders alert on the roads ... Read more

18 July, 2013
Employment in regional Victoria continued to grow with more than 21,000 jobs created in the three months to June, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures, Acting Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips said today.“These 21,000 new jobs ... Read more

18 July, 2013
Leading cloud-based email management provider Mimecast has opened its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne, with plans to create 25 new jobs within the first year of operation.Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips welcomed the investment by ... Read more

12 July, 2013
Eight young Victorians are in the running to win this year’s Transport Accident Commission (TAC) Make a Film, Make a Difference (MAFMAD) competition, Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips said. Announcing the finalists today, Mr Rich-Phillips sai... Read more

14 June, 2013
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced that Victorian corporate, work and school wear importer and wholesaler Shiny Pty Ltd is one of the successful first round applicants to be awarded funding from the Victorian Coalition Gover... Read more

14 June, 2013
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced eight companies that have been awarded Technology Development Vouchers worth up to $50,000 as part of the Victorian Government’s $8 million Technology Voucher Program. Mr Rich-Phillips sai... Read more

14 June, 2013
Minister for the Aviation Industry Gordon Rich-Phillips today officially opened AVIA Aircraft’s new Training and Simulator Centre at Moorabbin Airport. Mr Rich-Phillips said the simulator offered Australia’s most realistic general aviation flight ... Read more

13 June, 2013
Treasurer Michael O’Brien has welcomed today’s labour force figures as a vote of confidence in the Victorian economy, showing that Victoria continues to be a great place to invest and grow a business. “Employment in Victoria rose by 11,400 in the pa... Read more

07 June, 2013
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today congratulated Rowville-based medical diagnostics manufacturer Universal Biosensors for being awarded the 2013 Manufacturing Hall of Fame Technology in Manufacturing Award, at the Manufacturing Hall o... Read more

06 June, 2013
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips has congratulated Victoria’s innovative information and communication technology (ICT) companies and leading professionals who took home awards at the 2013 Victorian State iAwards last night. The iAwards... Read more

31 May, 2013
Bendigo’s new $1.5 million state-of-the-art aviation facility was officially opened today with the new MyJet headquarters to secure jobs and stimulate further investment at Bendigo Airport. Premier and Minister for Regional Cities Denis Napthine joi... Read more

29 May, 2013
Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips has today welcomed the appointment of Mr Patrick Holt as the new Senior Conciliation Officer of the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service. “The Accident Compensation Conciliation Service (ACCS) specialis... Read more

28 May, 2013
Ten innovative Victorian companies have been awarded funding of up to $100,000 to undertake feasibility studies as part of the Health Market Validation Program – a $15 million competitive grants program designed to encourage innovation in healthcare.... Read more

17 May, 2013
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced that the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Australia’s biotechnology industry association, AusBiotech, have launched a revised edition of the industry code of best practice that will... Read more

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