General Portfolio Press Releases

Firefighter Advisory Service To Assist With Compensation Claims

27 August, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government today launched the Firefighters Advisory Service hotline, a phone-line dedicated to providing information and advice to caree... 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 after a long day in ... Read more

Victoria’s regional jobs growth a sign of strength

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 Statisti... Read more

Mimecast opens new headquarters in Melbourne

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 ... Read more

Finalists announced for TAC short film competition

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 ... Read more

Coalition support for technology collaboration

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 ... Read more

Technology vouchers foster innovation in Victorian ICT companies

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 ... Read more

Victorian company to offer Australian first in general aviation flight simulator training

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 Ri... Read more

Victoria’s employment growth leads the nation

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 gr... Read more

Recognising technology in Victorian manufacturing

07 June, 2013
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today congratulated Rowville-based medical diagnostics manufacturer Universal Biosensors for being awarded the 2013... Read more

iAwards recognise Victorian ICT companies

06 June, 2013
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips has congratulated Victoria’s innovative information and communication technology (ICT) companies and leading profes... Read more

MyJet soars with $1.5 million Bendigo development

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 i... Read more

Appointment of new Senior Conciliation Officer

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 Compensati... Read more

Victorian companies awarded funding to develop innovative healthcare solutions

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 ... Read more

Revised code to benefit ASX-listed life science companies

17 May, 2013
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced that the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Australia’s biotechnology industry association, A... Read more

Victoria’s aviation sector set to fly

07 May, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government will invest $4.5 million over the next two years in new initiatives to support the development of Victoria’s world-class avia... Read more

Coalition delivers $19 million for technology

07 May, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government has allocated $19 million over four years towards the technology portfolio as part of the 2013-14 Victorian State Budget, Min... Read more

Coalition’s $160,000 for upgrade of Colac Aerodrome

05 May, 2013
Colac Aerodrome will receive $163,000 under the Regional Aviation Fund to improve airfield facilities, the Victorian Coalition Government announced today. Spea... Read more

Victorian and Massachusetts life sciences companies to join forces

23 April, 2013
Victorian Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today joined the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) to officially launch a new initiative to conne... Read more

Victoria safest for young workers: WorkCover stats

19 April, 2013
Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips today revealed recent WorkCover statistics that show Victoria is the safest state in Australia for young workers when c... Read more
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