News and articles

News of major activities and announcements from across the department, plus articles featuring the people, projects and programs driving economic growth and prosperity across Victoria.

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20 June 2024
Bianca and Rebecca smiling to camera in front of a reception desk to Expression Australia

Connecting through Auslan

Bianca Oldham’s journey in Auslan began because of her son, who is Deaf. She wanted to communicate fluently with him, so she started to learn the language and then fell in love with it.

20 June 2024
Exterior of the ManuFutures building at Deakin University

Medical remanufacturing facility boosting Victoria’s circular economy

A new manufacturing facility in Geelong is bringing sustainable recycling capabilities to the healthcare system.

19 June 2024
Two people sitting together, one with an arm around the other and one giving the thumbs up

Strengthening the Fair Jobs Code for fair and safe workplaces

From 1 September, the Fair Jobs Code will apply to all government contracts worth $1 million and over – a reduction from the current threshold of $3 million for direct contracts and $10 million for subcontracts.

11 June 2024
Plane flying through air

New flights linking Victoria to biggest trade partner

Major carrier China Eastern Airlines will increase flights to Melbourne Airport from Shanghai Pudong International Airport from September and introduce new flights out of Nanjing Lukou International Airport from July.

22 May 2024
Group of Cerulea staff

New clinical trials facility to prevent and cure blindness

A new world-leading eye research centre is breaking ground on treatments for preventing and curing blindness, with support from the Victorian Government.

16 May 2024
Interior of olive oil factory with vats and pipes

Extending the branches of regional Victoria’s olive industry

What makes regional Victoria a prime location for olive production? We speak with Cobram Estate Olives’ Joint CEO Leandro Ravetti to find out.

08 May 2024
Mannequins in an op shop with a YouTube play button over the top

Upping stumps to lay a foundation for the future

Upgrades to the foundations of the Mirboo North Op Shop have secured the longevity of the building and community fundraising activities

07 May 2024
Technician in PPE, mask and gloves filling vials

Lifesaving cancer treatments to be made in Victoria

A national pharmaceutical manufacturer is establishing an Australian-first facility to develop life-saving cancer treatment therapies in Victoria.

02 May 2024
2024 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards. Nominations now open.

Nominations open for the 2024 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards

Nominations are now open for the state’s premier celebration of Victorian manufacturers.

30 April 2024
Jack Kelsey wears reflective wrap around sunglasses and a baseball hat, holding a Makita tool over some wood

Meeting a housing shortage with houses that Jack builds

In January 2024, Jack Kelsey received his official trade papers, which stated that he has completed his apprenticeship as a carpenter.

23 April 2024
Group photos of award winners for the 2023-24 Premier's awards for health and medical research

Winners celebrated at the 2023-24 Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research

Up and coming leaders in health and medical research were recognised at the 2023-24 Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research on Tuesday 23 April 2024.

18 April 2024
Asiana Airline’s A350 Airbus flying in the sky

New non-stop flights to South Korea take off from Victoria

New seasonal flights between Melbourne Airport and Seoul Incheon International Airport will operate four times per week between July and September 2024.

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