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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News
23 January 2024
Turkish Airlines plan flying through blue sky

Melbourne chosen for Turkish Airlines' first Australian flights

One of the world’s largest airlines has chosen Melbourne to launch its inaugural flights to Australia, bringing thousands of visitors to Victoria each year, increasing export capacity and creating hundreds of local jobs.

News
17 January 2024
Tractor in field

Food & Fibre Export Performance Report 2022-23

The release the Food and Fibre Export Performance Report 2022-23 shows Victoria is Australia’s largest food and fibre exporter by value – accounting for 24% of the national total.

News
14 December 2023
Two hands placing a label on a clear bag that reads 'these calf sleeves didn't go to landfill'.

Remaking medical equipment builds jobs, boosts environment

A New Zealand medical device remanufacturer will set up their Australian HQ in Victoria, creating dozens of local jobs.

News
11 December 2023
Brain monitor screen on white background

Investing in hospital care innovation for traumatic brain injuries

Breakthrough Victoria is investing $2 million in medtech company Cyban to support initial manufacturing of its ground-breaking device in Victoria.

News
28 November 2023
Three people talking, surrounded by booths of new manufacturing products

Victorian manufacturing industry on show

Victoria’s most innovative advanced manufacturers converged in Moonee Ponds to showcase their latest products and services, cementing the state’s standing as the nation’s manufacturing capital.

News
22 November 2023
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Investing in job ready local talent for key industries

Victorians are set to receive more career opportunities and local businesses can get the skills they need through the $10 million Skills Solutions Partnerships Program.

News
15 November 2023
Construction of a train line

Have your say on the future of Local Jobs First

Businesses and workers will have an opportunity to help shape the future of the Local Jobs First policy – Australia’s longest-standing industry participation legislation.

News
31 October 2023
Plane flying through the sky

Direct flights from Mumbai to Melbourne set to take off

Air India has established a new aviation route from Mumbai to Melbourne that will bring more visitors and students to the state, increase investment opportunities and create hundreds of local jobs.

News
31 October 2023
Conveyer belt of test tubes

Applications now open for the Made in Victoria – Manufacturing Growth Program

Local businesses will stay at the forefront of Australian advanced manufacturing with new grants to expand their operations, boost productivity, build capabilities and create jobs.

News
30 October 2023
Plane flying through the air

Victoria to benefit from more non-stop flights from China

One of the largest airlines in western China will soon fly daily to Melbourne, bringing thousands of tourists to Victoria each year, increasing export capacity and creating more than 700 tourism and aviation jobs.

News
25 October 2023
Windmills of a wind farm

Applications now open for the Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing Program

A new grant program will back local manufacturers to make the products and components we need in the transition towards net zero emissions.

News
24 October 2023
Three people standing in a medical setting with medical equipment

Victorian Skills Plan boosting training for more Victorians

Victorians will have more training opportunities in high-demand industries, with a new report charting the state’s skills and training sector over the next 3 years.

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