General Portfolio Press Releases

Coalition announces $55m commitment to biotechnology

17 October, 2011
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today released a new $55 million plan to support Victorian biotechnology through the next stage of growth. The rel... Read more

Funding for innovative broadband projects

10 October, 2011
Applications are now being sought for projects that develop innovative broadband solutions to boost productivity, Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips a... Read more

Premier launches print partnership urging country communities to talk the road toll down

05 October, 2011
Premier Ted Baillieu today launched a new campaign that will urge country communities to Talk the Toll Down under a new partnership between 60 of Victoria’s reg... Read more

$15 million for smart solutions to healthcare challenges

04 October, 2011
A new $15 million program to promote demand-driven innovation in Victoria’s healthcare system was today announced by Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillip... Read more

Victoria calls for delay to national Occupational Health and Safety harmonisation

28 September, 2011
The Victorian Coalition Government has called on the Commonwealth to defer for 12 months the implementation of national occupational health and safety (OHS) har... Read more

Victoria secures national lab to propel broadband into the future

27 September, 2011
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced a new laboratory which will act as a test-bed for businesses to explore and develop new and innovat... Read more

Emerging global cloud company picks Melbourne for its Asia Pacific base

20 September, 2011
Zendesk, the leading provider of cloud-based helpdesk software, today opened its Asia Pacific headquarters in Melbourne, bringing at least 20 new jobs to Victor... Read more

Independent Road Safety Camera Commissioner Bill passes Parliament

16 September, 2011
Victoria will soon have Australia’s first independent Road Safety Camera Commissioner after new legislation passed through Parliament this week. Deputy Premier... Read more

World-class spatial technology solutions recognised at Victorian awards night

15 September, 2011
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips has congratulated the winners of the Victorian Spatial Excellence Awards after attending the industry awards ceremo... Read more

Important information missing in Commonwealth Regulation Impact Statement for National OHS harmonisa

14 September, 2011
The Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for the proposed National Occupational Health and Safety harmonisation released by the Federal Minister for Workplace Rela... Read more

Auditor-General validates road safety cameras

31 August, 2011
Victoria’s speed and red-light cameras are focused on road safety, not raising revenue, a complete audit of the state’s road safety camera system has found. D... Read more

Have your say in the Victorian speed limit review

30 August, 2011
Victorians are invited to have their say on confusing and potentially dangerous stretches of road with too many speed limit changes, Minister for Roads Terry M... Read more

Jobs boost for Victorian ICT company

26 August, 2011
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today officially opened the new Melbourne head office for home-grown information and communication technology (ICT)... Read more

Melbourne hosts tomorrow’s ICT leaders

25 August, 2011
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today opened the eighth annual Young Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Professionals’ Conference in Me... Read more

Victorian eResearch enters virtual realm

23 August, 2011
A futuristic e-science laboratory that will propel research into the virtual realm was opened today by Victorian Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips in... Read more

Global technology giant opens new Melbourne headquarters

23 August, 2011
Juniper Networks, a world-leader in designing and developing high performance networking solutions, today opened its new Melbourne headquarters, bringing 50 new... Read more

Victorian Government welcomes Tiger Airways’ return to service

12 August, 2011
The Victorian Coalition Government welcomes this week’s return of domestic air services by Tiger Airways Australia. Victorian Minister for Aviation, Gordon Ric... Read more

New pharmaceutical centre brings 100 additional jobs to Melbourne’s South East

12 August, 2011
A new $12 million state-of-the-art pharmaceutical distribution facility opened in Dandenong South today, bringing 100 additional jobs to the Melbourne’s South E... Read more

Victoria promotes diverse-rich ICT careers

28 July, 2011
On behalf of Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips, the Member for Prahran Clem Newton-Brown this week encouraged young Victorians to think about being part ... Read more

How does your used car rate in the safety stakes?

26 July, 2011
Victorian Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith has today launched the 2011 Used Car Safety Ratings guide that will help younger drivers make safer choices when... Read more
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