General Portfolio Press Releases

$18 million broadband investment assists country dental students

12 April, 2013
Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips visited the University of Melbourne campus in Shepparton today to officially launch the ‘switch on’ of the Uni TV trial... Read more

$250,000 technology vouchers foster innovation

11 April, 2013
Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips announced today that seven companies have been awarded Technology Implementation Vouchers worth up to $250,000. Speaki... Read more

Coalition’s $18 million Broadband program supports patients with cystic fibrosis

27 March, 2013
Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips today officially launched the Regional Cystic Fibrosis e-Health & Telemonitoring Program – a new pilot project funded... Read more

UK digital agency establishes offices in Melbourne

22 March, 2013
Leading UK-headquartered digital communications agency, Precedent, has opened new offices in Melbourne with plans to create up to 30 highly skilled jobs over th... Read more

Coalition to transform telecommunications purchasing and management

19 March, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government is undertaking market consultation as part of a new approach to the future of the Victorian Government’s telecommunications p... Read more

Victorian ICT company opens Hyderabad office

18 March, 2013
Victorian Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Philips opened Victorian ICT company we-do-IT’s new office in Hyderabad, India, which will provide a platform for the ... Read more

Global company expands in Melbourne – 120 new ICT jobs

15 March, 2013
Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced 120 new high-tech jobs will be created in Victoria, with the expansion of global software company SAP. ... Read more

Global pharma company opens in Melbourne

14 March, 2013
Assistant Treasurer and Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced Mumbai-based pharmaceutical giant Cipla has opened its Australian headquarters ... Read more

Conciliation officer boost to meet demand

08 March, 2013
The appointment by the Victorian Coalition Government of nine extra conciliation officers to the Accident Compensation Conciliation Service (ACCS) will speed up... Read more

Victoria unveils new ‘search focused’ vic.gov.au

07 March, 2013
Victoria is leading the charge to give citizens smarter access to Victorian Government information and services with a new vic.gov.au. Technology Minster Gordo... Read more

Coalition appoints Chief Technology Advocate

06 March, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government has appointed Grantly Mailes as the State’s first Chief Technology Advocate. Assistant Treasurer and Technology Minister Gor... Read more

More Chinese trainee pilots to soar in Victoria

05 March, 2013
Victoria’s blue skies will be the classroom for more Chinese airline pilots following the Victorian Coalition Government’s Super Trade Mission to China last yea... Read more

Victoria’s road safety strategy to drive the next decade

01 March, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government will increase funding to improve the state‟s highest risk roads and intersections to $1 billion over the next 10 years. Prem... Read more

New measures to target distracted road users

27 February, 2013
Premier Ted Baillieu has launched a major new campaign – including tougher penalties, new technology and a confronting advertising campaign – in a bid to reduce... Read more

Getting tough on tailgaters – “Stay back” or pay the penalty

26 February, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government is set to get tough on tailgaters, with plans to introduce stronger laws for travelling too close to the vehicle in front. M... Read more

Minister opens new regional health hub in Geelong

22 February, 2013
Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips today officially opened the new Regional and Community Health Hub (REACH) building at Deakin University’s Waurn Ponds c... Read more

Coalition lands airshow at Avalon until 2025

22 February, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government has secured the Australian International Airshow at Avalon Airport until 2025, Aviation Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips announc... Read more

Parliamentary Superannuation Scheme

13 February, 2013
The Government of Victoria will be introducing legislation to amend arrangements for the administration of the now closed Parliamentary Contributory Superannuat... Read more

Coalition releases ICT plan to fix Labor’s bungles

12 February, 2013
The Victorian Coalition Government has today unveiled a whole-of-government information and communication technology (ICT) strategy to rectify Labor’s disastrou... Read more

Digital Futures Fund Round 2 open for business

06 February, 2013
Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced the opening of round two of the Victorian Coalition Government’s $11 million Digital Futures Fund desig... Read more
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