General Portfolio Press Releases

Chinese aviation delegation inspects Victorian aero firms on back of Super Trade Mission

02 November, 2012
A Chinese aviation delegation visited Gippsland this week to inspect the locally designed and manufactured GippsAERO GA8 Airvan, Australia’s only locally manufa... Read more

Victoria’s construction industry continues to lead the nation

01 November, 2012
Victoria’s construction industry continues to lead the rest of the nation, with new building approval figures today showing a further 18.8 per cent increase in ... Read more

Young Victorians urged to consider defence and aerospace careers

01 November, 2012
Victoria’s world-class defence and aerospace industries offer a range of exciting and rewarding career paths for young Victorians, Minister Responsible for the ... Read more

Victoria congratulates Jetstar on its 100 millionth passenger

31 October, 2012
Minister for Aviation Gordon Rich-Phillips today congratulated Melbourne-based airline Jetstar on reaching its milestone of carrying 100 million passengers. “T... Read more

Program to test new and cutting edge technologies

31 October, 2012
The Victorian Coalition Government will help companies trial new technologies through an $8 million Technology Voucher Program. Technology Minister Gordon Rich... Read more

Coalition to grow skills from molecules to medicines

31 October, 2012
The Victorian Coalition Government has unveiled a new plan to help Victoria’s growing biotechnology industry address critical skill shortages. Technology Minis... Read more

Coalition drives half a billion dollars in data centre investment in Victoria

30 October, 2012
Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced that the Victorian Coalition Government has helped facilitate more than half a billion dollars of inves... Read more

New innovative platform to transform access to Victorian R&D facilities

30 October, 2012
The Victorian Coalition Government has provided $1.3 million for a new initiative that brings together Victorian research and development (R&D) facilities in a ... Read more

Aviation investment to grow Victoria’s economy

30 October, 2012
Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister responsible for the Aviation Industry Gordon Rich-Phillips today welcomed Virgin Australia’s plans to increase investment in V... Read more

Coalition commits to Victoria’s eResearch strengths

30 October, 2012
The Victorian Coalition Government will spend $3.9 million to help the state’s researchers harness the strength of information and communications technology. T... Read more

App developer records rapid growth in Victoria

22 October, 2012
A growing demand for mobile app technology is creating more IT jobs in Victoria, Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips said today. Mr Rich-Phillips has anno... Read more

ICT jobs boost as Data#3 opens new Victorian HQ

18 October, 2012
Victoria’s technology scene received another boost today as one of Australia’s leading information and communication technology (ICT) solutions companies unveil... Read more

Coalition puts finishing touches on Stawell Airport

17 October, 2012
The final stage of Stawell Airport’s master plan is set to get underway thanks to $565,000 from the Victorian Coalition Government. Aviation Minister Gordon Ri... Read more

Coalition funds $100,000 Edenhope Airport upgrade

17 October, 2012
The Victorian Coalition Government will spend more than $100,000 to upgrade Edenhope’s Aerodrome to improve access for air emergency services. Aviation Ministe... Read more

Over 20,000 ‘hoon’ vehicles impounded

15 October, 2012
Tough new laws targeting ‘hoon’ drivers have led to a significant increase in vehicle impoundments, sending a strong message that Victorians will no longer tole... Read more

New mobile website to help Victorians buy safer cars

14 October, 2012
Victorians looking to buy a new or used car will be able to find out how safe their preferred option is immediately, thanks to a new mobile website. Assistant ... Read more

Avalon on its way to becoming international airport

12 October, 2012
Now the Commonwealth has finally agreed to back Avalon Airport as the state’s second international airport, major airlines will be able to invest with greater c... Read more

Victorian workplaces are the safest in Australia

11 October, 2012
Victoria is the safest state in Australia in which to work, a new comparison of the work health and safety schemes of every state and territory has found. Acco... Read more

35 new ICT jobs as iCare marks growth

03 October, 2012
Technology Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips has opened iCare Solutions’ new office in East Melbourne and announced the creation of 35 new information and communica... Read more

Premier congratulates TAC on 25-year anniversary

03 October, 2012
Premier Ted Baillieu has thanked the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) for 25 years of dedication to Victorians injured on the state’s roads. Marking the org... Read more
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