General Portfolio Press Releases

Coalition funds Latrobe Regional Airport expansion

23 May, 2012
The Victorian Coalition Government is providing more than $1.2 million from the Regional Aviation Fund to support the expansion of Latrobe Regional Airport and ... Read more

Doorstop (subject Qantas) - Ted Baillieu & Gordon Rich-Phillips

22 May, 2012
TRANSCRIPT: TED BAILLIEU MLA GORDON RICH-PHILLIPS Subject: Qantas Speakers: Ted Baillieu, Gordon Rich-Phillips, reporters TED BAILLIEU: We welcome the news ... Read more

Statement on Qantas review of heavy maintenance

21 May, 2012
The announcement by Qantas today that it will continue heavy maintenance operations at Avalon is welcome news, however the loss of heavy maintenance at Melbourn... Read more

Fujitsu unveils $60 million data centre upgrade

11 May, 2012
The Victorian Coalition Government has welcomed a $60 million investment by global technology provider Fujitsu to upgrade its Noble Park data centre. Technolog... Read more

More jobs with $155 million expansion for Ballarat Uni

04 May, 2012
Planning Minister Matthew Guy has rezoned land for a $155 million expansion of the University of Ballarat Technology Park, securing its long-term future as a ma... Read more

Motorcycle riders targeted in new TAC campaign

26 April, 2012
The Victorian Coalition Government’s attack on the road toll was boosted this morning with the launch of a new, hard-hitting TAC campaign targeting motorcycles ... Read more

Avalon Airport opens to general aviation

24 April, 2012
Minister for the Aviation Industry Gordon Rich-Phillips has today announced that Avalon Airport will open to general aviation, in a big win for the Geelong regi... Read more

Global R&D giant to establish cyber security centre in Victoria

15 April, 2012
Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Richard Dalla-Riva today announced that Victoria has secured the establishment of a regional cyber security resear... Read more

Proposed Commonwealth OH&S laws to hit Victorian businesses hard

12 April, 2012
Victorian businesses would face additional costs of more than $3.4 billion over the next five years under the Commonwealth’s proposed national occupational heal... Read more

Minister makes flying visit to Benalla and Mt Beauty

11 April, 2012
Minister for the Aviation Industry Gordon Rich-Phillips has urged Victoria’s regional airports to apply for the Victorian Coalition Government’s $20 million Reg... Read more

Broadband plan leaves Victoria lagging behind

29 March, 2012
The Gillard Government has dudded Victoria in its construction plans for the next three-year rollout of the National Broadband Network. Technology Minister Gor... Read more

Regional footy fans sign up to slow down

28 March, 2012
Regional Victorian footy fans will have the chance to sign up and show their commitment to slowing down on the roads when the TAC Cup country carnival begins on... Read more

Victoria attracts another 20 highly skilled IT jobs

28 March, 2012
Harbour MSP, an Australasian leader in data centres, is set to commence operations from its Melbourne data centre, creating 20 new highly skilled technology job... Read more

New flight simulators to help improve pilot safety

22 March, 2012
Aviation research is reaching new heights in Victoria with a new, world class aviation laboratory. Aviation Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips this week opened the ... Read more

Coalition welcomes plans for airport investment

21 March, 2012
The Victorian Coalition Government has welcomed the release of Melbourne Airport’s plans for a new domestic terminal. Treasurer Kim Wells said the project was ... Read more

New IT facility to bring 300 jobs to Victoria

07 March, 2012
Premier Ted Baillieu has today announced a $30 million investment by leading Australian IT company Interactive, paving the way for the creation of 300 new jobs ... Read more

Coalition opens $11m Digital Futures Fund

07 March, 2012
Cutting edge information and communication technology (ICT) projects will be given a substantial boost by the Victorian Coalition Government under its new Digit... Read more

Victorian company Geomatic Technologies secures NBN contract

05 March, 2012
Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today congratulated Victorian company Geomatic Technologies (GT) on securing a contract with NBN Co to deliver a vi... Read more

Victorian environmental solutions firm cements project with major Indian business

02 March, 2012
Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Richard Dalla-Riva and Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips today announced that Victorian environmental s... Read more

$10.5m helps disadvantaged kids get their licence

23 February, 2012
Young driver safety has received a $10.5 million boost for the continuation of the L2P program, Minister for Roads Terry Mulder announced today. Mr Mulder said... Read more
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