Melbourne’s North Food Group Supported By Andrews Govt

Melbourne’s North Food Group Supported By Andrews Govt

19 February 2018

Victoria Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll Creating Food And Fibre Jobs In Melbourne’s North Victor P Taffa Melbourne’s North will benefit from a dedicated food group that will create jobs, drive investment and boost exports, thanks to a grant from the Andrews Government. Industry, education and government partnership organisation NORTH Link will use […]

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Leading Producer Of Decorative Surfaces Supported By Andrews Govt

Leading Producer Of Decorative Surfaces Supported By Andrews Govt

11 February 2018

Victoria Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford Securing Ballarat’s Manufacturing Future Victor P Taffa Laminex, Australia’s leading producer of decorative surfaces like kitchen bench tops, will invest $3 Million to maintain and grow its manufacturing presence in Ballarat with support from the Andrews Government. Visiting the company’s existing facility in Wendouree, Minister for Regional Development […]

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Liquor Hours Extended During Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Liquor Hours Extended During Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

10 February 2018

Queensland Minister for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Kate Jones Restaurants And Clubs To Get Extended Hours At Games Time Victor P Taffa Gold Coast restaurants and licensed venues will be able to serve alcohol for an extra hour during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to accommodate late night events and showcase the Coast’s […]

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Key Legislation Passed To Re-establish Northern Territory Liquor Commission

Key Legislation Passed To Re-establish Northern Territory Liquor Commission

09 February 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Health Natasha Fyles Northern Territory Liquor Commission Bill Passes Parliament Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government has taken a significant step towards tackling alcohol related harm with Parliament passing key legislation to re-establish the Northern Territory Liquor Commission and make related amendments to the Liquor Act. Minister for Health Natasha Fyles […]

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Dwelling Approvals Down 1.7 % In December 2017

Dwelling Approvals Down 1.7 % In December 2017

01 February 2018

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Dwelling Approvals Fall 1.7 % In December Victor P Taffa Number of dwellings approved fell 1.7 % in December 2017, in trend terms, and has fallen for 3 months, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. “Dwelling approvals have weakened in December, driven by a large […]

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Multifactor Productivity Across 16 Industries Up 0.6 % In 2016-17

Multifactor Productivity Across 16 Industries Up 0.6 % In 2016-17

26 January 2018

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Agriculture Productivity Growth Stands Out In 2016-17 Victor P Taffa Multifactor productivity across 16 of Australia’s industries increased 0.6 % in 2016-17, driven in part by growth in agriculture productivity, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). ABS Chief Economist Bruce Hockman said the latest multifactor productivity […]

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Hodgman Govt Supports 5 Building Surveyor Cadetships Across Tasmania

Hodgman Govt Supports 5 Building Surveyor Cadetships Across Tasmania

17 January 2018

Tasmania Minister for Building and Construction Guy Barnett Support For The Future Of The Building Industry Victor P Taffa Tasmania is in the midst of a construction boom fuelled by both the private sector and the Hodgman Government’s $2 Billion infrastructure investment in major works and capital upgrades for public infrastructure, including hospitals and schools. […]

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Victoria Will Double Exports To India Over The Next Decade

Victoria Will Double Exports To India Over The Next Decade

16 January 2018

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews Victoria’s India Strategy Doubles Trade And Creating Jobs Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is taking action to double the value of Victoria’s annual goods exports to India to almost $1 Billion over the next decade. Premier Daniel Andrews unveiled Victoria’s India Strategy: Our Shared Future ahead of his first official visit […]

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Building Approvals In Victoria Up By 28.5 % For November 2017

Building Approvals In Victoria Up By 28.5 % For November 2017

11 January 2018

Victoria Treasurer Tim Pallas Victoria Leads The Nation’s Building Approvals Victor P Taffa In good news for housing affordability, Victoria recorded the strongest growth in building approvals across the nation, bolstering housing supply and making an important contribution to the State’s economy. “Strong growth in residential building approvals is good news for housing affordability and […]

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New Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility To Be Built In Dandenong South

New Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Facility To Be Built In Dandenong South

10 January 2018

Victoria Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis Manufacturing Jobs Just What The Doctor Ordered Victor P Taffa Victoria’s manufacturing sector has received a healthy boost from a new state-of-the-art facility in Dandenong South that will create 150 new full-time jobs over the next 3 years. “This represents one of the biggest Korean investments in […]

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Dwelling Approvals Up 0.9 % For November 2017

Dwelling Approvals Up 0.9 % For November 2017

09 January 2018

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Dwelling Approvals Rise 0.9 % In November Victor P Taffa Number of dwellings approved rose 0.9 % in November 2017, in trend terms, and has risen for 10 months, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. “Dwelling approvals have continued to rise in recent months, which […]

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14 % Of People Aged 65 Years+ In Labour Force Up 9.4 % Since 2006

14 % Of People Aged 65 Years+ In Labour Force Up 9.4 % Since 2006

26 December 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Census Shares Insights Into Australia’s Ageing Population Victor P Taffa Australians are living longer, but also working later into their lives according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2016 Census of Population and Housing. Proportion of older people in Australia’s labour force has increased over the […]

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SafeWork New South Wales Investigates Dangerous Use Of Portable Gas Appliances

SafeWork New South Wales Investigates Dangerous Use Of Portable Gas Appliances

24 December 2017

New South Wales Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean Government Cracks Down On Dangerous Use Of Gas Appliances In Restaurants Victor P Taffa State Government is cracking down on dodgy operators using portable gas appliances dangerously in New South Wales restaurants, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said. Minister Kean said a recent SafeWork New […]

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Sean Keenihan Appointed As Chair Of Study Adelaide Board

Sean Keenihan Appointed As Chair Of Study Adelaide Board

11 December 2017

South Australia Minister for Investment and Trade Martin Hamilton-Smith New Study Adelaide Board Chair Sean Keenihan Victor P Taffa Study Adelaide will remain focused on delivering positive outcomes for one of the state’s biggest exports for the international education sector under the leadership of newly appointed chair of the Study Adelaide Board, Sean Keenihan. As […]

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Biotherapeutics Company To Open A Manufacturing Facility In Melbourne’s North

Biotherapeutics Company To Open A Manufacturing Facility In Melbourne’s North

10 December 2017

Victoria Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis New Biotech Facility To Save Lives And Boost Jobs Victor P Taffa Leading global biotherapeutics company CSL Limited has unveiled its new world-class manufacturing facility in Melbourne’s north, which will create life-saving medicine and hundreds of jobs. Minister for Trade and Investment Philip Dalidakis joined Minister for […]

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Gosford Based Work Health And Safety Research Centre Opens

Gosford Based Work Health And Safety Research Centre Opens

08 December 2017

New South Wales Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean New World-Class Work Health And Safety Research Centre Opens Victor P Taffa A new world-class research centre that will help reduce deaths and serious injuries in New South Wales workplaces will officially open its doors today, Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean said. Gosford-based $2.5 Million […]

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Dwelling Approvals Up 0.7 % For October 2017

Dwelling Approvals Up 0.7 % For October 2017

30 November 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Dwelling Approvals Rise 0.7 % In October Victor P Taffa Number of dwellings approved rose 0.7 % in October 2017, in trend terms, and has risen for 9 months, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. “Dwelling approvals have continued to strengthen in recent months, rising […]

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Residential Asbestos Checklist Officially Launched

Residential Asbestos Checklist Officially Launched

24 November 2017

South Australia Minister for Industrial Relations John Rau Checklist Promotes Asbestos Safety Victor P Taffa A new tool has been launched today to help home renovators better identify asbestos before any work gets underway. “Regardless of whether you’re a DIY renovator or a contractor, it’s essential to remain vigilant when working on a property.” Minister […]

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Andrews Govt Grant Enables Expansion Of Confectionery Company

Andrews Govt Grant Enables Expansion Of Confectionery Company

21 November 2017

Victoria Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll Ballarat Finds Its Manufacturing Sweet Tooth Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is helping more Ballarat manufacturers grow their operations, create new jobs and take their products to the world. Minister for Industry and Employment Ben Carroll and Member for Wendouree Sharon Knight today visited Ferndale Confectionery to […]

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Wages Up 0.5% September Quarter 2017

Wages Up 0.5% September Quarter 2017

15 November 2017

Australian Bureau Of Statistics Wages Rise 0.5% Seasonally Adjusted Victor P Taffa Seasonally adjusted Wage Price Index (WPI) rose 0.5 % in the September quarter 2017 and 2.0 % over the year, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). WPI, seasonally adjusted, has recorded quarterly wages growth in the range […]

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