The Victorian government has announced it will provide a $500 million fund to help public infrastructure workers find work as part of a $1.7 billion package to save jobs. The Working with Victoria Fund will support employment in response to the pandemic and afford security for Victorians. Premier Daniel Andrews said the government will continue … Continue reading Victorian government announces $1.7 bn support package
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) has welcomed the Victorian government’s decision to increase renewable power generation targets in the state to lower power prices. Yesterday, the Victorian government announced details of the winning bids for the state’s first renewable energy auction, which will generate more than 900 megawatts (MW) of new clean energy, exceeding the original target of 650MW. Under … Continue reading Victoria’s renewable push gets positive response from industry
The Victorian government has said that Alcoa’s Portland smelter has restored production capacity lost following a power outage in December last year that they say will boost the confidence for manufacturing workers and local businesses. Premier Daniel Andrews and Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney met Alcoa workers and contractors to celebrate completion of the … Continue reading Alcoa smelter production capacity restored
In a news release earlier this week, the Andrews Labor Government is creating thousands of local jobs and using Victorian businesses to build the biggest public transport project in Victorian history – the Metro Tunnel. This was announced when Premier Daniel Andrews visited Spotswood’s Rail Centre to meet with apprentices and workers to announce the jobs … Continue reading Melbourne Metro Tunnel to see creation of 7000 jobs
The federal government will provide $30 million for Alcoa as part of a $230 million deal for the company’s troubled aluminium smelter in Portland, Victoria, according to the ABC. Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and Victorian premier Daniel Andrews jointly announced the bailout this morning that also involves a four-year electricity deal with the energy company … Continue reading Alcoa relief as federal, state governments seal bailout deal
The state opposition has said that Victoria’s 200,000 public servants could support Australian car manufacturers by only being allowed to purchase Holdens, Fords and Toyotas.