Victorian Budget 21/22

Victorian jobs for Victorian workers

Since coming to government, we’ve made sure every Victorian benefits from our record investment in infrastructure.

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That includes mandating minimum local content on major projects, including a 90% minimum on construction projects.

More opportunities for young Victorians

We’ve also mandated the use of local apprentices, trainees and cadets, creating more opportunity for young Victorians.

To further this commitment, this Budget provides $41 million to create even more opportunities for Victorian businesses and workers.

This includes funding to oversee and enforce compliance with the Local Jobs First Act 2003 and the Local Jobs First Policy, and to implement the Fair Jobs Code, supported by a new unit to undertake education and compliance activities.

This will make sure we’re getting a double benefit from every dollar of investment – building and making in Victoria, while also supporting Victorian jobs.

Locally sourced uniforms and equipment

As part of this investment, funding for Ethical Clothing Australia will ensure government uniforms and personal protective equipment (PPE) are bought from accredited ethical and local sources.

Reviewed 15 May 2021


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