Enhancing Victoria’s Economic Performance and Productivity

Premiers jobs and investment panel

Disruptive technologies, global trends and structural change create new opportunities and challenges for Victoria. Increasing productivity across the economy is critical to improving living standards for all Victorians.

The Premier's Jobs and Investment Panel (the Panel) has been asked by the Premier to develop practical solutions to enhance Victoria's economic performance and productivity for Government consideration.

On 13 June 2017, the Panel released a discussion paper. The Panel will consult with Victorian businesses and the community. The Panel asks for innovative, concrete and implementable reform ideas that can help drive sustainable economic growth that benefits all Victorians.

The discussion paper covers 5 key areas:

  • workforce
  • regulation
  • digital transformation and disruption
  • financial services sector
  • construction sector

This selective approach focuses on areas that will most clearly impact productivity and economic performance, however they are the first wave of what the Panel hopes will be a broader reform agenda.

Read the discussion paper and join the conversation.

Premier's Jobs & Investment Panel

Premiers jobs and investment panel

The Panel provides strategic advice to the Premier on driving economic growth and creating high-skill, high-wage jobs in Victoria.

The Panel is chaired by Harold Mitchell AC, and brings together some of Australia's brightest business minds, including CEOs and other senior business and industry organisation leaders.

Members of the Panel represent a broad range of perspectives which are critical to ensuring Victoria's ongoing prosperity, including tertiary education, the community sector, regional Victoria, advanced manufacturing and small to medium enterprises.

The Premier's Jobs and Investment Panel members are:

  • Mr Harold Mitchell AC (Chair) — Founder, Mitchell & Partners
  • Ms Amanda Banfield — Managing Director, Mondelez International (Australia and New Zealand)
  • Professor Glyn Davis — Vice Chancellor, The University of Melbourne
  • Dr Megan Clark AC — Director, Rio Tinto Limited
  • Ms Tracey Fellows — CEO, REA Group
  • Ms Belinda Duarte — CEO, Culture is Life
  • Ms Jill Walsh — Partner, Actco-Pickering Metal Industries
  • Ms Margot Spalding — Co-founder, Jimmy Possum
  • Mr Luke Hilakari — Secretary, Victorian Trades Hall Council
  • Mr Tim Piper — Director, Australian Industry Group (Victorian Branch)
  • Mr Mark Stone — CEO, Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Mr Graeme Ford — CEO, Victorian Farmers Federation

Last updated on Wednesday, 12 September 2018