Posted on 05. Oct, 2010 in Clayton Update

Monash University has been crowned Victoria’s exporter of the year at the prestigious Governor of Victoria Export Awards for excellence in international education.

The awards, held last night at Government House, recognised excellence among Victoria’s exporters in a broad range of categories.

Industry and Trade Minister Jacinta Allan congratulated the 12 winners across 14 categories and said the awards showcased how innovative and competitive Victoria’s exporters had become.

“It is clear that Victoria’s exporters are some of the most diverse and competitive in Australia, if not the world, in their respective markets,” she said.

“This helps to create more jobs in Victoria and helps to make our state become a national, and even international, hub of advanced manufacturing and design.”

The 2010 Governor of Victoria Export Award winners are:

  • Victorian Exporter of the Year: Monash University
  • Export Award for Innovation Excellence: Acrux
  • Agribusiness Award: Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd
  • Arts and Entertainment Award: Jonathan M. Shiff Productions Pty Ltd
  • Education and Training Award: Monash University
  • Emerging Exporter Award: Sukin Organics Pty Ltd
  • Information and Communication Technology Award: Thales Australia (Air Operations Division)
  • Large Advanced Manufacturer Award: Mett Pty Ltd
  • Large Services Award: Acrux
  • Minerals and Energy Award: Duratray International
  • Regional Exporter Award: Kempe
  • Small Business Award: Firelight Technologies
  • Small to Medium Manufacturer Award: Future Fibre Technologies
  • Small to Medium Services Award: Grande Projects Pty Ltd


Ms Allan said that Victorian exports had grown under the Brumby Labor Government.

“Victoria’s exports contribute $31 billion to our state’s economy each year, up from the $25 billion in 2000,” she said.

“Our exports come from a range of industries, including food and beverage, biotech, international education, and defence and aviation.”

Ms Allan said the Brumby Labor Government had provided strong support for industry by slashing payroll tax by $193 million in the 2010-11 Budget.

“We have also launched the $11.5 million Competitive Business Fund to help Victorian businesses better target national and global markets,” she said.

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