The Hon. John Brumby MP has been invited to speak on the progress of the Victorian Government’s China Strategy which was first developed in 2005 with the significant involvement of the Australia China Business Council Victoria. The Premier will also discuss the outcomes of his recent visit to China where he promoted industry sectors critical to Victoria’s development. These Sectors included Victoria’s innovative, creative and knowledge-intensive industries such as biotechnology, environmental technologies and advanced manufacturing.
John Brumby was sworn in as the 45th Premier of Victoria on 30 July, 2007. Before becoming Premier, he served as Treasurer and Minister for Regional and Rural Development—leading economic and regulation reform in the Labor Government and establishing Australia’s first Regional Infrastructure Development Fund. John Brumby was also appointed as Victoria’s first Minister for Innovation in February 2002.