The Local Jobs First Commissioner is an advocate for businesses, workers, apprentices, trainees and cadets, ensuring that they continue to benefit from Victorian Government procurement.

The Local Jobs First Commissioner is Mr Don Matthews.

Mr Matthews is a highly regarded senior executive from the manufacturing industry. He is currently the Chair of various Boards and has held several senior roles in industry, including Chief Operating Officer at Amcor Australasia, President SCA Hygiene Australasia and most recently Executive Director of the Industry Capability Network Victoria, whose role is to facilitate opportunities for local businesses to work on major projects.

The Commissioner also has compliance powers to ensure that agencies and contractors involved in government procurement understand their obligations under the Act. To understand more about the Commissioner’s compliance powers, click here.

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A message from the Local Jobs First Commissioner:

“I am delighted to be the inaugural Local Jobs First Commissioner. I am looking forward to working with all the stakeholders across government and industry to deliver the best outcomes for local industry and ensure that the opportunities for Victorians in securing apprenticeships cadetships and traineeships is realised”


See some examples of the outcomes achieved from Local Jobs First