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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Domino’s® delivers bigger start-up slice for advancing Queensland

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Tuesday, February 09, 2016

    Domino’s® delivers bigger start-up slice for advancing Queensland

    Queensland-based Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Limited will deliver more opportunities for start-ups and new jobs with the establishment of a global innovation lab at its Brisbane headquarters, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

    Ms Palaszczuk met with Domino’s® Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Don Meij to discuss the new DLAB and the digital transformation it will drive.

    “Domino’s employs more than 5000 Queenslanders and from Brisbane they co-ordinate the company’s operations across Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Japan and Germany,” she said.

    “No longer does Domino’s just move pizzas. They move industries into the digital age. It’s fascinating, globally scaleable work done here in Queensland.

    “I welcome Don’s and Domino’s® commitment to innovation and the establishment of DLAB as a Queensland hub for start-ups, entrepreneurs and thinkers.”


    “The platform they are providing local innovators and entrepreneurs at the DLAB is the same launch-pad approach my Government wants to emulate through the Advance Queensland agenda.”

    Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business Leeanne Enoch said the Palaszczuk Government has committed $24 million for the Advance Queensland Startup Queensland initiative.

    “The $24 million suite of programs have been designed with the help of entrepreneurs who know what it takes to get a business off the ground,” she said.

    “Queensland is home to more than 200 startups that provide more than 1900 knowledge economy jobs, and our government recognises this enormous potential to grow and diversify our state’s economy and create jobs of the future."

    The Premier said Mr Meij has been invited to be a keynote speaker at her Government’s landmark Innovation and Investment Summit to be held in Brisbane on April 27 to 29.

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