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#039: Philip Dalidakis MP: Working hard is a public service

By Jordan Michaelides

Philip Dalidakis MP ( @philipdalidakis ) is the Victorian Minister for Trade & Investment, Innovation & the Digital Economy, and Small Business. In addition, he is also MP for the Southern Metro area.

Phil is a unique individual, a life-long St Kilda supporter (something I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemies) and a politician who genuinely cares for building the infrastructure that will allow Victorian businesses to succeed, while setting up a future that his children can be proud of.  

I believe it’s incredibly important that we engage and understand the leaders of our community. For the Startup & Innovation sector across Australia, this will be a useful conversation for considering the goals of Phil and his team in the community.

I hope that this interview will showcase that politicians are just ordinary people, tasked with a never-ending list of priorities, a mob of people looking to get something out of of them, all the while trying to navigate our future.

Key topics of conversation included:

  • St Kilda FC & Jewish history
  • What he’s learnt from his family
  • Why Philip got into politics
  • Victoria as a startup hub
  • About LaunchVic
  • How Israel invests

Listen to the episode

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SHOW NOTES:

  • Bio: St Kilda FC & Jewish history {04:45}
  • What he’s learnt from his family {11:07}
  • Why Philip got into politics {18:56}
  • Victoria as a startup hub {24:40}
  • About LaunchVic {31:43}
  • How Israel invests {35:32}
  • Most recent book he’s read {38:30}
  • Daily routines {38:49}
  • If he could have a billboard anywhere {40:12}

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