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Training The Next Wave Of International Student Leaders

A new Andrews Labor Government program will help give international students the social, practical and professional skills and experience they need to lead in global business. LIVE Projects is one of the major components to come out of the Lead, Intern, Volunteer, Experience (LIVE) initiative launched in March and will help international students gain invaluable […]

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Inspiring The Next Generation Of Female Entrepreneurs

The Andrews Labor Government is proudly supporting the 2017 girledworld Leadership Summit to boost gender equality across the workforce and inspire the next generation of female leaders and entrepreneurs. At the two day summit at the University of Melbourne, girls in years 7 to 12 will hear from female leaders and entrepreneurs about the skills […]

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Victoria’s Fintech Hub To Drive Innovation And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government will establish a financial technology hub in Docklands to boost local startups, attract investment and create new jobs in the fast growing industry that supports Victoria’s professional services sector. Fintech is growing in importance as new technologies change the face of the finance industry and Victoria’s reputation for digital innovation means […]

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Applications Open For Victoria’s Export Awards

Applications are now open for the Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEAs), with businesses from across Victoria’s major industry sectors encouraged to apply and have their contribution to our economy recognised. The Governor of Victoria Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AM is the patron of the awards, which are made up of 15 categories, […]

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Latrobe Valley Companies Ready To Take On China

Ten businesses from the Latrobe Valley and broader Gippsland area recently met face-to-face with some of China’s biggest companies as part of a Victorian Government trade mission that will help the region’s economy to diversify and grow. The mission was led by Minister for Small Business Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis and will help Latrobe […]

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LaunchVic To Support Migrant And Refugee Startups

Projects that support Victorian migrants and refugees to develop startup businesses are being sought as part of LaunchVic’s third round of funding. The Andrews Labor Government’s $60 million startup fund, LaunchVic, today unveiled its new forward plan and announced it will encourage more migrants and refugees to get involved in Victoria’s startup sector. Some of […]

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Victorian Small Businesses To Get A Fairer Go

Small businesses across Victoria will be better off under the new Australian Supplier Payment Code launched by the Victorian Government and the Business Council of Australia (BCA). Victorian Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis and BCA CEO Jennifer Westacott unveiled the new nation-wide voluntary code today. Under the code, businesses will commit […]

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Victoria Cutting Red Tape For Retail Businesses

The Andrews Labor Government is seeking feedback on the Draft Small Business Regulation Review (Retail Sector) Action Statement that aims to cut red tape and reduce the regulatory burden for small retail businesses. The Government has made it a priority to decrease unnecessary regulation and the review is an opportunity for retail businesses and other […]

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Melbourne Well On Its Way To Being ‘Cyber Ready’

Victoria is continuing its push towards becoming the first truly cyber ready city in Australia with the launch of Cyber Victoria, a program that will strengthen Victoria’s position at the centre of Australia’s rapidly growing cyber security ecosystem. The Cyber Victoria Program will be delivered by LifeJourney, the company credited with driving the Cyber Maryland […]

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Victoria Strengthening R&D Ties With Jiangsu

The Andrews Labor Government is funding research and development partnerships between five Victorian research organisations and five innovative organisations from Jiangsu Province – Victoria’s sister state. Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis met with the Jiangsu Department of Science and Technology to finalise round one winners of the Victoria-Jiangsu Program for Technology […]

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