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Ticket Scalping Crackdown To Put Real Fans First

The Andrews Labor Government will introduce legislation today to crack down on ticket scalping and give regular fans a fairer go. While the internet has made it easier for people to purchase tickets, a resale market of price gouging has emerged. The Labor Government’s Major Events Legislation Amendment (ticket scalping and other matters) Bill 2017 […]

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Melbourne Storming On To The World Stage

Victoria will host another massive international rugby league blockbuster next year when our reigning NRL premiers, Melbourne Storm, take on Super League title holders Leeds Rhinos for the 2018 World Club Challenge. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined the coaches from both teams today to announce that the fixture will take place […]

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Full Steam Ahead For Puffing Billy

Victoria’s iconic Puffing Billy will undergo major works to boost visitor numbers and bring more business to the region, thanks to funding from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren and Member for Monbulk James Merlino have announced $8.2 million to improve facilities at the popular tourist spot. A new […]

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White Night To Light Up Geelong And Bendigo

The Andrews Labor Government is bringing White Night to Geelong and Bendigo for the first time in 2018. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined White Night Artistic Director David Atkins OAM at the Geelong Botanic Gardens today to announce the event’s further expansion into regional Victoria. The Labor Government brought White Night […]

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Melbourne Showcased In Huge New Tourism Push

The Andrews Labor Government will launch a major new tourism campaign to attract more interstate visitors – to boost jobs, strengthen the economy and showcase what Victoria does best. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Visit Victoria CEO Peter Bingeman at the National Gallery of Victoria today to officially launch A Twist […]

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Victoria To Honour Legacy Of Nelson Mandela

Melbourne will host the world premiere of the MANDELA My Life exhibition in September 2018. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Sello Hatang today at Melbourne Museum, where the exhibition will premiere to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. It will be the first time […]

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Victoria To Serve Up An Even Better Grand Slam

The most loved names in world tennis will converge on Melbourne in January for what will be the biggest and best Australian Open yet. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren joined Tennis Australia CEO and Australian Open Tournament Director Craig Tiley at Melbourne Park today to officially launch Australian Open 2018. This year’s […]

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More Good News For Victorian Golf Fans

In a major coup for local golf fans, Melbourne will host the Emirates Australian Open Golf in 2020 and 2022. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren announced today that the Open will be played in Victoria for the first time since 2005. Minister Eren met with Golf Australia Chief Executive Officer Stephen Pitt […]

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LATAM Touches Down In Melbourne

The first ever direct flight between Santiago and Melbourne will land at Melbourne Airport this evening, heralding a new stage in the growing relationship between Chile and Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government has partnered with South America’s largest airline, LATAM Airlines, to operate three services per week. LATAM is now one of 31 international airlines […]

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The Presidents Cup Is On Its Way Back To Victoria

With dates and a venue locked in, Victoria can look forward to making history as the Presidents Cup returns to the sporting capital in 2019. The 2019 Presidents Cup will be held on 9-15 December at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Victoria will become the first location outside the United States to stage the […]

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