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Mobile Coverage For Regional Train Passengers

Passengers on Victoria’s five busiest regional rail lines will start to experience better mobile coverage on their journeys as the Andrews Labor Government’s Regional Rail Connectivity Project (RRCP) gathers pace. About a quarter of V/Line’s Vlocity trains are now fitted with mobile signal boosters, with more trains set to roll out each week until the […]

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Supporting Aboriginal Businesses And Entrepreneurs

The Andrews Labor Government today announced new grants to benefit Aboriginal businesses, entrepreneurs and startups and a $750,000 funding package for Kinaway, Victoria’s Aboriginal chamber of commerce. Victoria’s startup agency LaunchVic has opened a round of grants designed to improve access and participation in the state’s startup community for Aboriginal Victorians. The grants of up […]

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Multi-Million Dollar Boost To Startup Skills And Services

The Andrews Labor Government will invest $2.9 million in educating thousands of Victorian startups though the state’s startup agency, LaunchVic. Sixteen service providers have been selected to run the education programs, with up to 2,000 places available to Victorian startup founders and their staff. The programs will vary in length and format, and include short […]

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New Portal Takes Clinical Trial Expertise To The World

Victoria is set to strengthen its position as a global destination for clinical trials, with the launch of the Victorian Clinical Trials Gateway. Victoria’s clinical trial sector has a reputation for speed, quality and cost-efficiency and is backed by highly skilled professionals and world-class institutions. The Gateway will make it easier for companies to access […]

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New Victorian Hearing Aid Tech Is Music To All Ears

The Andrews Labor Government is backing local, world-first technology that will give Victorians – particularly those in regional areas – better access to more convenient, affordable hearing aids. The Facett hearing aid device allows users to test their hearing and manage their personalised settings in their own home via a computer or mobile device with […]

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Fixing More Mobile Blackspots Across Regional Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has abandoned the Commonwealth Mobile Black Spot Programme in favour of its own system which chooses mobile tower locations based on merit and necessity rather than political interests. The Labor Government will use the $11 million it planned to invest in the third round of the Commonwealth program to build new […]

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Melbourne Makes FinTech Push With Two New Hubs

The Andrews Labor Government today announced it will launch two new financial technology hubs to support local startups, attract investment and create jobs in this growing global industry. The Labor Government is partnering with two hub operators – Stone & Chalk and YBF Ventures, formerly known as York Butter Factory – to help grow Melbourne’s […]

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Regional Passengers Say Goodbye To Mobile Black Spots

Passengers on Victoria’s five busiest regional rail lines are set to see major improvements in mobile coverage following the successful testing of mobile signal repeaters, which will be used in Australia for the first time. The successful pilot clears the way for the rollout of the $18 million Regional Rail Connectivity Project, which will boost […]

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Making Victoria A State Of Innovators

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in Victoria’s future as a global innovation centre with $50,000 to inspire the next generation of problem solvers and equip them with the skills they need. The Labor Government is partnering with the Royal Society of Victoria and the Commonwealth Government to deliver the state’s Inspiring Australia program which […]

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Backing Regional Startups To Boost Business And Create Jobs

The Andrews Labor Government is giving councils across Victoria, particularly those in regional and rural areas, the tools they need to support local startups and entrepreneurs. Speaking at successful startup accelerator Runway Geelong, Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis launched the next round of LaunchVic initiatives which will assist regional startups and […]

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