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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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Getting Things Done For Victoria’s Medtech Startups

Victorian medical technology startups will have access to unprecedented financial support with the Andrews Labor Government securing the national headquarters of the MedTech Actuator program. The program will offer innovative startups up to $2.7 million in funding over 15 months. This, combined with Commonwealth R&D tax incentives, means startups could access nearly $4 million to […]

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Cybergym To Give Local Security Systems A Workout

Israeli cyber security company CyberGym is the latest tech company to set up shop in Melbourne with its global headquarters and state-of-the-art cyber security training arena opening in Docklands today. Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis officially opened the centre, which will add 60 jobs to the more than 3,200 technology jobs […]

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Startups Unveiled For First Cyber Security Accelerator

The Andrews Labor Government has unveiled the startups that have been selected to participate in Australia’s first cyber security accelerator program – CyRise. Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy Philip Dalidakis announced the group which includes Brooklyn Dynamics, CYDARM, NetCrypt and Cybercitadel. CyRise is jointly backed by Dimension Data, Deakin University and LaunchVic – […]

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Mobile Coverage For 25 More Regional Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with Optus to build 25 new mobile towers throughout regional Victoria – providing 5,000 households and businesses with new mobile coverage. More than 166 regional communities are now being connected to mobile data and calls thanks to the Labor Government’s co-funding of new mobile towers across the state – […]

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Vicprize Supporting Best And Brightest For Two Decades

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the recipients of the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation and Victoria Fellowship at an awards ceremony held by veski at Melbourne’s Investment Centre. The Labor Government partnered with veski – an organisation dedicated to fostering an innovative economy – to celebrate the awards, which help recipients take the […]

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