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Growing Careers For Those With A Disability At Yarra View

Hundreds of workers with a disability are being given employment opportunities through the Andrews Labor Government’s Social Procurement Framework. The framework is using the Labor Government’s buying power to ensure that organisations tendering for government work include positive social, economic and environmental outcomes, such as jobs for disability jobseekers. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade […]

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Pitching In For Local Soccer Clubs Across Victoria

Local councils will be able to expand and renovate football facilities to help meet growing demand, thanks to a major funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula today announced applications had opened for the World Game Facilities Fund. With more than 350,000 participants statewide, the world […]

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Statement On Stawell Gift In 2020

The Andrews Labor Government recognises that the Stawell Gift holds special meaning for many Victorians. On 22 February 2019, the Government announced that it would provide an additional $138,000 to restore prize money levels and retain broadcast arrangements for the 2019 Gift. The Government publicly indicated that future funding support would be conditional on significant […]

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Victoria Leads The Country In Fintech Funding

Victorian FinTech companies have dominated key funding rounds, accounting for almost 80 per cent of $2 billion allocated to Australian startups in the last financial year. Techboard’s Australian Startup and Young Technology Company Funding Report found that the most significant funding results were led by Victorian unicorns Property Exchange Australia Ltd (PEXA), which was acquired […]

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Clear View To Bright Tech Future With Sister State Jiangsu

Smog-busting technology is being developed in a collaboration between Victorian and Chinese researchers – ­and more innovation grants today become available for local organisations looking to break new ground in China. Up to $200,000 is available to companies keen to work with counterparts in Jiangsu Province, Victoria’s sister state for the past 40 years. Two […]

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Victorian Exports Soar As Exporters Take National Prizes

Booming med-tech and pharmaceutical sales have helped propel the value of Victoria’s exports to an all-time high of $57.7 billion, up 10 per cent in a year, as local companies last night won big at the Australian Export Awards. Victorian companies took top honours in four of the 13 Australian Export Award categories: Swisse Wellness […]

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World Class: Victoria Honours Top International Students

Victoria’s international students have been celebrated at the 2019 Victorian International Education Awards. Now in their seventh year, the awards acknowledge students who have excelled in their studies and their contributions to the broader community. The awards, including the Premier’s Award for International Student of the Year, highlight the diversity of the sector with categories […]

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Top Scientists Celebrated With Prestigious Awards

Victoria’s world-leading scientists have been recognised at the 2019 Victoria Prize and Fellowship Awards. The Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation is the state’s most prestigious award for life sciences and physical sciences, acknowledging individuals who are leaders in their field. Associate Professor Timothy Scott was awarded a $150,000 veski innovation fellowship to undertake key […]

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Victoria Pavilion Leads Showgrounds Into The Future

Melbourne Showgrounds’ landmark new event and exhibition space Victoria Pavilion has been officially launched as the rejuvenation of the much-loved precinct continues. The Andrews Labor Government has committed $1.5 million to the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) to develop a masterplan to maximise the potential of the precinct. The showgrounds is the state’s largest […]

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New Jobs Boost Just The Ticket For Melbourne’s West

Andrews Labor Government support has secured another jobs win for Victoria with ticket, tag and label manufacturer TMA Group launching a major new facility in Truganina today. TMA has relocated its main ticket operations from New South Wales to Melbourne’s west, reinforcing Victoria’s standing as the country’s premier manufacturing and innovation state. The new production, […]

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