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Wheels In Motion For Victorian Social Enterprise

Social Enterprises are receiving a leg up through the Andrews Labor Government’s Boost Your Business voucher program. The fourth round of the voucher program is providing a boost to more than 90 small to medium enterprises, including a number of social enterprises that help to provide opportunities for all Victorians. Leading social enterprise Good Cycles […]

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Saints March Into Marvel In Support Of Chinese Community

Victoria has secured the AFL Round 12 game between St Kilda and Port Adelaide which has been relocated from Shanghai, and will harness the occasion to celebrate the local Chinese community. The match had been scheduled to take place on 31 May, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the St Kilda home […]

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World’s Best Female Business Minds To Meet In Melbourne

Female business leaders and game changers from Victoria and around the world will join forces in Melbourne this March for inaugural all-women international business summit, GVw 2020. Hosted by the Victorian Government’s trade agency, Global Victoria, GVw 2020 will showcase Victoria’s world-leading capabilities in sectors such as technology, infrastructure, transport, defence, health and sport, while […]

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Taskforce To Help Shape Victoria’s Innovation Agenda

The Andrews Labor Government is bolstering Victoria’s position as a leading destination for tech and innovation by bringing together startups, universities, businesses and the investment community to form an innovation taskforce. Minister for Jobs, Innovation and Trade Martin Pakula today announced membership of the taskforce, which will work to support the rollout of the Labor […]

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Helping Hand For International Students

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting the international student community affected by the coronavirus outbreak with care packages being provided through the Study Melbourne centre and online counselling. Volunteers from the international student community gathered at the Study Melbourne Student Centre in Hardware Lane today to fill care packages with grocery vouchers, support service information […]

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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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